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Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
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  • 4 Year
  • SHIPPENSBURG, PA

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Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C+
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade B+
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade C minus
  9. Dorms
    grade A+
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade B+

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Ship is a public university located in Shippensburg Township, Pennsylvania. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,733 undergraduate students. The Ship acceptance rate is 94%. Popular majors include Psychology, Business, and Marketing. Graduating 51% of students, Ship alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,300.

About

1871 OLD MAIN DRIVE
SHIPPENSBURG, PA 17257
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

SU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
94%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
930-1150
ACT Range
16-23
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$21,631 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$6,488 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
95%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 58 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 70 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 71 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    82%
  • On Campus
    11%
  • Online
    7%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,733 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
591
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 40 responses
  • Average
    50%
  • Dedicated
    18%
  • Open-Minded
    10%
  • Fake
    8%
  • Spirited
    8%
  • Friendly
    3%
  • Honor Roll
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
63%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 79 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 101 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 50 responses
  • Country
    20%
  • Ordinary
    20%
  • Home
    14%
  • Magnificent
    10%
  • Underrated
    8%
  • Valuable
    8%
  • Unreliable
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,000 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
51%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 41 responses

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