C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    B-
Shawnee State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Mid-South Conference
Address
940 Second St
Portsmouth, OH 45662

Admissions

Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Shawnee State University

Cost

Net Price
$13,637/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,681/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,712/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,183/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,182/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,678/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.37 responses
51%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.35 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.35 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,309Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
59%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 24 responses
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  • Half are poor and half are gamers.
    29%
  • Open and friendly
    29%
  • Looking for a fresh start
    21%
  • Different
    8%
  • Gamer
    8%
  • Unique, sporty, eclectic
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.48 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.53 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Quaint
    43%
  • Relaxed and respectful
    30%
  • Everyone is very helpful and respectful
    13%
  • Excellent
    13%

After Shawnee State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
31%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
84%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.26 responses
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Shawnee State University Reviews

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I really love Shawnee State university because of how small the classes are. As someone who came from a small town, small settings are what I am comfortable with. The class sizes at Shawnee are relatively the same as they were in my High School. Also, I love how much they involve the commuters. I commute from my home town and the staff at Shawnee are constantly making me feel involved and providing opportunities and evens for both on campus students and commuters. I have had some trouble with the Financial Aid department however but nothing that would make me not recommend it to anyone! It's a great college and great atmosphere!
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Every year Shawnee offers a day for the students to meet and greet with local companies for a mock interview! My friends who have went through this process really appreciated it because it have them a heads up as to what will be asked during the real deal. Also, it allowed these companies to be introduced to possible candidates for a position. This is great because it may get your foot in the door to a future place of work. Also, there is a lady on campus who continually sends emails to students regarding places around Shawnee that have open positions. This really helps students out when it comes to looking for job placement after college. I feel that Shawnee does the best they can to ty and offer its students opportunities to get their name out there. They also try their best to offer students professors that are willing to equipt students with the most valuable knowledge.
Honestly, I really enjoy the class sizes! When I was taking the gen-Ed courses my freshman year the largest class size I sat amongst was roughly 40 people. It was rather big to me coming from a small high school class. But, I quickly realized that was rather big for the typical Shawnee class size as well. The rest of my classes were between 10-20 people, and 20 is pushing it. This may seem boring to some, but if you are seeking one-on-one time with a professor it is a blessing! Plus, you become friends with your peers very quickly. I have only had one professor that I didn't not care throughout the past two years. She was just a rough grader, but the rest were very knowledgeable, helpful, and understanding to our needs. The classes are mostly lecture based, but what I find as something very special is the amount of field work Shawnee requires when it comes to your major. Having time spent in the field (my major being Education) truly helps you decide what you want to do with your life. Overall, I find Shawnee as a very attractive college.