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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  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 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.
About Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Address
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Website

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.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
84%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
960-1140
ACT Range
18-22
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$19,448/ 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
$6,368/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
88%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.58 responses
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.66 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.67 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,160Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
414
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • Average
    49%
  • Dedicated
    16%
  • Fake
    8%
  • Open-Minded
    8%
  • Spirited
    8%
  • Diverse
    3%
  • Friendly
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
63%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.75 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.97 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 46 responses
Report
  • Ordinary
    20%
  • Country
    17%
  • Home
    15%
  • Magnificent
    11%
  • Underrated
    9%
  • Valuable
    7%
  • Unreliable
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
52%
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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Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Reviews

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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.
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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!