Shippensburg University

Shippensburg, PA

Shippensburg University

Shippensburg, PA

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Tuition & Fees

$13,544

$14,022

not including housing and food

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
580
25th
470
75th
570
25th
470
75th
22
25th
15
75th
24
25th
16
75th
23
25th
15
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undergraduateRatios

48%

male

52%

female

17

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

93%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,349
Declined 411
Total Received 6,760
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Public

5,763

undergraduate students

1,108

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

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

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 6,871
Established in 1871
Coeducational Coeducational

Social Networks

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 Setting: Small town

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
34%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
86%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
10%
Top 1/4
26%
Top 1/2
59%
Bottom 1/2
41%
Bottom 1/4
12%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
580
25th
470
75th
570
25th
470
75th
22
25th
15
75th
24
25th
16
75th
23
25th
15

Admissions Facts

Application fee $45
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required of some
Common application accepted Yes
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

93%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,349
Declined 411
Total Received 6,760

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Secondary School Rank
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-preparatory program
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Admission test scores

Recommended

Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies

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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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Financial Aid

82%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$6,355

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $9,570
Housing $7,670
Food $4,924
Additional fees $3,974
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $27,338
Average Financial Aid - $6,355
Total with Avg. Aid $20,983

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $7,946,143
State $5,565,322
Institutional $4,516,570
Other external $1,569,610
Total $19,597,645

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $86,044
Institutional $756,288
Other external $1,163,081
Total $2,005,413

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Field hockey yes
Football yes
Lacrosse yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Swimming yes yes
Tennis yes
Volleyball yes
Wrestling yes

Club Sports - Men's

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

Club Sports - Women's

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

Intramural/Recreational Sports

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

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes
Applied Psychology. yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Civil Engineering, General. yes
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services. yes
Computer Software Engineering. yes
Computer and Information Sciences, General. yes yes
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services. yes
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies. yes yes
Curriculum and Instruction. yes
Economics, General. yes
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs. yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes
Electrical and Electronics Engineering. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies. yes
Environmental Studies. yes yes
Exercise Science and Kinesiology. yes
Finance, General. yes
French Language and Literature. yes
Geography. yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes
Health/Health Care Administration/Management. yes
History, General. yes yes
International/Globalization Studies. yes
Journalism. yes
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management. yes
Management Information Systems, General. yes
Management Science. yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Mechanical Engineering. yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes
Organizational Behavior Studies. yes
Physics, General. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Psychology, General. yes yes
Public Administration. yes yes
Reading Teacher Education. yes
Rhetoric and Composition. yes
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education. yes
Social Work. yes yes
Sociology, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes
Sustainability Studies. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Biology
  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

6,871

total students

91%

in-state

9%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

84%

5,763
students

Female
52%
3,003

Male
48%
2,760

16%

1,108
students

Female
64%
706

Male
36%
402

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

88%

5,046
students

Female
51%
2,587

Male
49%
2,459

12%

717
students

Female
58%
416

Male
42%
301

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
12%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American 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

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

3%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 15
Countries most often represented Canada
Finland
Gabon
Niger
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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