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Shawnee State University Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

4,578 Students

100% Admitted

  • 3,582 full time
  • 686 part time
  • 1,698 men full time
  • 2,194 women full time
  • open enrollment

3,406 Undergraduates

$6,251 Tuition/Year

  • 101 Graduates
  • 163 Non-Degree
  • $6,251 in state
  • $1,114 fees
  • $10,864 room & board
  • $1,214 books and supplies

At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Great Lakes Town, on fringe of an urban area
Highest Degree Offered: Master's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Erin from South Point, OH
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  • 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.…

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  • Bailee from Columbus, OH
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  • 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…

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  • Stephanie from Akron, OH
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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…

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  • Amanda from South Shore, KY
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  • 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…

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  • Sara from Hillsboro, OH
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  • 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…

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Mission Statement

Shawnee State University - the regional state university of Southern Ohio - prepares students for the changing needs of business, industry, education, and society through its diversified degree programs. Recognizing the importance of knowledge, values, and cultural enrichment, Shawnee State University is committed to providing education that fosters competence in oral and written communications, scientific and quantitative reasoning, and critical analysis/logical thinking. To enrich the lives of the community, the University provides opportunities for continuing personal and professional development, intellectual discovery, and appreciation for the creative and performing arts.

Shawnee State University
  • Located in Portsmouth, OH
  • Public
  • 4,578 students enrolled
  • 69% admitted
  • $6,251 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 4
  • Kaytlyn from Gallipolis, OH
  • I am a current student here

    Being a commuter I'm usually at school all day. I spend a lot of my studying time in the Library and elsewhere in the University Center. The Library is always nice and quiet for my study time and in the University Center there is always something going on for students to get involved. I haven't taken the time to get to know many other people because of my busy schedule but it seems like the school takes pride in getting everyone involved. Regardless of the lack of a football team or not, an education isn't about watching football games anyway. The people on campus have been nice up to this point and I've enjoyed it.

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  • Michael from Columbus, OH
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Even though it is a very small school, I think I would feel good going there. The only problem is that they do not have much in terms of sports and music. I'm not a sports fan, but a football team would be nice. I love music, so that may be a problem. Their dorms rock, so that is cool.

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  • 5
  • Nicole from Hamilton, OH
  • I am a current student here

    Shawnee State is an amazing school. The campus is absolutely beautiful and the people here are amazing. The professors and all of the people in charge of the school are all wonderful people who care about you succeeding. They are willing to work with you if you have a problem and guide you to the best solution. Not only that but the students as a whole are decent people with good hearts, and are willing to help one another.

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  • Charity from Williamsport, OH
  • I am a past student here

    I enjoyed attending Shawnee State University very much. The campus is absolutely beautiful, and there are many activitities to keep yourself occupied.

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