- 4 Year
- PORTSMOUTH, OH
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- Valuegrade C+
- Diversitygrade B
- Campusgrade B minus
- Athleticsgrade B minus
- Party Scenegrade B minus
- Professorsgrade B minus
- Locationgrade C
- Dormsgrade A minus
- Campus Foodgrade B
- Student Lifegrade C+
- Safetygrade B minus
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.
Shawnee State University Rankings
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Most Popular Majors
- Healthcare Management64 Graduates
- Biology54 Graduates
- Arts37 Graduates
- Engineering Technician37 Graduates
- Business36 Graduates
- Liberal Arts and Humanities31 Graduates
- Management Sciences and Information Systems26 Graduates
- Occupational Therapist Assistant26 Graduates
- Nursing25 Graduates
- Psychology25 Graduates
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!
- Mix of Online and on Campus32%
- On Campus67%
- Open and friendly52%
- Looking for a fresh start22%
- Unique, sporty, eclectic4%
- Relaxed and respectful24%
- Everyone is very helpful and respectful14%
- Home away from home3%
- Modest yet exciting3%
- Not Worth It3%
Shawnee State University Reviews
They made it easy to approach them and ask for assistance on the many projects you are working on. I am still connected to the professors now and I found out that they allow their art students to rent Wacom Intuos Cintiq 16's for their work. It is amazing to see the continuous stride to push their students to success.
Recently, veterans of the gaming industry are hired to be professors for the Video Game Development majors and have established their first Eleague team a couple of years ago. As a graduate, I highly recommend going! It is a tight and close community that will make you feel like you are even more than a student - you are family!