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  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 5,018 undergraduate students. The Shippensburg acceptance rate is 88%. Popular majors include Psychology, Business, and Marketing. Graduating 53% of students, Shippensburg alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,300.
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257
About Shippensburg...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Colonial States 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.

Shippensburg Pennsylvania Admissions

Acceptance Rate
88%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
970-1170
ACT Range
17-23
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$19,635/ 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
$6,733/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
90%

Academics

Professors
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
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.68 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.69 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
    0%
  • On Campus
    99%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,018Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
469
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • Average
    47%
  • Dedicated
    18%
  • Open-Minded
    11%
  • Fake
    8%
  • Spirited
    8%
  • Friendly
    3%
  • Honor Roll
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
64%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.77 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.99 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 48 responses
Report
  • Country
    19%
  • Ordinary
    19%
  • Home
    15%
  • Magnificent
    10%
  • Valuable
    8%
  • Underrated
    8%
  • Unreliable
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
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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Due to Covid-19 occurring in the middle of my spring semester, I was forced to have my classes online. Although it was a very stressful transition for most students, Shippensburg University alleviated a lot of the stress. The university was willing to provide laptops and hotspots to any student that didn’t have access to them. The university was also providing lots of information regarding Covid-19, as well as updates daily regarding the transition to online courses. The professors at Shippensburg were also a big help in making this tough time not as stressful. In my experience, all of my professors were willing to provide extended time on assignments, online copies of textbooks, and any other resource a student needed. Professors also were available for their students at any time of day and any day of the week; they checked their emails regularly, answered any questions asked, and were willing to communicate via Zoom or over the phone with any student that needed extra help.
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My first year attending Shippensburg University was overall very enjoyable. I love how the university gives students multiple opportunities to meet new people and lifelong friends. The university also provides students with multiple resources; anything from providing students with counselors to help them with their mental health needs, many centers for students to get tutoring help, as well as providing many opportunities for students to get internships. One thing I would like to see in the near future would be more professor office hours. Although every professor is required to have office hours throughout the week, their office hours are only a few days a week and for a very short two-hour period. Many professor I’ve had are unwilling to meet with students outside of their scheduled office hour time periods, which can cause lots of stress on students. All in all, I am very pleased with how my first year at Shippensburg University went and I can’t wait to go back in the fall.
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.