Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Shippensburg, PA

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Shippensburg, PA

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Tuition & Fees

$12,718

$20,510

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
17%
500-599
45%
400-499
31%
300-399
4%
700-800
2%
600-699
14%
500-599
45%
400-499
32%
300-399
6%
30-36
1%
24-29
19%
18-23
38%
12-17
40%
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undergraduateRatios

48%

male

52%

female

1

teacher

17

students

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Not Selective

91%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,399
Declined 528
Total Received 5,927
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Public

5,274

undergraduate students

810

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, 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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 6,084
Established in 1871
Coeducational Coeducational

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200‐acre campus in Shippensburg (population: 5,575), 50 miles from Harrisburg. Served by bus; major airport and train serve Harrisburg. School operates transportation to local mall and around campus and town. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Harrisburg International

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
34%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing

Top Organizations

  • Activities Program Board
  • Red Raider Marching Band
  • Student Veterans of America
  • Animal Alliance
  • Concert Band and Woodwind Ensemble

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Parent/Family Day
  • Spring Fest
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • surveillance cameras in certain parking lots and buildings; foot, vehicular and bicycle patrols by security officers

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
10%
Top 1/4
26%
Top 1/2
59%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
17%
500-599
45%
400-499
31%
300-399
4%
700-800
2%
600-699
14%
500-599
45%
400-499
32%
300-399
6%
30-36
1%
24-29
19%
18-23
38%
12-17
40%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $45
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.22

Not Selective

91%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,399
Declined 528
Total Received 5,927

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
class rank
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Considered

extracurricular activities
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
interview
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 16
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $9,570
Room & board $12,268
Additional fees $3,148
Books & supplies $1,200
Other fees $2,182
Total $28,368

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Football
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Club Sports Men

Equestrian sports, Fencing, Rugby, Ultimate frisbee, Weight lifting

Club Sports Women

Equestrian sports, Fencing, Rugby, Ultimate frisbee

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 2

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Art/Art Studies, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Civil Engineering, General
Computer Software Engineering
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Economics, General
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
English Language and Literature, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Environmental Studies
Finance, General
French Language and Literature
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
History, General
International/Global Studies
Journalism
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Administration
Rhetoric and Composition
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Sustainability Studies
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional

6,084

total students

92.9%

in-state

7.1%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

87%

5,274
students

Female
52%
2,744

Male
48%
2,530

13%

810
students

Female
64%
519

Male
36%
291

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

92%

4,861
students

Female
52%
2,508

Male
48%
2,353

8%

413
students

Female
58%
236

Male
42%
177

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 75%
Student 4 year graduation rate 40%
Student 5 year graduation rate 17%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
12%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
73%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

156

Transfer students enrolled

3%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health clinic
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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