About Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Founded in 1871, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. is a Public college. Located in Pennsylvania, which is a city setting in Pennsylvania, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 5,896 full time undergraduate students, and 1,076 full time graduate students.

The Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 20:1. There are 289 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate88%
Application Deadline
Application Fee45
SAT Range870-1070
ACT Range18-23

Admissions at are considered Less Selective, with ,49% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 24 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

57% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 21% were in the top quarter, and 7% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.

3%
“We”re apathetic”
33%
“We know about current events and vote”
64%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
9%
“We save it for the classroom”
12%
“Sometimes, but not often”
65%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
15%
“All the time, including weekends”
3%
“I”m always terrified”
3%
“I only go out in groups”
38%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
56%
“I feel extremely safe”
12%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
32%
“We bought the gear”
56%
“We live for the big game”
15%
“It”s not really our thing”
32%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
44%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
9%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
6%
“Available in class”
62%
“They keep regular office hours”
32%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
18%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
79%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
3%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
3%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
32%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
38%
“We only party on weekends”
26%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
3%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
68%
“There might be people who do”
24%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
6%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
3%
“We”re apathetic”
33%
“We know about current events and vote”
64%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
9%
“We save it for the classroom”
12%
“Sometimes, but not often”
65%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
15%
“All the time, including weekends”
3%
“I”m always terrified”
3%
“I only go out in groups”
38%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
56%
“I feel extremely safe”
12%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
32%
“We bought the gear”
56%
“We live for the big game”
15%
“It”s not really our thing”
32%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
44%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
9%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
6%
“Available in class”
62%
“They keep regular office hours”
32%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
18%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
79%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
3%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
3%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
32%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
38%
“We only party on weekends”
26%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
3%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
68%
“There might be people who do”
24%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
6%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    123 Students rated on-campus housing 3.9 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    84 Students rated off-campus housing 4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    142 Students rated campus food 3.3 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    144 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    144 Students rated class size 4.4 stars. 51 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    144 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    145 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    144 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 47 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania?

44 Students rated Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Crystal

As a student at Shippensburg University, I can say it has been a very supportive and easy semester. My most favorite part about being a student at Ship is the help of staff and professors. The campus is averagely sized and there are just over 6,000 undergraduate students and it is easy to get a hold of the professors, they are extremely interactive with the students. My least favorite part about being at Shippensburg University is the tension the students. However, there are organizations such as the Multicultural Organization and Women and Gender Organizations that help minority and LBGTQ students with their personal lives and presence on campus.

Meghan

I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Shippensburg University. Some found it to be too small, but I enjoyed seeing people I knew on campus regularly. I felt a sense of community because everything was in a smaller area. The professors were caring and the class sizes were reasonable. I was a member of the club rugby team, and the university supported us as we competed and won two national championships. They helped fund us even though we were not recognized as an official school sport. I loved my four years at Shippensburg and would go back in a heartbeat!

Shelby

I am currently a freshman at Shippensburg University and have almost completed my first semester of college. When choosing Shippensburg, I looked at many things but the main things were the education department, professors, housing and clubs. The education department here is amazing. I have had the change to help in an elementary school classroom and start learning what my future has to hold for me. My advisor is also from the education department and is very knowledgeable about what future teachers will need to know and experiences they should have before leaving. As much as I love to learn and take education classes that will help me later in life, Shippensburg requires the students to take lots of general education classes. As much as I thought these classes were pointless and I would never need this information they have expanded my knowledge and have made me think outside the box. The professors for all my classes understand that the students are just taking them because they need to so they teach around this fact and they are amazing at it. All my professors are available to help me out, willing to reexplain and reteach and help develop skills that we might not have learned in high school like time management, writing and citing papers and studying. After coming into college and meeting my professors and knew the education I was getting was what I wanted I started to reflect on living and social aspects of college. Living on the campus of Shippensburg University has been like living in a hotel for the past semester. I share a room and a bathroom with one other person and have control of the heating and air conditioning in our room. Before leaving for college I was worried about living away from home but I realized after getting here and getting used to it it’s worth the experience. The experience I have gotten has changed me because it made me responsible for making my own decisions, making my own schedule and cleaning up after myself. The living experience also expanded my knowledge of how to deal with others that have not grown up like I have. Meeting all new people and making a new group of friends was not easy but Shippensburg helped this easier by having many clubs and involvement activities for all groups of people. I have gotten really involved and have meant people that all have similar values. All these experiences I am building life skills that I will need once I get out of college and Shippensburg has really helped make this experience that much better. If I would have not come to Shippensburg University I truly don’t think I would have had the same opportunities and feel as part of the overall college community.

Jalen

I am a freshman and student athlete. My experience first semester was amazing. I enjoyed the classes with an average class size of 25 and in my bio lecture there were 70 students but our professor knew everyone. The university is supportive of student athletes and professors extend guidance. The campus food is average but that's expected in college. Overall I've had an excellent first semester and can't wait to go back.

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is 88%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I would tell myself to come to college being more open-minded. That I should try to make as many friends as possible and to keep all doors open for opportunities. Also I would tell myself to take a more proactive approach to being successful in my classes and all other activities.

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  3. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    I have no negative comments about my school.

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  4. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    someone that needs something to do all the time and cant sit still and just hang out with friends

    Read all  29 answers
  5. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    I believe that my school is out to help their students succeed!

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  6. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish that I would have known how loud the dorms got at night, when I would like to be sleeping. They tend to get pretty loud. I also would have liked to know what dorm to live in depending on the classes you are taking, or the major you are in. I also would have liked to know how to apply for scholarships before attending Shippensburg University as a senior in high school.

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  7. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are very quiet and to themselves until we do group projects.

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  8. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about my school is the friendly professors who are always able to help when needed.

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  9. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Partying

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  10. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Everything on campus is within a fifteen minutes walking distance. The scenary is always beautiful and there are plently of places to sit outside when it is warm.

    Read all  20 answers
  11. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Someone that is able to look for fun in the outdoors.

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  12. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    I cannot pay for college and my parents and grandparents cannot help me. I hate looking around my campus at all the "renovations" they are making to relatively new buildings. I get really frustrated when I know people cannot afford to pay for college so the institution should do more to help their students and less to remodel buildings.

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  13. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    Not really anything

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  14. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    Yes. Police are always having to stop parties. Kids arrested for underage drinking and drugs. Noise complaints and crime complaints there are horrible. Shippensburg is like a mini-slum. No one does enough down there to get in under control. The college is awful; they hurt students in favor of professors, student academic and freedom of speech rights are not protected at the university. Of course half the students there are drunks and druggies anyway, but the good ones, including the good teachers get booted. Alot of evil and poor admin is allowed to remain.

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  15. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    Drunks, party-goers with no self-control. College has a bad rap for failing to protect student speech codes. Professors are awful, dont care about their students.

    Read all  1 answers
  16. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    I left there-- no longer attend.

    Read all  1 answers

Student Body

Students

49%

female

51%

male

5,896

Total Undergrad Enrollment

1,076

Total Grad Students

7%

Out-Of-State

92%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

115

Student Organizations

12

Fraternities

13

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

32%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
% Black or African-American
11%
% Hispanic/Latino
5%
% White or Caucasian
76%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

88% of students attending Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania receive some sort of financial aid. 33% were awarded federal grants. While 77% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$19,542

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,200

Books and Supplies

$11,324

Room and Board

32,066

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$15,639
$30 - $48K
$16,788
$48 - $75K
$20,258
$75 - $110K
$23,398
$110K & UP
$24,068

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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