Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Millersville, PA

Millersville University, founded in 1855, is a public, liberal arts university. It has internships as well as programs in cooperative education, education and the physical sciences. Its 220-acre campus is located in Millersville, four miles south of Lancaster

Website: www.millersville.edu/

Public
Co-ed
6,758
Undergraduate
Students
(56.8%) 3,837 Women
(43.2%) 2,921 Men
962
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
79% of 6,717 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.31
SAT Math
529 average
480-570 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
542 average
490-590 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
22 average
19-24 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $29,434
Out-of-state: $39,154
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $12,226
Out-of-state: $21,946
Room and Board
$13,658
Average Percent of Need Met
54%
Average Freshman Award
$7,836
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$31,476
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
308
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 6% of classes
10-19 students: 22% of classes
20-29 students: 41% of classes
30-39 students: 19% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 4% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes
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Campus Life

Millersville Population
8,288
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
32% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Marauder
Sororities
4% of women participate
Fraternities
4% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.6% Asian
8.8% Black/African-American
11.2% Hispanic/Latino
1.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
74.0% White
1.1% Unknown
International Students
0.7% from 57 countries
First-Year Students Returning
77.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
36.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3  
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies 3  
History 2  
Academic Electives   4

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only Not used if submitted Not reported
ACT Only Not used if submitted Not reported
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Not used if submitted Not reported
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1 South George Street
PO Box 1002
City, State, Zip
Millersville, PA 17551-0302
Phone
(717) 871-4625
Fax
 
E-mail
admissions@millersville.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$40
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 recommended for all freshmen
Other
Health examination, audition for music applicants, portfolio for art applicants, Associate degree in Nursing or Diploma and RN license for nursing program recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
79% of 6,717 applicants were admitted
Women
82% of 3,817 applicants were admitted
Men
77% of 2,900 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,849 (35%) of 5,340 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,086 (35%) of 3,112 admitted students enrolled
Men
763 (34%) of 2,228 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
275
Students Accepting Wait List Position
152
Students Admitted From Wait List
95

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.31
3.75 and Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
529 average
480-570 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
2%
Score of 600 - 700
15%
Score of 500 - 600
51%
Score of 400 - 500
30%
Score of 300 - 400
2%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
542 average
490-590 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
2%
Score of 600 - 700
19%
Score of 500 - 600
52%
Score of 400 - 500
25%
Score of 300 - 400
2%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
22 average
19-24 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
6%
Score of 24 - 29
28%
Score of 18 - 23
49%
Score of 12 - 17
17%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 10%
Top quarter: 28%
Top half: 65%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $29,434
Out-of-state: $39,154
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $12,226
Out-of-state: $21,946
Room and Board
$13,658
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$2,550
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
FA.Mail@millersville.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 19
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003325
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,204 (92.4%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
926 (76.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
896 (96.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
58 (6.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
54%
Average Award
$7,836
Need-Based Gift
Received by 647 (72.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,615
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 783 (87.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,308
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 204 (22.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
95 (7.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,960

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
4,918 (83.5%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
4,068 (82.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,930 (96.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
176 (4.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
58%
Average Award
$8,467
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,854 (72.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,884
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,540 (90.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,146
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 458 (11.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
239 (4.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,867

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
72%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$31,476
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
19.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
11.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans, Private loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, Schock Scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
970
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Music
Number of Awards
40
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service
Number of Awards
4
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Union Members/Company Employees, International Students
Number of Awards
107
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,367
Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other
  • Anthropology
  • Area Studies, Other
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Nursing Science
  • Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician
  • Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Social sciences, Education
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
308
Part-Time Faculty
189
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
58%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 6% of classes
10-19 students: 22% of classes
20-29 students: 41% of classes
30-39 students: 19% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 4% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 5% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 25% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 60% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 9% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
766,201
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
430
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science, Master of Social Work, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study

  • Adult Education
  • Applied Arts and Design--General
  • Art Education
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Distance Education Development
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education of the Gifted
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Emergency Management
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • French
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • German
  • History
  • Mathematics Education
  • Meteorology
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Physical Education
  • Psychology--General
  • Reading Education
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Social Work
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Vocational and Technical Education

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Social Work

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Adult Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • Social Work

Location and Setting


Millersville Population
8,288
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
250 acres

Weather

Temperature
22.8 average low in January, 81.7 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Lancaster
Nearest Train Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Lancaster

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
32% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
68%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
ENS; crime awareness programs, warning alerts; self-defense educ.; shuttle buses; lighted pathways, TAT, LiveSafe app

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Marauder
School Colors
Black and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x      
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Field Hockey x x    
Football     x x
Golf     x x
Lacrosse x x    
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Wrestling     x x
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey x x
Football    
Golf    
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cheerleading    
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey    
Football x x
Golf x x
Lacrosse    
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving    
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Wrestling x x
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, football, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, university activities board, honors college student association, mini-thon, graduate student organization, helping paws
Sororities
4% of women participate
Fraternities
4% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
6,758
Women
3,837 (56.8%)
Men
2,921 (43.2%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
5,666
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.6% Asian
8.8% Black/African-American
11.2% Hispanic/Latino
1.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
74.0% White
1.1% Unknown
International Students.
0.7% from 57 countries
Average Age
22
All Graduate Students
962

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
77.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
36.2%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
57.7%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
61.7%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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