Millersville University of Pennsylvania Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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Millersville University of Pennsylvania Admissions Overview:

Millersville University of Pennsylvania, with an acceptance rate of 69% in 2016, is a generally accessible school. Prospective students will need to submit an application, scores from the SAT or ACT, a high school transcript, and a personal statement. Letters of recommendation are not required, but encouraged for all applicants. 

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Admissions Data (2016):

Millersville University of Pennsylvania Description:

Founded in 1855, Millersville University of Pennsylvania is a public, four-year university with nearly 9,000 students, a student/faculty ratio of about 20 to 1, and an average class size of 27. MU is located on 250 acres in Millersville, Pennsylvania, a town about an hour and a half from Philadelphia and three hours from New York City. MU offers 55 bachelor’s, two associate, and 22 master’s degree programs, as well as 40 certification programs through their School of Science and Mathematics, School of Education, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Honors College, and College of Graduate and Professional Studies.

There is plenty to do on campus -- MU is home to over 90 student clubs and organizations including a Fencing Guild, Sci-Fi Club, and Martial Arts Club, as well as intramural sports and 16 fraternities and sororities. MU competes in the NCAA Division II Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) with 19 varsity sports.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 7,914 (6,967 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 44% Male / 56% Female
  • 85% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $11,494 (in-state); $20,854 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $13,432
  • Other Expenses: $2,406
  • Total Cost: $28,332 (in-state); $37,692 (out-of-state)

Millersville University of Pennsylvania Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 85%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 51%
    • Loans: 75%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $5,405
    • Loans: $8,858

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Communication & Theatre, Elementary Education, Psychology, Social Work

        Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

        • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 77%
        • Transfer-out Rate: 26%
        • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 38%
        • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 61%

        Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

        • Men's Sports: Golf, Football, Wrestling, Baseball, Soccer, Tennis
        • Women's Sports: Golf, Volleyball, Swimming, Tennis, Lacrosse, Field Hockey

        Data Source:

        National Center for Educational Statistics

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