Millersville University of Pennsylvania: Narrative Description

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PO Box 1002
Millersville, PA 17551-0302
Tel: (717)872-3011
Free: 800-MU-ADMIT
Admissions: (717)872-3371
E-mail: [email protected]
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State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1855. Setting: 190-acre small town campus. Endowment: $2 million. Research spending 2003-04: $374,262. Educational spending 2003-04: $5917 per student. Total enrollment: 7,998. Faculty: 468 (320 full-time, 148 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 6,471 applied, 60% were admitted. 15% from top 10% of their high school class, 43% from top quarter, 82% from top half. Full-time: 6,378 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 613 students, 55% women, 45% men. Students come from 23 states and territories, 4% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 6% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 10% 25 or older, 37% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 81% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; social sciences and history; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster Theological Seminary, Marine Science Consortium. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: recommendations. Required for some: essay, recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. State resident tuition: $4810 full-time, $200 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $12,026 full-time, $501 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $1271 full-time, $74 per credit part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $5642. College room only: $3308. Room and board charges vary according to board plan.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 109 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 4% of eligible men and 6% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Ocean Science Club, John Newman Association, United Campus Ministries, Resident Student Association, National Broadcasting Society. Major annual events: Superfest, Into the Streets, homecoming. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, crime awareness programs, self-defense education, shuttle buses. College housing designed to accommodate 2,529 students; 2,640 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. Helen A. Ganser Library with 503,145 books, 592,019 microform titles, 10,861 serials, 31,594 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $3.1 million. 510 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Population 8,064, Millersville is a suburban community adjacent to Lancaster. The climate is temperate. There is air and train service, bus lines, and major highways are easily accessible. The community has churches, theatres, hospitals, and shopping facilities located in Lancaster. Major civic, fraternal and veteran's organizations are represented here.

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