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Shawnee State University is a public institution that was founded in 1986. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,618, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 50 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Shawnee State University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,762 (2011-12); out-of-state tuition and fees are $11,568 (2011-12).
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Shawnee State University - the regional state university of Southern Ohio - prepares students for the changing needs of business, industry, education, and society through its diversified degree programs. Recognizing the importance of knowledge, values, and cultural enrichment, Shawnee State University is committed to providing and undergraduate education that fosters competence in oral and written communication, scientific and quantitative reasoning, and critical analysis/logical thinking. To enrich the lives of the community, the University provides opportunities for continuing personal and professional development, intellectual discovery, and appreciation for the creative and performing arts.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to Shawnee State University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 84.6 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||84.6%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
The student-faculty ratio at Shawnee State University is 21:1, and the school has 43.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Shawnee State University include: Business Administration and Management, General; Art/Art Studies, General; Psychology, General; and Sociology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 54.0 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||13|
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Shawnee State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,618, with a gender distribution of 42.4 percent male students and 57.6 percent female students. At this school, 22.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 78.0 percent of students live off campus. Shawnee State University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
Shawnee State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, and health service. Shawnee State University 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, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Shawnee State University, 90 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Shawnee State University.
|Students who have cars on campus||90%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
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|In-state tuition and fees||$6,762 (2011-12)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$11,568 (2011-12)|
|Room and board||$8,698 (2011-12)|
|Financial aid statistics||N/A|
* Overview details based on 2011 data