Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg (Penn State)

Middletown, PA

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Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg Applicant Information

Important Admissions Deadlines

Priority Application Due November 30
Reply to Acceptance by May 1

Admission Rate

  • Men
  • Women
  Men Women Total
Applied 1,354 1,128 2,482
Accepted 1,068 896 1,964
Acceptance Rate 79% 79% 79%
Enrolled 317 226 543

Penn State Test Scores

Note: All test score ranges and GPA are approximations based on available data. Falling within a school’s displayed range for test scores and/or GPA does not guarantee admission to that school.

Average GPA
3.04 (weighted)

SAT Scores

(87% of Students Admitted to Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg Submit SAT Scores)

  • Verbal 440 to 560
  • Math 470 to 590
  • Writing 430 to 540
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Writing
Category Verbal Math Writing
Top 75th Percentile 560 590 540
Bottom 25th Percentile 440 470 430

ACT Scores

(6% of Students Admitted to Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg Submit ACT Scores)

  • Verbal 20 to 26
  • Math 20 to 25
  • Composite 20 to 24
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Composite
  Verbal Math Composite
Top 75th Percentile 26 25 24
Bottom 25th Percentile 20 20 20

Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg Application Requirements

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($50)   Very Important
High School Diploma or Equivalent   Very Important
High School GPA   Very Important
High School Rank   Considered
High School Transcript   Important
Recommendations     Considered
Essay     Considered
Extracurricular Activities     Considered
Volunteer Work     Considered
Standardized Test Score(s)   Very Important
Interview     Not Considered
Competencies     Not Considered
TOEFL   Very Important

High School Prerequisites

Subject Years Required Years Recommended
English 4 4
Foreign Language 2 2
Math 3 3
Science 3 3
Social Studies 3 3
Electives 1 1

Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg Transfer Students

Undergraduate Enrollment 3,644 (92%)
Undergraduate Transfer-in Enrollment 281 (7%)

Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg Admissons Requirements for Transfers

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($50)   Very Important
High School Transcript   Very Important
College Transcript   Very Important
Essay/Personal Statement     Not Considered
Interview     Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores     Not Considered
Statement of Good Standing
from Prior Institution(s)
    Not Considered

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