Shawnee State University (SSU)

Portsmouth, OH

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Shawnee State University

Shawnee State University Student Essentials

Shawnee State University Student Essentials
Region: Midwest
Setting: Small Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Bear
Website: www.shawnee.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Open Admissions
In-State Tuition: $5,718
Out-of-State Tuition: $10,524
Retention Rate: 53%
Enrollment: 4,036
Year Established: 1986

About SSU

The Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, Ohio, lives up to its motto and “stands out” from other large public universities with its emphasis on close student-teacher relationships, unconditional acceptance policy, and wide variety of scholarships unique to Shawnee State.

All high school graduates who complete the online application and send in their high school transcripts are unconditionally accepted. Applicants under 21 years of age must also submit their ACT/SAT scores to the admissions office.

Academics at the university include more than 80 undergraduate degree programs. Both associate’s and bachelor’s degrees are offered in a wide variety of fields like:

  • English and Humanities
  • International Relations
  • Social Sciences
  • Gaming and Simulation Developing Arts
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Computer Engineering Technology
  • And many more

The school also offers three master’s degrees: Education (with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction), Education Intervention Specialist (K-12) and Occupational Therapy.

Certificate programs are also offered in Environmental Science and Deaf Studies.

Shawnee State has many student clubs and organizations, like college democrats or republicans, environmental club, Shawnee State philanthropy council, and many more.

Student services are also available, including academic advising, career counseling, and the center for community service, among others.

On campus housing is available, but not required for incoming students.

Tuition is set lower for in-state students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify, including a number of Shawnee State University scholarships..

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SSU Map & Location

Shawnee State University
940 2nd St
Portsmouth, OH 45662


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Getting Around SSU

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

10/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Portsmouth, OH

Winter
Dec
44
27
Jan
41
24
Feb
45
26
Spring
Mar
56
34
Apr
67
43
May
76
52
Summer
Jun
83
61
Jul
87
64
Aug
86
62
Fall
Sep
80
55
Oct
69
43
Nov
56
35

SSU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 3,935
Freshman Class 1,946
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 4,036

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 1%
  • African American: 5%
  • Caucasian: 85%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 8%
Latino 1%
African American 5%
Caucasian 85%
American Indian or Alaska native 1%
Unknown and Other 8%

Undergraduate 97%
Graduate 3%
Full-Time 0%
Part-Time 100%
International 1%
Domestic 99%

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