Shawnee State University: Narrative Description
SHAWNEE STATE UNIVERSITY M-6
940 Second St.
Portsmouth, OH 45662-4344
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.shawnee.edu/
State-supported, 4-year, coed. Part of Ohio Board of Regents. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1986. Setting: 52-acre small town campus. Endowment: $9.2 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $13,488 per student. Total enrollment: 3,798. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 3,638 applied, 100% were admitted. 13% from top 10% of their high school class, 34% from top quarter, 64% from top half. Full-time: 3,213 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 585 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 16 states and territories, 12 other countries, 9% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 3% black, 0.1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 28% 25 or older, 13% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 58% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences and history; education. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study. Study abroad program.
Open admission except for allied health programs, nonresident aliens. Options: electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: recommendations, interview. Placement: ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.
Costs Per Year:
Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $4608 full-time, $128 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8208 full-time, $228 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $594 full-time, $16.50 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, reciprocity agreements, and student level. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, reciprocity agreements, and student level. College room and board: $6510. College room only: $4281. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.
Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 31 open to all; national fraternities, local sororities; 5% of eligible men and 3% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: campus ministry, Health Executives and Administrators Learning Society, Student Programming Board, SGA. Major annual events: Homecoming, Springfest, Scare Week. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. 456 college housing spaces available; 453 were occupied in 2003-04. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. Shawnee State University Library with 150,661 books, 59,957 microform titles, 13,820 serials, 39,046 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.1 million. 400 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.
A quaint city of 23,000 residents, Portsmouth is Scioto County's largest retail center and a popular tourist area as well. Its Bonneyfiddle area, with its old-world charm, is a treasure trove for antique buffs, and the winding Ohio River offers opportunities for boating, waterskiing, and fishing. Shawnee State Park provides nature trails, as well as boating, fishing and golf.
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