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.
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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!