Tuition & Fees

$7,365

$13,032

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
20%
500-599
34%
400-499
30%
300-399
14%
200-299
0
700-800
4%
600-699
34%
500-599
32%
400-499
14%
300-399
14%
200-299
2%
700-800
0
600-699
9%
500-599
36%
400-499
39%
300-399
14%
200-299
2%
30-36
5%
24-29
21%
18-23
42%
12-17
27%
6-11
5%
Below 6
0
30-36
2%
24-29
26%
18-23
38%
12-17
34%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
2%
24-29
24%
18-23
50%
12-17
24%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

44%

56%

male

female

1
18

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,733
Declined + 953
Total Received 3,686
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Public

3,746

undergraduate students

170

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Fine Arts
  3. Sociology
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Codes

SAT 1790
ACT 3336

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School Facts

Shawnee State, founded in 1986, is a public university. Its 50-acre campus is located in Portsmouth, 100 miles from Cincinnati.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 3,916
Established in 1986
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  ADA (American Dental Association)
•  AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  JRCERT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology)
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)

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Portsmouth, OH

50-acre campus in Portsmouth (population: 20,430), 65 miles from Huntington, WV and 100 miles from Columbus. Served by bus; air serves Huntington; larger airports serve Cincinnati and Columbus (100 miles); train serves South Shore, KY (three miles).

Shawnee State University
940 Second Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
24%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
43%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
2 fraternities 1% of male students
 
2 sororities 1% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
12%
Top 1/4
33%
Top 1/2
63%
Bottom 1/2
37%
Bottom 1/4
14%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
20%
500-599
34%
400-499
30%
300-399
14%
200-299
0
700-800
4%
600-699
34%
500-599
32%
400-499
14%
300-399
14%
200-299
2%
700-800
0
600-699
9%
500-599
36%
400-499
39%
300-399
14%
200-299
2%
30-36
5%
24-29
21%
18-23
42%
12-17
27%
6-11
5%
Below 6
0
30-36
2%
24-29
26%
18-23
38%
12-17
34%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
2%
24-29
24%
18-23
50%
12-17
24%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted no
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,733
Declined + 953
Total Received 3,686

Admissions Factors

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Rick Merb
Interim Director of Admissions and Retention
P: 800 959-2778
F: 740 351-3111
to_ssu@shawnee.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $6,251
Room $3,886
Board $3,120
Additional fees $1,114
Books & supplies $1,440
Total $15,811

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

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Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Mid-South Conference
Mascot
Bear
School colors
blue and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Arts/Humanities
Athletic Training
Biology
Business Administration
Business Management
Chemistry
Computer Engineering Technology
Computer-Aided Drafting/Design
Dental Hygiene
Early Childhood Development
Early Childhood Intervention Specialist
Early Childhood Program Management
Education
Electromechanical Engineering Technology
Emergency Medical Technology
English/Humanities
Environmental Engineering Technology
Fine Arts
History
Individual Studies
Individualized Studies
Information Technology
International Relations
Intervention Specialist K-12
Legal Assisting
Mathematics
Medical Laboratory Technology
Middle Childhood Education
Natural Sciences
Nursing
Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Office Administration
Philosophy/Religious Studies
Physical Therapy
Plastics Engineering Technology
Psychology
Radiologic Technology
Respiratory Therapy
Social Sciences
Sociology
Sports Studies
Technical Studies
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Undergraduate

96%

3,746
students

Female
56%
2,103

Male
44%
1,643

Graduate

4%

170
students

Female
62%
106

Male
38%
64

undergraduateFull-time

82%

3,098
students

Female
55%
1,684

Male
45%
1,414

undergraduatePart-time

18%

648
students

Female
65%
419

Male
35%
229

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Hispanic/Latino
87%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

56%

Transfer applicants accepted

51%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 1.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 19
Countries most often represented China
Germany
Saudi Arabia
The United Kngdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Other

International Student Contact

Rick Merb
Interim Director of Admissions
740 351-3576
rmerb@shawnee.edu

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