Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Millersville, PA
location
Public
type
Small
setting
56%
44%
student ratio
6,980
total students
$9,270 | $18,730
in-state | out-of-state tuition
Rolling
fall application deadline
69%
acceptance rate
Moderately Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
516
sat math
515
sat reading
488
sat writing
22
act composite

Overview

Millersville University Provides an Educational Opportunity Second to None

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. 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 three miles from Lancaster City; 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.

With the professional assets of major cities nearby, students can seek internships in a variety of corporate sectors, including positions with Fortune 500 companies. The city of Lancaster is appreciated by students who are attracted to its lively dining, shopping and entertainment experiences. Millersville also has its own arts and cultural presence with The Ware Center in downtown Lancaster.

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.

University Activities Prepare Students to Be Leaders on a Broader Scale Following Graduation

Student life at Millersville can mean shopping at the bookstore, meeting friends in the campus coffee shop, or working out in the university fitness center. The most fulfilling student life often includes attending campus events 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

1 South George Street PO Box 1002
Millersville, PA 17551-0302
USA

Ms.Katy Ferrier

Director of Admissions

Phone: 717-871-4625
Fax: 717-871-2147
Email: admissions@millersville.edu

Request More Info

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • Area Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Early Childhood Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Middle School Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Special Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering technologies
    • Industrial Production Technologies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Industrial Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Occupational Safety and Health Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • German
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Nursing Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Interdisciplinary Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geology/Earth Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Oceanography (Chemical and Physical)
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Social Work
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geography
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Sciences Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Design and Visual Communications
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

69% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied6,943
    • Accepted4,794
    • Acceptance Rate69%
    • Enrolled6,980
    • Female Applicants3,941
    • Females Accepted2,754
    • Female Acceptance Rate69%
    • Male Applicants3,002
    • Males Accepted2,040
    • Male Acceptance Rate67%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee$50
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Minimum high school GPA of 2
    • Required for Some Interview
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      audition for music applicants, portfolio for art applicants, Associate degree in nursing or Diploma and RN license for nursing
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 515 470 560
    • SAT Math 516 460 560
    • SAT Writing 488 440 530
    • ACT Composite 22 19 25
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$9,270
    • Out-of-state tuition *$18,730
    • In-district tuitionNot Reported
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$2,588
    • Room and board *$13,440
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees, Senior Citizens

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students6,980
    • Male Student Percentage44%
    • Female Student Percentage56%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino8.81%
    • Black or African American8.68%
    • White or Caucasian75.65%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.19%
    • Asian2.72%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.07%
    • Two or more races2.2%
    • Unknown or International Student1.18%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout.51% representing 55 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students6% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 31%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band Yes
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations MUTV 99, Marching Band, University Activities Board, Student Senate, University Christian Fellowship
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Yes
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other emergency notification system, crime awareness programs, self-defense education, shuttle buses, lighted paths, LiveSafe app, TAT

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division II
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Basketball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Cross-country running Yes No No
    • Equestrian sports Yes No No
    • Fencing Yes No No
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Football Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Golf Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Ice hockey Yes No No
    • Lacrosse Yes No No
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Swimming No No No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Track No No No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Water polo Yes No No
    • Wrestling No Division 2 Yes
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball Yes No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Cross-country running Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Equestrian sports Yes No No
    • Fencing Yes No No
    • Field hockey No Division 2 Yes
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Ice hockey Yes No No
    • Lacrosse No Division 2 Yes
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Softball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Swimming No Division 2 Yes
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Track No Division 2 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Water polo Yes No No
    • Wrestling No No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty489
    • Full-time Percentage60%
    • Part-time Percentage40%
    • Female Percentage52%
    • Male Percentage48%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio19:1 or 6,737 students to 358 faculty

Photos


Videos


Facebook



Log in to Peterson's

Forgot your password?

To reset your password, simply enter your email address in the field below and click the Reset Password button. You will receive an email with a link and instructions to reset your password.

Check your email

Please check your email and click on the link provided in the message to reset your password.

{{SchoolName}}

I certify that I am the subscriber to the provided cellular or other wireless number and I authorize {{SchoolName}} and its representatives and agents to contact me regarding educational opportunities at any current and future numbers that I provide for my cellular telephone or other wireless device using automatic dialing systems, artificial or prerecorded messages, and/or SMS text messages, even if I will be charged by my service provider(s) for receiving such communications. Consent is not a condition for receiving more information from {{SchoolName}}, and I understand that if I no longer wish to receive communications, I will need to contact {{SchoolName}} to alter this consent.

Disagree Agree

Peterson’s September $1,000 Scholarship

Think she is smiling over homework? No way! She just found the easiest scholarship ever! Take 2 minutes to apply for our $1,000 scholarship

Yeah, get me started!