Who We Are
Millersville University of Pennsylvania is a top-ranked, public university located in the northeast region of the United States. It is committed to offering students a high quality, comprehensive university experience of exceptional value. Dedicated to providing nationally recognized programs that embrace the liberal arts, Millersville offers academic opportunities that are supported by outstanding faculty who are accomplished scholars and practitioners. Founded in 1855 as the first Normal School in Pennsylvania, Millersville University is one of 14 universities within the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The president is Dr. John Anderson.
- Students: 8,725
- Undergrad: 7,644
- Grad: 1,081
- Student-faculty ratio: 19.6:1
- Average class size: 27
Faculty & Staff
- Faculty: 299 full-time
- Full-time instructional faculty with a Ph.D. or terminal degree: 98%
- Staff & administration: 540 full-time
- 52,400 living alumni
Where we are
- Located in Millersville, Pa., population: 8,168 (2010 Census)
- 250 acres of gently rolling landscape at Millersville campus
- Downtown Lancaster campus - Millersville University Lancaster is located at 42 North Prince St.
- Millersville is located 3 miles from Lancaster City
- 1 1⁄2 hours from Philadelphia
- 2 1⁄2 hours from Washington, D.C.
- 3 hours from New York City
According to the 2011-2012 course catalog Millersville University offers:
- 55 bachelor's degree programs
- 2 associate degree programs
According to the College of Graduate and Professional Studies, Millersville offers 62 graduate programs:
- 22 master's degree programs
- 40 certificates and certifications
School of Science & Mathematics
School of Education
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Graduate and Professional Studies
2,232 live in residence halls on campus.
- Coed, by wing or floor
- Theme areas: First Year Experience, Honors College, International Students, Center for Service Learning and Leadership
- 3% of students belong to a fraternity/sorority (all non-residential)
- 1,228 live in local off-campus housing
- 5,365 (approx.) commute from home
More than 90 organizations including service and leadership clubs, fraternities and sororities, campus musical groups, honor societies, religious organizations, special interest clubs, sports clubs and student media.
Civic & Community Engagement & Research Project (CCERP)
CCERP is the primary vehicle at Millersville University to foster, focus and coordinate civic and community engagement and research.
Office of Experiential Learning & Career Management (ELCM)
Experiential Learning and Career Management houses Career Services, the Internship Office, Volunteer Central and manages the Four Year Career Plan. It is a one-stop shop for students , faculty and staff to link with the community. Student s can obtain assistance with career decision making, job search skills, internships and volunteer activities all of which will enhance success at Millersville and after graduation.
Global Education & Partnerships
At present, Millersville University has 15 institutional partners in Australia, Chile, China, France, Germany, Japan, Northern Ireland, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Spain and the United Kingdom. Millersville is sending record numbers of its students and faculty abroad. We are in turn honored to host students, faculty and administrators from our partners throughout the year.
First Year Experience
The First Year Experience is a living-learning community centered on the first year seminar. First year students live together and are enrolled in a common cluster of 2-3 courses designed to jump start intellectual inquiry in a supportive and encouraging environment.
Marine Science Consortium
Millersville University is a charter member of the Marine Science Consortium at Wallops Island, Virginia. The Consortium was established in 1968 to promote teaching and research in marine and environmental sciences. Renovation of dormitories and laboratories was completed in 2011 making this one of the leading facilities in the U.S. for undergraduate education in the marine sciences.
Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (annual)
- $8,600 (Pa. residents)
- $18,426 (out-of-state residents)
- Room and board: $9,234
Graduate Tuition and Fees (per credit)
- $548 (Pa. residents - per credit cost: tuition, general fee & technology fee)
- $773 (out-of-state residents - per credit cost: tuition, general fee & technology fee)
Financial Aid (2011-12)
- 81% of students received $77 million in financial aid ($77,505,974)
- 8,725 Total students
- 7,644 Undergraduate students
- 1,081 Graduate students
- Female: 58%
- Male: 42%
- Minority 14.9 %
- Pennsylvania residents: 96%
- 6,974 applications
- 1,304 students enrolling
2011 Freshman Profile
- 1540 average SAT I
(CR – 517, M – 524, W – 500)
- 1420 – 1660 middle half of class SAT I (excludes special admits)
- Within 4 years:
36.7% (MU) (30.7% National*)
- Within 5 years:
61.3% (MU) (50.2% National*)
- Within 6 years:
64.8% (MU) (55.7% National*)
* IPEDS 2010 Report, 4-year public institutions.
19 intercollegiate varsity sports competing in NCAA Division II Athletic website
- Cross Country
- Field Hockey
- Track & Field (Indoor/Outdoor)
Black & Gold
Marauder and sidekick Skully
- 23% from state appropriations
- 46% from tuition
- 19% from auxiliary sources
- 12% from gifts, grants, contracts and other revenue
Fundraising (as of 6/30/12)
Gifts/contracts/grants: $11.4 million
Endowment value: $21.8 million (as of 3/31/12)