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Shawnee State University
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  • 4 Year
  • PORTSMOUTH, OH

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You are invited to visit our campus in person or virtually. Our Admissions Office is open daily and provides personal tours by appointment. The health and safety of everyone on our campus is a priority. At this time, we are asking students, faculty and visitors to continue to wear face coverings inside our buildings. See how we are keeping campus safe during the pandemic. Learn More

Report Card

grade C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C
  2. Value
    grade C+
  3. Diversity
    grade B
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade C
  9. Dorms
    grade A minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade C+
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

About

940 SECOND ST
PORTSMOUTH, OH 45662
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Mid-South Conference
From Shawnee State University

Shawnee State is a student-focused public university preparing today's students to succeed in tomorrow's world. Our focus is on personalized learning, student success, academic excellence, affordability and college access. We are an open enrollment institution making college possible for all.

The majority of students at Shawnee State are the first in their families to go to college. Small class sizes allow for more one-on-one interactions and a wide variety of student life activities help students make strong connections and life-long friendships. Our Student Success Center provides tailored advising, tutoring and career counseling to help you reach your goals.

Nationally-ranked degrees, including Top 10 Game Design, Plastics, OT and Health Administration programs, offer a path for success for everyone.

Located in Portsmouth, OH on the banks of the Ohio River, Shawnee State's beautiful 62-acre campus is 92 miles south of Columbus, OH and 105 miles east of Cincinnati, OH.

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Shawnee State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
1020-1240
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$14,945 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$5,732 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 37 responses
54%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 41 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 41 responses

Majors

Attend our upcoming special visit event: Shawnee Showcase Day

Visit Shawnee State University to explore our nationally and regionally ranked major programs and our renovated athletic center. Speak with faculty and staff about admissions and scholarships. Take a tour of our beautiful compact campus and our award-winning apartment style housing!

Online

Online Programs Offered
2
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    32%
  • On Campus
    67%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,717 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
749
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
13%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
  • Open and friendly
    52%
  • Looking for a fresh start
    22%
  • Different
    9%
  • Gamer
    9%
  • Stressed
    4%
  • Unique, sporty, eclectic
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 54 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 59 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 29 responses
  • Quaint
    41%
  • Relaxed and respectful
    24%
  • Everyone is very helpful and respectful
    14%
  • Excellent
    10%
  • Home away from home
    3%
  • Modest yet exciting
    3%
  • Not Worth It
    3%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,200 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
35%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
85%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 26 responses

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