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Founded as a teaching college in 1855, Millersville University of Pennsylvania is one of the most highly regarded universities in the northeast region of the United States. Millersville recognizes excellence in teaching and learning as its reason for being and is committed to offering students a high quality, comprehensive university experience of exceptional value. Dedicated to providing nationally recognized programs that embrace the liberal arts, Millersville provides academic opportunities which are supported by outstanding faculty who are accomplished scholars, artists and practitioners. Millersville is one of 14 comprehensive universities within the PA State System of Higher Education.
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Millersville University is proud to provide rigorous academic programs and rich cultural offerings on a picturesque 220 acre campus. Deeply rooted in the history of Lancaster County, Millersville’s commitment to excellence began in the 1850s and continues today through nationally recognized teacher education programs, strong science and technology programs, ample service learning opportunities, and a strong liberal arts-based curriculum. With more than 50 majors to choose from, students select Millersville based on its academic reputation, finding opportunities to explore an amazing array of academic programs supported by state-of-the-art science and industrial technology laboratories, art studios, writing and language laboratories. Emphasizing holistic development, these academic programs are complemented by countless co-curricular opportunities, such as intercollegiate (NCAA Division II) and intramural athletics, and the University’s emphasis on community engagement and civic responsibility.
|Total Undergraduate Students||7,424|
|American Indian / Alaskan Native||14||<1%|
|African American / Black||621||8%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||8||<1%|
|Two or More Races||129||2%|
|Race/Ethnicity Not Reported||49||1%|
|Where do Millersville undergraduates call home?|
|Other US States & Territories||4%|
|How old are Millersville undergraduates?|
|Percent of Undergraduates Age 25 or Older||10%|
|Test Scores of Enrolled New Freshmen||ACT||SAT|
|Composite||19 - 24|
|Math||470 - 560|
|Critical Reading||460 - 550|
|High School Background of Enrolled New Freshmen|
|Percent in top 25% of High School Graduating Class||37%|
|Percent in top 50% of High School Graduating Class||76%|
|Percent of New Freshmen who submitted HS GPA||77%|
|Average High School GPA Data Not Available|
The cost to attend Millersville University of Pennsylvania varies based on the individual circumstances of students and may be reduced through grants and scholarships.
NOTE: Students may receive aid from more than one source.
|Students per Faculty||22 to 1|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 30 students||55%|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 50 students||92%|
|Total Full-Time Instructional Faculty||281|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Female||48%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Persons of Color||19%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Have the Highest Academic Degree Offered in Their Field of Study||99%|
79% of new freshmen live in campus-based housing or residence halls.
30% of all undergraduates live on campus
University Police coordinate Campus Safety at Millersville University, all officers are commissioned and trained through Pennsylvania’s Act 120 Municipal Police Officer training. Twelve commissioned police officers are assigned to regular patrol duties, and one police officer is assigned as a Community Policing Officer to augment residence hall security. Administrative duties are handled by the chief, deputy chief, and a detective lieutenant, who are also commissioned police officers. Protection is provided 24/7 - 365 days per year. Officers are required to maintain appropriate levels of training in firearms and use of force, CPR and AED, standard first aid, nonviolent crisis intervention, and pass all mandated Municipal Police Officer training updates. Recent safety enhancements to the University’s emergency warning systems include emergency alert text messaging and e-mail alerts. The University Police foster a cooperative relationship with neighboring police agencies and assist with Threat Assessment Team training and response.
The Carnegie Classification's were created "to reference the great diversity of colleges and universities in the United States, and ... enable [people] to identify groups of roughly comparable institutions." For information on the Carnegie Classifications system, please visit their website: http://classifications.carnegiefoundation.org/
Students who are actively involved in their own learning and development are more likely to be successful in college. Colleges and universities offer students a wide variety of opportunities both inside and outside the classroom to become engaged with new ideas, people, and experiences. Millersville strives to engage students in good practices that enhance their engagement in learning. These practices include undergraduate research, first year experiences and learning communities, service learning opportunities, study abroad, and internship and coop experiences. Institutions measure the effectiveness of these opportunities in a variety of ways to better understand what types of activities and programs students find the most helpful.
Institutions participating in the VSA program measure student involvement on campus using one of four national surveys. Results from the one survey are reported for a common set of questions selected as part of VSA. Following are the selected results from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The questions have been grouped together in categories that are known to contribute to student learning and development. The results reported below are based on the responses of seniors who participated in the survey.
|Degrees awarded at Millersville University of Pennsylvania in 2011-12|
|Areas of Study with the largest number of bachelor's degrees awarded in 2011-12|
|Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods.||17%|
|Business Administration, Management and Operations.||12%|
|Communication and Media Studies.||7%|
|Links to degree programs at Millersville University of Pennsylvania|
First-time students in Fall 2011 that returned for their second year: 79%