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National College Guidebook Recommends Six HU Undergraduate Programs

Nov 8, 2012

A national college guidebook recommends several undergraduate programs offered at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology.

The 30th edition of Rugg’s Recommendations on the Colleges includes six of the University’s undergraduate programs: Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer and Information Sciences,  Forensics,  Geospatial Technology, Management & eBusiness.  

The recommendations in the 2013 issue are based on interviews with students, monthly evaluations from secondary school counselors, and responses to questions sent to more than 1,000 counselors.  Rugg’s Recommendations is in over 80% of America’s high schools and libraries. The guidebook has been designated nationally as a “revered staple, the book parents and students must start with” in the search for a college to attend. The 30th edition is the accumulation of over 35 years of work in the undergraduate admissions process.

“When you talk with a student from HU, you know that you are talking with someone special - special in the most positive of ways - just like the university," says Fred Rugg author of Rugg's Recommendations on the Colleges.

The book’s author has taught business, mathematics, education, psychology, publishing, and entrepreneurship at four different colleges. He has worked in several college counseling departments for 20 years and conducted over 500 seminars for 10,000 counselors. Rugg’s advice and comments have appeared in such diverse publications as USA Today, Rolling Stone, College Bound, and BusinessWeek.

Copies of the guidebook can be ordered online at

More information on the undergraduate programs is found at

Founded in 2001 to address Central Pennsylvania's need for increased opportunities leading to careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, Harrisburg University offers 5 bachelor of science degrees and 3 graduate degree programs and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. For more information on the University's demand-driven undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs in applied science and technology fields, call 717.901.5146 or email,

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