Shawnee State University

940 2nd St, Portsmouth, United States
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Overview of Shawnee State University

About this school

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


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:3,406
    • Men:1,554 (45.6%)
    • Women:1,852 (54.4%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Shawnee State University is noncompetitive: virtually all applicants accepted regardless of high school rank or test scores.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
-
-
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Not reported
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
940 Second Street
City, State, Zip
Portsmouth, OH  45662
Phone
(740) 351-4778
Fax
(740) 355-2470
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
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
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1-3 required for some freshmen
Other
ACT/SAT scores if student is under 21 recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
70% of 2,860 applicants were admitted
Women
69% of 1,719 applicants were admitted
Men
71% of 1,141 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
883 (44%) of 2,000 admitted students enrolled
Women
457 (38%) of 1,192 admitted students enrolled
Men
426 (53%) of 808 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.30
375 And Above
25%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
18%
2.00 - 2.49
10%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
Not reported
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $8,556|Out-of-state: $14,714
  • Room & Board: - $10,864 (85.55678059536935%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,214 (9.560560718223343%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $620 (4.882658686407308%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Shawnee State University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning December 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 009942
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
817 (96.6%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
592 (72.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
592 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
28 (4.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
44%
Average Award
$8,662
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 425 (71.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,954
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 434 (73.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,407
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 310 (52.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
116 (13.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,522

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
2,874 (93.4%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,900 (66.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,900 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
99 (5.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
45%
Average Award
$8,972
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,417 (74.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,855
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,488 (78.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,021
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 665 (35.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
404 (13.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,875

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
79%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$30,554
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
68.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
31.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, Out-of-State Students, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,854

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


151

Part-Time Faculty


163

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


22%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 24% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 39% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 28% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 6% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 37% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 39% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 24% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
227,609

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
620
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Shawnee State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


68.3%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


27.9%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (35)


  • Art Teacher Education
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs
  • Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Game and Interactive Media Design
  • General Studies
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
  • Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Other, Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Social sciences

Online Degrees


Psychology/occupational therapy

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Occupational Therapy, Master of Education

Master's Programs of Study (3)


  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Occupational Therapy

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


20,302

Nearest Metropolitan Area


62 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Charleston-Huntington-Ashland Area

Weather


Temperature
17.9 average low in January, 81.6 average high in September
Rain
140 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
100 mile(s) from campus in Columbus/Cincinnati
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Portsmouth
Nearest Train Station
3 mile(s) from campus in South Shore, Ky.

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


28% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


72%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Not available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Not available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
-
School Colors
-

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, golf, racquetball, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Shawnee State University offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, campus ministry, health executives and administrators learning society, student programming board, student government association

Sororities


1% of women participate

Fraternities


1% of men participate

ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,832

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
3,406
Women
1,852
Men
1,554

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.7% Asian
  • 5.0% Black/African-American
  • 0.7% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 85.5% White
  • 4.9% Unknown

International Students


1.0% from 18 countries

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


176

Student Resources

Study resources