6,758
Students
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8,467
Avg. Financial Aid
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Admission Difficulty
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79%
Acceptance Rate
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Overview

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.

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 1002
Millersville, PA  17551-0302
United States
Contact Ms. Katy A. Ferrier
Director of Admissions
Email: admissions@millersville.edu
Phone: 717-871-4625
Fax: 717-871-2147

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

6,717
Applied
5,340
Accepted
6,758
Enrolled
79%
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Female Admissions

3,817
Females Applied
3,112
Females Accepted
82%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,900
Males Applied
2,228
Males Accepted
77%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

50
Application Fee
3.31
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
A minimum high school GPA of 2
Required for some programs Interview
One recommendation
Other requirements may exist (see below)
Recommended A minimum high school GPA of 3
2 recommendations
Other requirements: Health examination, audition for music applicants, portfolio for art applicants, Associate degree in Nursing or Diploma and RN license for nursing program

Application Deadlines

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 PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 542 490 590
SAT Math 529 480 570
ACT Composite 22 19 24

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

9,570
In-state
19,290
Out-of-state
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Fees

2,656
Full-time student fees
13,658
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

8,467
Avg. Financial Aid Package
7,836
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
8,285
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,085
Avg. Loan Aid
2,867
Avg. Grant Aid
5,884
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
97% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
58%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
4%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

6,758
Total undergrad students
1%
International Students
6%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 11.13%
Black or African American 8.79%
White or Caucasian 73.52%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.27%
Asian 2.57%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.14%
Two or more races 1.81%
Other 1.1%

Gender

Male (43.22%)
Female (56.78%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 32%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Organization Outbreak, Homecoming and Superfest

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
University Activities Board, Honors College Student Association, Mini-THON, Graduate Student Organization and Helping Paws

Campus Security & Safety

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Other Campus Security & Safety:
ENS; crime awareness programs, warning alerts; self-defense educ.; shuttle buses; lighted pathways, TAT, LiveSafe app

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
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Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark No No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Field Hockey No No No
Football Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Golf No Division 2 Checkmark
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Track And Field No No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Wrestling No Division 2 Checkmark
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Field Hockey No Division 2 Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 2 Checkmark
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse No Division 2 Checkmark
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving No Division 2 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 2 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

497
Total Faculty
18:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 308
Part-time - 189
Male - 238
Female - 259
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