Tuition & Fees

$12,744

$20,536

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
20%
500-599
50%
400-499
26%
300-399
2%
700-800
2%
600-699
16%
500-599
52%
400-499
27%
300-399
3%
700-800
0
600-699
5%
500-599
24%
400-499
51%
300-399
19%
200-299
1%
30-36
2%
24-29
22%
18-23
39%
12-17
29%
6-11
8%
30-36
1%
24-29
26%
18-23
41%
12-17
32%
30-36
4%
24-29
19%
18-23
49%
12-17
27%
6-11
1%
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undergraduateRatios

48%

male

52%

female

1

teacher

18

students

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Not Selective

87%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,854
Declined + 686
Total Received 5,540
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Public

5,501

undergraduate students

907

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Criminal Justice
  3. Management
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Codes

SAT 2657
ACT 3714

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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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 6,408
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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Shippensburg, PA

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.

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
33%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
87%
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 10% of male students
 
8 sororities 10% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
9%
Top 1/4
27%
Top 1/2
59%
Bottom 1/2
41%
Bottom 1/4
13%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
20%
500-599
50%
400-499
26%
300-399
2%
700-800
2%
600-699
16%
500-599
52%
400-499
27%
300-399
3%
700-800
0
600-699
5%
500-599
24%
400-499
51%
300-399
19%
200-299
1%
30-36
2%
24-29
22%
18-23
39%
12-17
29%
6-11
8%
30-36
1%
24-29
26%
18-23
41%
12-17
32%
30-36
4%
24-29
19%
18-23
49%
12-17
27%
6-11
1%

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

Not Selective

87%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,854
Declined + 686
Total Received 5,540

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 Contact

Maya Mapp
Director of Admissions
P: 800 822-8028
F: 717 477-4016
admiss@ship.edu

Financial Aid

55%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$9,929

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $9,570
Room $7,778
Board $4,336
Additional fees $3,174
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $26,058
Average Financial Aid - $9,929
Total with Avg. Aid $16,129

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $8,267,427
State $5,764,135
Institutional $3,920,394
Other external $1,416,985
Total $19,368,941

Non-need-based

Federal
State $133,190
Institutional $461,586
Other external $901,236
Total $1,496,012
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 717 477-1131
F: 717 477-4028
finaid@ship.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Trina M. Snyder
Director of Financial Aid
finaid@ship.edu

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

Club Sports - Men's

bass fishing, boxing, cycling, equestrian sports, fencing, ice hockey, kronum, lacrosse, quidditch, rugby, soccer, strength training, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

bass fishing, boxing, cycling, dance, equestrian sports, fencing, kronum, quidditch, ultimate Frisbee, rugby, strength training

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, dance company, dodgeball, kickball, soccer, softball, street hockey, volleyball, wiffle ball

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Athletic Directors

Jeffrey A. Michaels (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Mascot
Big Red
School colors
red and blue

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
Civil Engineering
Communication Studies
Communications/Journalism
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Counseling
Counselor Education/Supervision
Criminal Justice
Curriculum/Instruction
Early Childhood Education/K-4
Earth/Space Sciences
Economics
Educational Leadership
Electrical Engineering
English
English/Secondary Education
Entrepreneurship
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
Mechanical Engineering
Middle Level Education/Elementary Education/4-8
Organizational Development/Leadership
Physics
Political Science
Professional Studies
Psychological Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Reading Specialist
STEM Education
Social Work
Sociology
Software Engineering
Spanish
Spanish/Secondary Education
Special Education
Special Education/Early Childhood Education
Supply Chain Management
Sustainability
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Criminal Justice
  3. Management

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

6,408

total students

93%

in-state

7%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

86%

5,501
students

Female
52%
2,841

Male
48%
2,660

14%

907
students

Female
63%
572

Male
37%
335

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

91%

5,018
students

Female
52%
2,574

Male
48%
2,444

9%

483
students

Female
56%
267

Male
44%
216

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
11%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
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
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

91%

Transfer applicants accepted

58%

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

30

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

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

92%

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
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 18
Countries most often represented Argentina
Germany
Japan
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
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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