Millersville University of Pennsylvania

1 South George Street Lyle Hall, Millersville, PA 17551-0302

School Details

Millersville University of Pennsylvania is a four-year, public institution located in Millersville, Pennsylvania. Millersville was founded in 1855 as the first Normal School in Pennsylvania and is one of fourteen universities within the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Through the years, as the institution has evolved, it has been known as Millersville State Normal School, Millersville State College, and finally, Millersville University of Pennsylvania. Millersville’s campus lies on 250 acres of rolling hills. The campus is about 90 miles from Philadelphia, 150 miles from Washington, D.C., and about 200 miles from New York City. Millersville University of Pennsylvania is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Demographics at Millersville University of Pennsylvania are as follows:
•More than 8,300 students enrolled (about 7,400 undergraduates)
•Student to faculty ratio of 21:1
•About 90 percent of undergraduates and 28 percent of graduate students study full-time
•Approximately 55 percent of students are female
•About 80 percent of students are White
•Approximately 10 percent of students are over the age of 25 years old
•More than 90 percent of students are from Pennsylvania
•The overall graduation rate is 64 percent
•Students represent 30 states and 54 countries

Millersville University of Pennsylvania awards 40 certificates and certifications, 2 associate degrees, 55 bachelor’s degrees, and 22 master’s degree programs within the School of Science and Mathematics, School of Education, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Graduate and Professional Studies, Honors College, and Corporate University. Millersville also offers teacher certification, professional training, and continuing education through its 50 graduate degrees and certification programs available. Special learning opportunities include ROTC (Army), distance education, and study abroad. Approximately 12 percent of undergraduate students and 14 percent of graduate students are enrolled in distance education. Students can enroll in hundreds of online courses and can earn four graduate degrees completely online. Millersville students may study abroad in nearly every country worldwide for a summer, a semester, or an academic year. Most students study abroad during their junior year. Students can gain professional experiences abroad in International Internships, student teaching, and social work.

About 2,300 students live on campus in nine residence halls: four halls for freshman, three halls for upperclassman, one hall for Honors students, and one hall for international students. Students who live on campus have computer labs, dining halls, local eateries, washers and dryers, and snack and soda machines nearby. On-campus room and board costs $8,834 per year. Approximately 1,000 students choose to live in local off-campus housing and more than 5,000 students commute from home.

Student life includes MUTV, an on-campus television station; Greek life: Club de ‘Ville, a student-run radio station; student organizations, and athletics.

Greek life on-campus includes seven social fraternities, twelve social sororities, and two honor societies. Athletic teams at Millersville University of Pennsylvania include men and women’s track, men’s baseball, men and women’s basketball, women’s field hockey, men’s football, men’s and women’s golf, women’s lacrosse, men and women’s soccer, women’s softball, women’s swimming, men’s and women’s tennis, women’s volleyball, and men’s wrestling. “The Marauders" compete in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference and NCAA Division II. Millersville has won 43 PSAC Championships in 14 sports and 43 PSAC Eastern Division titles in men’s baseball, men's basketball, women's basketball, football, men's soccer and women’s volleyball. Intramural and club programs include a diverse range of sports, such as the Ice Hockey Club, men and women’s Rugby, and men’s Club Lacrosse.

Nearly 6,700 students apply for admission to Millersville University of Pennsylvania each year and the institution accepts about 63 percent of those students for admission. Students who are applying must submit official high school and college (if applicable) official transcripts, SAT/ACT scores, a personal statement, letters of recommendation, and a completed application. Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis beginning in mid-September for the following fall semesters.

About 84 percent of students at Millersville University of Pennsylvania receive financial aid. To apply for financial aid, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using the school code 003325 each year between January 1 and May 1. Millersville’s recommended deadline is March 15. If you submit the FAFSA after May 1, you will still qualify for federal aid but will not qualify for the PA State Grant. Forms of aid available include: Federal Pell Grants, Federal SEO Grants, TEACH Grant, Pennsylvania State Grants, Millersville University scholarships, and student employment.

Tuition costs at Millersville University of Pennsylvania are dependent on the number of credits a student is enrolled in, the student’s residency, and the program of study. Full-time undergraduate students who are from Pennsylvania pay $8,600 per academic year for tuition and full time undergraduate and out-of-state students pay $18,426 per academic year for tuition. Freshmen entering for the Spring 2014/Fall 2014 term may qualify for reduced tuition. Graduate students who are from Pennsylvania pay, on average, $7,722 per year in tuition and out-of-state graduate students pay $11,592 per year for tuition. All graduate students must pay annual fees of $2,142.




School Overview:

  • Sector Of Institution:
    Public, 4-year or above
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  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Post-master's certificate
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  • Calendar System:
    Four-one-four plan



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