Tuition & Fees

$8,556

$14,714

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
5%
24-29
25%
18-23
46%
12-17
22%
6-11
2%
30-36
2%
24-29
32%
18-23
45%
12-17
21%
30-36
3%
24-29
28%
18-23
57%
12-17
12%
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undergraduateRatios

46%

male

54%

female

1

teacher

15

students

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Moderately Selective

69%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,000
Declined + 862
Total Received 2,862
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Public

3,406

undergraduate students

176

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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Location

School Facts

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

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 3,582
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)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  JRCERT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology)
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  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: 20,422), 65 miles from Huntington, WV and 100 miles from Columbus. Served by bus; air serves Huntington; larger airports serve Cincinnati and Columbus; train serves South Shore, KY (three miles).

Shawnee State University
940 Second Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662

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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
2%
Top 1/4
9%
Top 1/2
28%
Bottom 1/2
72%
Bottom 1/4
42%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
5%
24-29
25%
18-23
46%
12-17
22%
6-11
2%
30-36
2%
24-29
32%
18-23
45%
12-17
21%
30-36
3%
24-29
28%
18-23
57%
12-17
12%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
($40 application fee for international students; nonrefundable)
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

69%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,000
Declined + 862
Total Received 2,862

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

Amanda Means
Director of Admissions
P: 740 347-1749
F: 740 347-3111
to_ssu@shawnee.edu

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $8,556
Room & board $10,864
Books & supplies $1,214
Total $20,634

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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 740 347-4357
F: 740 347-3064
sbc@shawnee.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Nicole Neal
Director of Financial Aid
nneal@shawnee.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
bowling
cross-country
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
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Athletic Directors

Jeff Hamilton (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Accounting Technology
Adolescence to Young Adult Education
Art
Art Education
Athletic Training
Biology
Business Management Technology
Chemistry
Communication
Computer Engineering
Computer-Aided Drafting/Design
Culture/Media
Dental Hygiene
Digital Simulation/Gaming
Drawing
Early Childhood Education
Education
Electromechanical Engineering
Emergency Medical Technology
English
English/Humanities
Environmental Engineering
Exercise Science
Game/Simulation Arts
General Studies
Geology
Graphic Design/Interactive Media
Health Care Administration
Health Science
History
Humanities
Information Systems Management
Information Technology Management
International Relations
Intervention Specialist
Language Arts Education
Legal Assistant
Legal Assisting
Management
Marketing
Math Education
Mathematical Science
Mathematical Sciences
Mathematics
Medical Laboratory Technology
Middle Childhood Education
Musical Theatre
Natural Sciences
Nursing
Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Painting
Philosophy/Religion
Photography
Physical Therapist Assistant
Physics
Plastics Engineering
Political Science
Pre-Art Therapy
Pre-Occupational Therapy
Psychology
Radiologic Technology
Respiratory Therapy
Science Teaching
Social Science
Sociology
Sport Management
Studio Arts
Technical Study
Visual Arts/Education
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Fine Arts
  3. Sociology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-medicine

3,582

total students

NA%

in-state

NA%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

95%

3,406
students

Female
54%
1,852

Male
46%
1,554

5%

176
students

Female
76%
133

Male
24%
43

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

83%

2,832
students

Female
53%
1,477

Male
47%
1,355

17%

574
students

Female
66%
375

Male
34%
199

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Hispanic/Latino
60%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
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

Not Reported

Transfer applicants accepted

Not Reported

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
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

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
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