Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

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Harrisburg University of Science & Technology is a non-profit comprehensive private university in Pennsylvania's capital, Harrisburg. The school was founded in 2001, opened its doors in 2005, and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Academics[edit]

Harrisburg University has 7 undergraduate and 4 graduate programs in science and technology related disciplines. There are multiple concentrations in each major. The university follows a trimester system.

Location and campus[edit]

Harrisburg University is located at 326 Market Street in Harrisburg. The University's location is in the capital of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, putting it within easy walking distance of numerous cultural and recreational activities as well as restaurants.

Harrisburg University Academic Center[edit]

The University's facilities include a 16-story $73-million building[1] at the corner of Fourth and Market streets in downtown Harrisburg. The Academic Center has room for 1,600 students spread out in 24 classrooms, six scientific teaching labs, a library, Reading Room, Student Services Center, 125-seat auditorium, six student meeting areas, a multi-media production facility and a courtyard.[1]

Housing[edit]

HU’s college apartments,where all on-campus students live, are beautiful, modern accommodations complete with the latest appliances and full kitchens. Students can choose Residences on Market apartments located directly across the street from the University’s Academic Center or Market View Place, located one-block from the University. Most of these apartment suites are double occupancy; a few house three students. All suites in both locations are fully furnished and include basic utilities and Wi-Fi internet services. Cable TV is available.

Student life[edit]

The campus sits right in the heart of the beautiful capital city of Pennsylvania. It's a thriving place overflowing with opportunities from vast dining options to diverse and exciting entertainment venues including theatres, museums, sports fields and more. This year student groups include everything from student government and Basketball Club to Japanese Culture Club, Forensic Club, and Social Media Club among many others. Students live in beautiful 1-2 bedroom apartments that are fully stocked with dishwashers and amenities, including a gorgeous view.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2014, Harrisburg University serves more than 900 undergraduate and graduate students. 49% of the student body is male and 49% is female.[2]

Endowment and the future of the university[edit]

Harrisburg University has received external support from the corporate sector, private individuals, and state and federal government. Fortune 500 companies and other leading companies such as The Hershey Company, Select Medical Corporation, PPL, Gannett Fleming, Cleveland Brothers Equipment Company, Tyco Electronics and Penn National Insurance have all supported the University since 2001.[3]

In June 2011, the University completed its initial comprehensive fundraising campaign (which was launched in 2006) called CONNECT: The Campaign for Harrisburg University. It had raised over $44-million, surpassing the overall goal of $40-million.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Harrisburg University's Academic Center Retrieved 2011-02-09.
  2. ^ Facts about Harrisburg University Harrisburg University. Retrieved 2011-02-05.
  3. ^ The Harrisburg University Story Harrisburg University. Retrieved 2011-02-04.
  4. ^ CONNECT: The Campaign for Harrisburg University Harrisburg University. Retrieved 2011-02-04.

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Coordinates: 40°15′43″N 76°52′49″W / 40.2619°N 76.8802°W / 40.2619; -76.8802