Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg Graduate Program Reviews

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96%
of students recommend
(4.04 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 24 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 4,678 (3,866 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 72% part-time, 28% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $20,280 in-state; $26,482 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2015

The program is easily accessible as it is entirely online; however, I can still go to campus and use their facilities (library, gym, etc). One of the biggest cons is the price. Each class is extremely expensive, but the material is well worth it.
2.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Creative Writing
Graduation Year: 2015

Not enough strictly speaking creative writing professors (I had the same teacher four semesters in a row), but since it is a small, commuter campus, I totally understand. Other than that I had a fantastic experience at this school.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2014

The program and professors are great! The Humanities School is really great too! Penn State Harrisburg is growing campus and has a lot to offer!
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros are that you are in classes taught by professors who are still active in the field and the other students in your class are in the field as well which means you get to learn as much as you want.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Environmental Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

Penn State Harrisburg is a small school that has a lot to offer for its size. Professors are comparable to other schools, so instructional quality is good. Dining options and sporting events are limited, but social options and professional networking is probably better, per capita.
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

The professors are some of the most respected in their field of study. The program itself encourages participation among the students, where we drive not only the subjects to study, but also largely the method in which we study it.
3.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

I am a rising first year graduate student, and so I feel that some of my oppinions about the school may change. The campus is beautiful, and the faculty are very kind and supportive in the acceptance and enrollment process. This is not the main campus, and that comes with both positive and negative aspects. I like that the campus is small, but it still has some great things on the campus. For example, it has a starbucks, a great recreation center, and an ok library. The school is expensive; however, apply for everything and do so early (In-State tuition is actually reasonable). It's a beautiful school with awesome faculty and research. Those are the things that really count :)
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014

The clinical psychology program at Penn State Harrisburg offers students with the general knowledge and experience needed to succeed as a master's-level clinician. However, it doesn't challenge students in the way I anticipated and it doesn't specialize in any given area. The program lacks CCREP accreditation, which is something I wish was advertised or that I knew about in my program search. The coursework is light, which leaves time for full or part-time employment. Faculty is student-centered and will happily collaborate with students on research projects and information for practicum/internship sites. The campus is small and quiet for the most part; however, I frequently get threat notifications. I like that they keep students informed of the limited violence on campus though. The only financial aid experience I have had is with graduate work study and I was very easily offered a position, so I am satisfied with that aspect. The library offers countless information for research and class projects. Overall, I am generally satisfied with the program and I would recommend it to anyone interested in a program with a general approach.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2014

This graduate program is affordable and also provides an amazing quality Master of Public Administration program. A con is that I find it hard to contact faculty, and it's hard to get a timely response back regarding course information.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2013

Pros: -You get to know and network with a group of peers with a variety of backgrounds. -Well respected institution Cons: -none that I can think of. I'd attend here again.
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