C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Pennsylvania Athletic Conference
Address
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
83%
SAT Scores Range
890-1080
ACT Scores Range
17-23
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Cost

Net Price
$16,714/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,298/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,564/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,337/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,313/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,817/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.58 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.56 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.57 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,956Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • Average
    50%
  • Dedicated
    12%
  • Drunk
    12%
  • Open-Minded
    9%
  • Fake
    6%
  • Spirited
    6%
  • Honor Roll
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
66%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.65 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.87 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 36 responses
Report
  • Ordinary
    25%
  • Country
    19%
  • Home
    14%
  • Underrated
    11%
  • Magnificent
    8%
  • Valuable
    8%
  • Unreliable
    6%

After Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
55%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.41 responses

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Reviews

900 reviews
All Categories
Shippensburg University is a fantastic place to be. The University is located in the Cumberland Valley in Pennsylvania. Campus is beautiful with large areas of open fields and adirondack chairs to lounge in across campus. The University offers seven different on-campus residence halls, one traditional and six suite-style residence halls. The suit style residence halls offer various room arrangements, with a private bathroom for every two residents. Suite style residence halls have laundry on each floor, a TV lounge on each floor, study rooms on each floor, and a kitchen/game room on the ground floor. Every student at Shippensburg University has access to the "Ship Rec", our gym and recreational facility. The University offers many dining options such as Reisner Dining Hall, Kriner Dining Hall, Century Cafe, Papa John, SubGen, Mondo Subs, Tomato, The Test Kithchen, The Grill, Sushi Do, Chickendipity, Dunkin' Donuts, and Starbucks.
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I really love Shippensburg University! With the smaller class sizes I really get to know my professors, which you normally are not able to do at a bigger university. Also, everyone is so friendly and people really go out of there way to make you feel welcomed. Overall I have really loved Shippensburg and I can not wait to spend another two more years at the amazing university!
I absolutely LOVE Shippensburg University. The campus is beautiful and everyone you meet always has a smile on their face. Of course the cow smell can be annoying at times, but I would not trade it for the world. Of course it is college, so the classes are hard work but you should be working hard anyway. All of my professors so far have been easy to talk to and they are very flexible with schedules. And don't forget about the Starbucks on campus! It's my home away from home!