Shippensburg is a public university located in Shippensburg Township, Pennsylvania. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,160 undergraduate students. The Shippensburg acceptance rate is 84%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 52% of students, Shippensburg alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,300.
NCAA Division II (with football)
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.58 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.66 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.67 responses
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.75 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.97 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.41 responses
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Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Reviews
I love Shippensburg University. They have an amazing Political Science and Business programs. They have an amazing Greek Life, who are always there for eachother no matter what letters you wear. The professors know you by name and will do anything to help you in whatever you do. The sports teams are also pretty well known for being a D2 school. The dorms are super nice and basically like living in an apartment! The downtown of Shippensburg goes unnoticed a lot, but they have a bunch of little shops! The off campus living is way cheaper than other state schools and it's easier to deal with private landlords instead of company realtors.
While Shippensburg's tuition is very fair for the education you are receiving and access to the updated facilities are great, the culture there is toxic. For a division 2 school, athletes are not dedicated and each sports team only has a couple of good athletes to show for, don't let recruiting fool you. If you enjoy partying and getting drunk, this is the school for you! Admittedly, nights on Richard Ave. are fun, but the culture of drinking every night causes its own set of problems. Police presence is ridiculous, and they hand out underage drinking citations like its candy. If you want alcohol poisoning, join a frat or date someone from a frat. Or hang out with the Track & Field, Lacrosse, or Swim Team. If you go here, don't let the excitement of the night life distract you from classes! But most of all, TALENTED ATHLETES & STUDENTS SHOULD NOT GO HERE.
People often say that Shippensburg University has something for everyone, and after spending 4 years on and around campus I would have to agree. With hundreds of clubs, sports teams, and constant free activities, it is truly difficult to be bored. Coupled with amazing accredited academic programs and professors with real-life experience in their respective subjects, it is easy to see that Ship is it!