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Tuition & Fees

$9,774

$18,300

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

Moderately Selective

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,253
Declined + 1,066
Total Received 6,319
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undergraduateRatios

51%

49%

male

female

1  :  20

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Criminal Justice
  3. Early Childhood/elementary Education/pre-K-4
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School Facts

Shippensburg, founded in 1871, is a public, comprehensive university. The oldest building on campus, dating from 1871, is registered as a National Historic Landmark. Its 200-acre campus is located in Shippensburg, 50 miles southwest of Harrisburg.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 7,355
Established in 1871
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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Codes

SAT 2657
ACT 3714

Social Networks

Public

6,305

undergraduate students

1,050

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
38%
400-499
45%
300-399
8%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
10%
500-599
39%
400-499
43%
300-399
7%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
5%
500-599
27%
400-499
52%
300-399
15%
200-299
1%
30-36
0
24-29
19%
18-23
45%
12-17
32%
6-11
4%
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
25%
18-23
45%
12-17
30%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
17%
18-23
57%
12-17
25%
6-11
1%
Below 6
0
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Shippensburg, PA

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Shippensburg, PA

200-acre campus in Shippensburg (population: 5,500), 50 miles from Harrisburg. Served by bus; major airport and train service to Harrisburg. School operates transportation to local mall and around campus and town. Public transportation serves campus.

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257-2299

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
36%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
88%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
12 fraternities 8% of male students
 
10 sororities 11% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
7%
Top 1/4
25%
Top 1/2
59%
Bottom 1/2
41%
Bottom 1/4
15%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
38%
400-499
45%
300-399
8%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
10%
500-599
39%
400-499
43%
300-399
7%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
5%
500-599
27%
400-499
52%
300-399
15%
200-299
1%
30-36
0
24-29
19%
18-23
45%
12-17
32%
6-11
4%
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
25%
18-23
45%
12-17
30%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
17%
18-23
57%
12-17
25%
6-11
1%
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $45
Common application accepted no
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,253
Declined + 1,066
Total Received 6,319

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Right Now

Admissions Contact

Angelo C. Lee
Dean of Admissions
P: 800 822-8028
F: 717 477-4016
admiss@ship.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $6,820
Room $7,314
Board $3,846
Additional fees $2,954
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $22,134
Average Financial Aid - $8,351
Total with Avg. Aid $13,783

Financial Aid

55%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$8,351

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $8,556,007
State $6,244,834
Institutional $649,670
Other external $1,266,668
Total $16,717,179

Non-need-based

Federal $4,000
State $148,632
Institutional $175,538
Other external $770,914
Total $1,099,084

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
field hockey
football
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (Division II)
Mascot
Big Red
School colors
red and blue
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Administration of Justice
Applied History
Applied Physics
Art
Art/Secondary Education
Biology
Biology/Secondary Education
Business Administration
Chemistry
Chemistry/Secondary Education
Communication Studies
Communications/Journalism
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Counseling
Criminal Justice
Curriculum/Instruction
Early Childhood Education/K-4
Earth/Space Sciences
Economics
Educational Leadership
Electrical Engineering
English
English/Secondary Education
Exercise Science
Finance
French
French/Secondary Education
Geoenvironmental Studies
Geography
Geography/Social Studies
Health Care Administration
History
History/Social Studies
Human Communication Studies
Interdisciplinary Arts
International Studies
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Mathematics
Middle Level Education/Elementary Education/4-8
Organizational Development/Leadership
Physics
Political Science
Professional Studies
Psychological Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Reading Specialist
School Administration/Principal K-12
Science Teacher Education
Social Work
Sociology
Software Engineering
Spanish
Spanish/Secondary Education
Special Education
Special Education/Early Childhood Education
Supply Chain Management
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Undergraduate

86%

6,305
students

Female
49%
3,096

Male
51%
3,209

Graduate

14%

1,050
students

Female
61%
644

Male
39%
406

undergraduateFull-time

94%

5,956
students

Female
50%
2,923

Male
50%
3,033

undergraduatePart-time

6%

349
students

Female
50%
173

Male
50%
176

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
9%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
78%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

90%

Transfer applicants accepted

56%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Recommended of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

45

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

94%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 21
Countries most often represented Argentina
Finland
Saudi Arabia
Sweden
Venezuela
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Joseph A. Luna, III
Assistant Dean of Admissions
717 477-1231
jaluna@ship.edu

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