Why Penn State Harrisburg

A comprehensive undergraduate college and graduate school located in Pennsylvania's Capital Region—the hub of state government and numerous global industries—Penn State Harrisburg will connect you to learning that is on the cutting-edge of technology with state-of-the-art labs, inclusive and accessible spaces, and innovative programs. With many academic offerings—including master’s and doctoral degrees—and two robust honors programs, you’ll gain real-world knowledge and experience through capstone projects, internships, and undergraduate research opportunities in STEM fields, public policy, health, and more.

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Enroll in one of our more than forty four-year and two-year degree offerings or take advantage of our 2+2 plan and begin nearly any of Penn State’s 275+ majors here before transitioning to another campus, like University Park. No matter which major matches your interest, you’ll be backed by the strength of the Penn State network, our top-ranked research enterprise, faculty experts, and more than 775,000 alumni worldwide ready to open doors to future opportunities.

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Welcome to Penn State Harrisburg, home of world-class academics and a vibrant student community. We offer over 75 majors and degree options and dozens of clubs, societies, and other ways to get involved. Join us!

A Vibrant Community

At Penn State Harrisburg, you will join a diverse and vibrant community, with students coming from forty-eight U.S. states and fifty-two countries. Our campus offers on-campus housing with off-campus housing available nearby. From sixteen NCAA Division III athletic teams to student government to Penn State's renowned THON, you’ll have many opportunities to grow outside of the classroom. Take part in nearly ninety clubs and organizations, intramural and club sports, and community service activities, all connecting our campus community to the greater Central Pennsylvania community.