Shawnee State University

Portsmouth, OH, USA
3.59 Average Rating

Shawnee State University is a public institution situated in Portsmouth, Ohio, with a “selective” admissions process. SSU students can apply for the Honors Program or take advantage of an accelerated program, which can lead to completion of baccalaureate degree in three years. The game design program at SSU features a Motion Capture Lab, and has been labeled one of the best programs in the nation by Princeton Review for eight consecutive years. Shawnee State University is also home to the Clark Planetarium which permanently displays the Hubble Space Telescope Viewspace system.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
69%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
89%
Out-Of-State Students
12%
95%
Submitting ACT
5%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 21
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1068
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
3,582
Total Number of Undergrads
3,406
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
55%
20-39 Students
33%
40-99 Students
10%
0
100
12%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
25%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
15:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$15,646
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$7,860
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$13,842
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,864
Books and Supplies
$1214

Aid & Grants

0
100
62%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
47%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,258
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
47%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,342
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$3,018

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
70%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,959
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$11,300
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$245
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
46%
54%
Student Organizations
49
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
21%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Bear
School Colors
Blue/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NAIA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Huntington
Columbus
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Dayton
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$37,500
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What Students Are Saying

3.59 Average Rating
This is a great university for anyone who is interested in making video games. Shawnee State attracts many gaming enthusiasts and offers accredited degrees in both programming and design. The small school size means one-on-one learning and many fun campus-wide events.
Stephanie from Akron, OH
I have had many great experiences here at Shawnee State University. The people that resides in the Shawnee Campus quarters are out going, and Shawnee is a fun place to be. Shawnee State is the best place to be at if you want to go to a college that will help you with your finances.
Bailee from Columbus, OH
Shawnee State University is an amazing school. They have all kinds of different opportunities for everyone. Also if you ever need help there is always someone close by.
Erin from South Point, OH
Shawnee's campus offers a lot of different opportunities to become involved. The campus also offers plenty of extra help for student's struggling in classes. Tutoring at Shawnee has really helped me in class.
Kaycie from Oak Hill, OH
I like it here at Shawnee State University. It has very helpful resources, and the people here are very nice. If you need anything they will help you with anything or find anything.
Sara from Hillsboro, OH
Shawnee State University has a small, hometown appeal full of students and staff that pride themselves on delivering a big-city educational experience. SSU is a small campus situated on the Ohio River that offers exceptional courses, dedicated staff, and plenty of extracurricular activities to satisfy any student's appetite for adventure and excellence. A safe and welcoming environment, Shawnee State University fits the educational and enjoyable criteria of both students and parents alike.
Amanda from South Shore, KY
This campus is fantastic. With its friendly staff and faculty. Great experience here at Shawnee State, GO BEARS!
Makhi - Chillicothe, OH