Millersville University Works Together to Make Each Individual Stronger
With an educational heritage that dates back to 1855, today Millersville University is a highly regarded educational institution, consistently earning its place among U.S. News & World Report's top 30 public universities in the North. The campus, located five minutes from downtown Lancaster, combines small town and rural living with a vibrant city culture. That makes Millersville appealing to well-rounded, academically talented, and diverse students who will contribute to their community with intellect and innovation.
Millersville University offers abundant academic resources with innovative programs taught by a faculty considered to be among the very best in their disciplines. Students will find full-time faculty in their classrooms, labs and in the field, not G.A.s. The University is able to provide comprehensive learning opportunities that go beyond the depth available at larger universities or private colleges. Millersville encourages excellence, and graduates are sought after by employers and earn their way into the most rigorous graduate school programs.
The University's beautiful campus is situated on more than 275 acres of rolling landscape in the supportive and enriching community of Millersville, PA, just an hour and a half from Philadelphia and Baltimore; two and a half hours from Washington, D.C.; and three hours from New York City. An Amtrak station in downtown Lancaster allows for easy access to these metropolitan hubs.
Students who are attracted to lively dining, shopping and entertainment experiences will find everything they’re looking for in downtown Lancaster. Millersville also has its own arts and cultural presence with The Ware Center downtown and the Winter Center on the main campus.
With the professional assets of major cities nearby, students can seek internships in a variety of corporate sectors, including positions with Fortune 500 companies. Millersville students have interned at Apple, the Baltimore Aquarium, Disney, Hershey Entertainment and Resorts and more.
Intellectually Enriching Programs in Humanities, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Science, and Education
With more than 100 bachelor's degree programs in the areas of science and mathematics, education and humanities and social sciences, students will find an academic major to suit their interests at Millersville University.
The College of Science and Technology offers students a rigorous program in the growing areas of science and mathematics, and provides support through various research centers and facilities.
The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is at the center of the University's liberal studies and is committed to teaching all students to communicate effectively and think intellectually.
The programs in the College of Education and Human Services are tied directly to the University's heritage as an early trainer of Pennsylvania's teachers. Today, the college houses six departments with multiple programs including preparations for teachers, educational staff, and other critical disciplines.
The College of Graduate Studies and Adult Learning has expanded their program offerings over the last few years. The most recent additions to their roster include three new doctoral programs: Doctorate in Education – Educational Leadership, Doctor of Nursing Practice and Doctor of Social Work – Leadership Education.
University Activities Prepare Students to Be Leaders on a Broader Scale Following Graduation
Student life at Millersville includes meeting friends in the student-run coffee shop, working out in the university fitness center or attending campus events such as ‘Ville After Dark and joining student organizations. In addition to on-campus activities, many students travel into downtown Lancaster to take advantage of the great arts and entertainment opportunities available there including First Friday.
The Center for Student Involvement and Leadership (CSIL) encourages campus community members to accept leadership roles, attend activities and participate in student life events. The Greek community is designed to give students a combination of social, networking and community service activities. The student newspaper, radio station and TV studio offer another avenue for students to get involved in the campus community and explore career interests. The university encourages students to be connected to their religious faiths and is welcoming to campus organizations that offer religious programs.
Millersville University's athletics include 19 intercollegiate varsity sports competing in the NCAA Division II, plus a wide range of intramural sports and club programs for students who want to stay active. The university's Marauder mascot is a fixture at most games and the community bands together, wearing the school's black and gold colors in the stands.
Majors & Degrees
|Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies||Associate||Bachelors|
|Area Studies Related|
|Biological And Biomedical Sciences||Associate||Bachelors|
|Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services||Associate||Bachelors|
|Business Administration And Management|
|Communication, Journalism And Related Programs||Associate||Bachelors|
|Speech Communication And Rhetoric|
|Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services||Associate||Bachelors|
|Computer And Information Sciences|
|Early Childhood Education|
|Middle School Education|
|Automation Engineer Technology|
|Industrial Production Technologies Related|
|Occupational Safety And Health Technology|
|English Language And Literature/Letters||Associate||Bachelors|
|Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics||Associate||Bachelors|
|Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences||Associate||Bachelors|
|Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, And Treatment Professions Related|
|Mathematics And Statistics||Associate||Bachelors|
|Philosophy And Religious Studies||Associate||Bachelors|
|Atmospheric Sciences And Meteorology|
|Oceanography (chemical And Physical)|
|Public Administration And Social Service Professions||Associate||Bachelors|
|Political Science And Government|
|Social Sciences Related|
|Visual And Performing Arts||Associate||Bachelors|
|Design And Visual Communications|
|Type||Application Closing||Notification Date||Rolling Admissions|
|Fall freshmen||Not reported||Not reported||Yes|
|Other early decision plan||Not reported||Not reported|
|Transfer||Not reported||Not reported||Yes|
Test Scores Accepted
|Test||Avg. Score Accepted||25th Percentile||75th Percentile|
|SAT Critical Reading||542||490||590|
Tuition & Fees
|Black or African American||8.79%|
|White or Caucasian||73.52%|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||0.27%|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||0.14%|
|Two or more races||1.81%|
Freshman car parking
|% of undergrad students who live in college housing||32%|
Organization Outbreak, Homecoming and Superfest
University Activities Board, Honors College Student Association, Mini-THON, Graduate Student Organization and Helping Paws
Campus Security & Safety
ENS; crime awareness programs, warning alerts; self-defense educ.; shuttle buses; lighted pathways, TAT, LiveSafe app
|Swimming And Diving||No||No||No|
|Track And Field||No||No||No|
|Cross-country Running||Division 2|
|Field Hockey||No||Division 2|
|Swimming And Diving||No||Division 2|
|Track And Field||No||Division 2|