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Tuition

$10,690

$18,968

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,962
Declined + 988
Total Received 5,950
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undergraduateRatios

50%

50%

male

female

1  :  19

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Criminal Justice
  3. Marketing
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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 7,548
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

6,550

undergraduate students

998

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
35%
400-499
50%
300-399
6%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
11%
500-599
39%
400-499
43%
300-399
7%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
5%
500-599
29%
400-499
52%
300-399
13%
200-299
0
30-36
1%
24-29
12%
18-23
56%
12-17
30%
6-11
1%
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
24%
18-23
54%
12-17
22%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
13%
18-23
65%
12-17
22%
6-11
0
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
89%
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

 
14 fraternities 6% of male students
 
12 sororities 7% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
7%
Top 1/4
26%
Top 1/2
58%
Bottom 1/2
42%
Bottom 1/4
11%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
35%
400-499
50%
300-399
6%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
11%
500-599
39%
400-499
43%
300-399
7%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
5%
500-599
29%
400-499
52%
300-399
13%
200-299
0
30-36
1%
24-29
12%
18-23
56%
12-17
30%
6-11
1%
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
24%
18-23
54%
12-17
22%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
13%
18-23
65%
12-17
22%
6-11
0
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)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

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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Moderately Selective

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,962
Declined + 988
Total Received 5,950

Admissions Right Now

Admissions Contact

William H. Washabaugh
Acting Dean of Admissions
P: 800 822-8028
F: 717 477-4016
admiss@ship.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $6,622
Room $6,734
Board $3,780
Additional fees $2,826
Books & supplies $1,242
Total $21,204
Average Financial Aid - $8,479
Total with Avg. Aid $12,725

Financial Aid

58%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$8,479

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $8,542,816
State $6,582,030
Institutional $612,523
Other external $1,562,392
Total $17,299,761

Non-need-based

Federal $7,724
State $126,985
Institutional $141,849
Other external $943,397
Total $1,219,955

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
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
English
English/Secondary Education
Exercise Science
Finance
French
French/Secondary Education
Geoenvironmental Studies
Geography
Health Care Administration
History
History/Social Studies
Human Communication Studies
Information Technology
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
Supply Chain Management
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Undergraduate

87%

6,550
students

Female
50%
3,251

Male
50%
3,299

Graduate

13%

998
students

Female
60%
597

Male
40%
401

undergraduateFull-time

94%

6,219
students

Female
50%
3,075

Male
50%
3,144

undergraduatePart-time

6%

331
students

Female
54%
176

Male
46%
155

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
4%
Hispanic/Latino
79%
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

72%

Transfer applicants accepted

61%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.20
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

93%

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 23
Countries most often represented Japan
Niger
Republic Of Korea
Saudi Arabia
Sweden
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

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

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