Millersville University of Pennsylvania

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PO Box 1002

Millersville, PA 17551-0302

Phone: (717) 872-3011
2013-2014 Tuition
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#81 Overall Score: 46 out of 100. Regional Universities (North)

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Millersville University of Pennsylvania is a public institution that was founded in 1855. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,424, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 250 acres. It utilizes a 4-1-4-based academic calendar. Millersville University of Pennsylvania's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 81. Its in-state tuition and fees are $8,866 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $18,800 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Millersville University is the best choice for people of Pennsylvania and beyond who are motivated to apply their native intelligence and a world-class education to the challenging and important work of guiding themselves, their families and their communities through times of changing opportunity. The men and women of the Millersville University faculty are scholars highly respected in their fields; approachable teachers and active mentors who engage their students in the classroom, the office, the research lab, and in the life of the campus. The faculty is thoroughly supported in its work by the men and women of the Millersville University staff and leadership team -- caring people of competence and integrity who share with their faculty partners a determination that Millersville graduates shall be as prepared to lead robust intellectual, professional and civic lives as the graduates of any of the nation's best known institutions.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1855
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar 4-1-4
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $21,902,702


When applying to Millersville University of Pennsylvania, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at Millersville University of Pennsylvania is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 62.9 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 62.9%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Millersville University of Pennsylvania is 22:1, and the school has 21.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Millersville University of Pennsylvania include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Psychology; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; and English Language and Literature/Letters. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 80.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 22:1
4-year graduation rate 36%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 11%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 9%
Psychology 7%
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 5%
English Language and Literature/Letters 5%

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Student Life

Millersville University of Pennsylvania has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,424, with a gender distribution of 44.8 percent male students and 55.2 percent female students. At this school, 30 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 70 percent of students live off campus. Millersville University of Pennsylvania is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 8,368
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Millersville University of Pennsylvania offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Millersville University of Pennsylvania also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Millersville University of Pennsylvania, 40 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Millersville University of Pennsylvania.

Students who have cars on campus 40%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Millersville University of Pennsylvania, 65.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,613.

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In-state tuition and fees $8,866 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $18,800 (2013-14)
Room and board $9,632 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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