Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Harrisburg, PA

Harrisburg University, established in 2001, offers undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs in applied science and technology fields. The non-profit institution is located in Harrisburg.

Website: www.HarrisburgU.edu/

Private
Co-ed
511
Undergraduate
Students
(48.7%) 249 Women
(51.3%) 262 Men
3,560
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
Not reported
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
2.92
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$34,100
Tuition and Fees
$23,900
Room and Board
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
69%
Average Freshman Award
$22,054
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$34,547
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
Not reported
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 49% of classes
10-19 students: 46% of classes
20-29 students: 5% of classes
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Campus Life

Harrisburg Population
49,279
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
 
Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
 
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.6% Asian
38.1% Black/African-American
13.1% Hispanic/Latino
4.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
38.9% White
1.2% Unknown
International Students
1.4% from 4 countries
First-Year Students Returning
54.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
90%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
5.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Minimally Difficult: Most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is not required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English    
Mathematics    
Science    
Foreign Language    
Social Studies    
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT    
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
326 Market Street
City, State, Zip
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Phone
(717) 901-5101
Fax
(717) 901-5150
E-mail
admissions@HarrisburgU.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
Not reported
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported
Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
121 admitted students enrolled
Men
135 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
2.92
3.75 and Above
11%
3.50 - 3.74
25%
3.25 - 3.49
22%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
23%
2.00 - 2.49
9%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
Not reported
Score of 30 - 36
Not reported
Score of 24 - 29
Not reported
Score of 18 - 23
Not reported
Score of 12 - 17
Not reported
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$34,100
Tuition and Fees
$23,900
Room and Board
Not reported
Books and Supplies
$1,500
Other Expenses
$1,900
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
FinancialAid@HarrisburgU.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning -100
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 039483
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
199 (92.3%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
186 (98.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
185 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
28 (16.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
69%
Average Award
$22,054
Need-Based Gift
Received by 183 (99.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,639
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 149 (70.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,261
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 20 (14.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
32 (8.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $19,168

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
488 (95.8%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
467 (95.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
463 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
81 (18.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
71%
Average Award
$22,885
Need-Based Gift
Received by 461 (99.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $20,019
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 346 (72.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,951
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 64 (15.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
43 (6.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $19,305

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
94%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$34,547
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Physical Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Computational and Applied Mathematics
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
  • Geography
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Natural Sciences
Most Popular Disciplines
Computer and information sciences, Science technologies, Physical sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Summer session
Study Abroad
Not offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
Not reported
Part-Time Faculty
Not reported
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
Not reported
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 49% of classes
10-19 students: 46% of classes
20-29 students: 5% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
4,409
Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
10
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Harrisburg Population
49,279
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
 

Weather

Temperature
21 average low in January, 76 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
.4 miles from campus in Harrisburg
Nearest Train Station
.3 miles from campus in Harrisburg

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
 
Students in College Housing
 
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Not available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Not available
Other
trained security personnel during hours of operation

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Not offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
 
School Colors
 

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
 

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
Not Reported
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
511
Women
249 (48.7%)
Men
262 (51.3%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
441
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.6% Asian
38.1% Black/African-American
13.1% Hispanic/Latino
4.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
38.9% White
1.2% Unknown
International Students.
1.4% from 4 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
3,560

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
54.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
Not reported

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
90%
Average Starting Salary
90%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
5.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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