Millersville University of Pennsylvania

P.O. Box 1002
Millersville, PA 17551-0302
717-871-4636
www.millersville.edu

FALL 2020 ENROLLMENT

Undergraduate: 6,493
Graduate: 1,002
Total Headcount: 7,495

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Community-Based Research Leads to National Award

‘Ville student Elizabeth Rohrback, a junior sociology major, is Millersville University’s Newman Civic Fellow. She was nominated to be a Newman fellow because of her passion for social reform by Dr. Carrie Smith, professor of sociology.

The Newman Civic Fellowship is a year-long program for students from Campus Compact member institutions. The students selected for the fellowship are leaders on their campuses who demonstrate a commitment to finding solutions for challenges facing communities locally, nationally and internationally.

Rohrback is interested in the criminal justice system and its impact on communities. She studies evidence-based policing strategies as well as the effectiveness of diversion programs and treatment courts in reducing crime and recidivism. Rohrback explained one goal she hopes to achieve through her work.​

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 Points of Pride

​Millersville University was founded in 1855 as the first Normal School in Pennsylvania.

Consistently ranked within the Top 30 Public Schools in the North by U.S. News & World Report

​Millersville is the only State System university with a botany program. The rigorous curriculum prioritizes both a depth of knowledge in botany and a solid, broad background in biology.

Millersville’s Meteorology program is a member of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and an academic affiliate of the University Corporation of Atmospheric Research (UCAR). Students have 24/7 access to the Meteorological Network (METNET) and Weather Station, and many participate in the Campus Weather Service, which issues forecasts to the community every week.​

Millersville University’s downtown performing arts center, The Ware Center, is a pillar of the downtown Lancaster arts scene. The Ware Center hosted nearly 3,200 performances over the past 5 years and accommodates classes for approximately 1000 students each semester.

 Notable Alumni

Dana Chryst ’81 - President, CEO and Owner, The Jay Group

Jordan A. Harris ’06 - Democrat serving Philadelphia County since 2013; member of the Millersville Council of Trustees. 

Roy B. Clair Jr. ’67 - Co-founder and owner of Clair Brothers Audio Enterprises, Inc., the world leader in the live-sound industry.  Clair Brothers has offices in Lititz, PA; Nashville, TN; Basel, Switzerland; London, England; and Tokyo, Japan, with affiliates in Singapore and Australia.

​Hugh Herr ’90 - Inventor, nationally acclaimed low-stress spring running shoe; has been featured on various CBS & PBS programs and many magazine features (US News & World Report, Boys’ Life, National Enquirer, etc.) for his development of special rock climbing gear for those with artificial prosthesis’. He holds a patent for a prosthetic socket that he developed for walking. Assistant professor at Harvard University.

​Robert S. Walker ’64 - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Wexler & Walker Public Policy Associates, former Congressman, 12th District, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; Co-Chair of Millersville University’s 150th Anniversary Committee.

 University Rankings