When the fall 2018 semester begins on Aug. 27, 2018, Millersville University (MU) will welcome one of the largest freshmen classes in the University’s history. To date, the MU admissions department has received approximately three percent more deposits than this time last year. This makes MU one of the only universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) system to increase deposits over the previous year.
“We are excited to welcome one of the largest and most talented classes,” says Brian Hazlett, vice president of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. “Our banner class of 2022 was the result of a university-wide effort.”
While the numbers won’t be finalized until later this fall, admissions projects that approximately 1,360 full-time and part-time freshman, and approximately 440 full-time and part-time transfer students will enroll for the fall semester. Eleven percent of the class is from out-of-state.
This new crop of freshman students is a high-achieving group. The average GPA for incoming freshman students is 3.41, the average SAT total is 1080 and the average ACT score is 22. Approximately one fourth of the incoming freshman class is in the top 30 percent of their high school class. MU will be welcoming five high school valedictorians and eight salutatorians among the ranks.
“We are proud that Millersville University continues to attract an ambitious group of students from Pennsylvania, the surrounding states and from across the globe,” says Katy Charles, director of admissions. “We are excited to welcome them for the fall semester.”
Students will be joining the University from the following local high schools: J.P. McCaskey, Penn Manor and Hempfield. The top three high schools outside of the state are located in Cherry Hill, New Jersey; Trumbull, Connecticut; and Bel Air, Maryland. Aside from Lancaster County, students will hail from York, Chester, Montgomery, Berks and Bucks counties around Pennsylvania, to name a few. Our new cohort of international students represents 11 countries including Australia, China, Nepal and Saudi Arabia.
The most popular declared majors among this group are Early Childhood Education, Dual Early Childhood and Special Education, Psychology, Computer Science and Biology.