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Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg

General Information

 

Year founded: N/A
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 2,259
Environment: Urban
Endowment: N/A
Admissions Address

777 W. Harrisburg Pike
Middletown, PA 17057

Website

http://www.hbg.psu.edu/

Admissions E-mail

hbgadmit@psu.edu


 

QuickFacts
Average high school GPA: 3.0
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: N/A
Admissions office telephone: N/A
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: N/A
Is the fee refundable? N/A
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: N/A
Applications via E-mail: N/A
Electronic application:
 
http://www.psu.edu/dept/admissions Tuition deposit: N/A
Room deposit: N/A
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 0
Mathematics 3 0
Science 3 0
Lab 0 0
Foreign language 2 0
Social studies 3 0
History 0 0
Academic electives 0 0
Total academic units 0 0

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: N/A
Admissions interview: N/A
Off-campus interview: N/A
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: N/A
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? N/A
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Important
 
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: N/A
Overall acceptance rate: 68%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 68%
Total applicants: 2,271
Total acceptances: 1,545
Total freshman enrollment: 339
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 0%
Male applicants: 1,179
Male acceptances: 818
Male freshman enrollment: 191
 
Female applicants: 1,092
Female acceptances: 727
Female freshman enrollment: 148
 
Students that applied here may also have applied to: N/A
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 27%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 0
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 0
Students enrolled from waiting list: 0

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 6%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 32%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 80%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 80%
Average high school GPA: 3.0
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 93%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 450 – 570
Math: 480 – 580
Combined: 930 – 1150

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 1.0% 1.9%
600-699 17.0% 19.9%
500-599 32.7% 43.6%
400-499 41.4% 28.9%
300-399 7.7% 5.5%
200-299 0.3% 0.3%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 5%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: N/A

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 N/A N/A N/A
24-29 N/A N/A N/A
18-23 N/A N/A N/A
12-17 N/A N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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