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Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Reviews

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  • 12/02/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 7 people found this review useful. 1 of 60

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Education majors, Biology majors ( 2 yr program then transfer), Chemistry Majors and any general majors like history, science, business, psychology.

    Tips for prospective students

    Great school, you should really check it out!

    Bang for the buck

    Shippensburg is a state school which means it is cheapest for PA residents. Its about 14,000 a year which is actually pretty cheap now. They have a great education program and what really sold me on the school was the elementary school they have on campus where you can observe starting your freshman year. Ship also has a newly built rec center where there are 4 basketball/volleyball courts, a track , machines and weights. Its really nice because students get to use it for free and with the meal plan you receive 200 flex which you can use many places around campus.

    Am enjoying being here

    Shippensburg University is a great college to attend. Not only are the people really friendly here but, the professors are also. I live two hours away and Im not homesick at all. They really try to bring you together and make you feel involved in the SHIP family. There is alot of school pride here with I reall enjoy. I met so many new friends while staying in the dorms. The college has a union building where the activities committee is constantly running new and excitings things like comedians ( some that even performed on Comedy Central like Dan Cummins), bands ( Hit the Lights), movies ( Hangover and Orphan), and so much more. The CUB ( or Ceddia Union Building) has a quiznos, Chick-fil-a and a burger and pizza place. There is even a little convenience store where you can buy milk and snacks. They constantly have different people selling items there too. I just bought a blacklight poster for 8 dollars when i found it online for 20! And if you are a starbucks fan, we have one, right in the front of the library! Everyone at Ship seems to want to help you like the library staff and even the older students. We have 2 dining halls, one that was just remodeled and it all you can eat. I just feel really comfortable here especially as I walk around campus and constantly see people I know.

    Am learning a lot

    In the beginning, they schedule your classes for you your first semester. The classes I got scheduled I really wasnt interested in and didnt think I would enjoy but I changed my outlook because I learned that a professor can make it or break it for the class. Most of the classes I didnt think I would like, turned out i did. I have learned alot in just my first semester. The teachers push you to learn alot which isnt always a bad thing, and most of them give you breaks and extra credit!! I also realized that most of my classes even though they are very different somehow tie together in different ways which is really cool.

  • 07/12/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 2 of 60

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for any student but especially to those that would like feeling like part of a community. Ship is small enough to feel like a home rather than a school; yet large enough to meet new people everyday. They have activities to fit every personality and it's a great time there everyday. It's for every student that's ready to get a good start to their life and career, without feeling like they are in an ocean.

    Tips for prospective students

    They have an awesome sight called Ship Underground that gives you a heads up on profs. It tells you how difficult they are, what they teach, and the average course load if you have them. It also provides student's oppinions and gives each teacher an overall rank. You can't choose your fall semester classes for your freshman year but definately look into it anyway, especially for your spring semester. It lets you know what your in for your first semester and helps you decide which teacher you want in the semesters that follow.

    Bang for the buck

    Ship is a state school so it's cheaper to go here if you live in PA. Tuition and room and board just went up this year but it's still more affordable than most colleges and the experience you get is worth every penny. With all this school has to offer it's students it's a decent price. As with any college, it is pretty expensive; but it's cheaper than most.

    Am enjoying being here

    Shippensburg University is great to attend. The are set in a small town that lives for the college and it really shows. The school pride is outstanding and the community is proud of each and every student. It's a fun environment with lots to do. There's a Rec Center for any sports or activity related stuff, an auditorium that holds concerts and shows by famous people (we had B.O.B, Willy Nelson, and SO much more), and a food area that serves so great meals. It's like living in the ultimate town complete with amazing people.

    Am learning a lot

    I already completed my freshman year and I have to say, I learned alot more than I expected! The best part was that everything, more in the second semester, started to tie together. I could relate better to something in one class because I had learned a bit about it in another. They also pack in a lot of information in to each class and the professors are there every step of the way to make sure you get it right. The teachers are great and they really try to help make sure you understand the material.

  • 11/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 3 of 60

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    SHIP is great for students who didn't do well on the SATs (in my case because I suck at test-taking) but try really hard and want to get a good education, as well as have fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't mess around because you think it's going to be easy. AP classes in high school most likely didn't do college justice; mine sure didn't. Be sensible, if not, once mid-terms and finals come around, you're gonna be screwed. Take good notes and pay attention. Don't skip your classes because you're tired, you'll regret it later. I currently am in a class where we have a quiz each day, and those points add up! If you do need to miss a class, make sure you have a friend in the class to let you know what happened, and if you have a good excuse (like if you're sick) e-mail your teacher and they will excuse your absence, and won't take points off for participation or presence. Don't go out and party often. Tons of my friends have gotten caught and gotten underages. Be smart, people, cops are watching. Schedule your classes carefully, if you don't like getting up at 8am, don't schedule an 8am class. You'll end up not wanting to go. Your advisors might tell you at orientation that early morning classes are the smallest, total liars. Once they tell you all that, everyone wants an early class, which means it's going to be quite a big class.

    Bang for the buck

    I think SHIP is really worth the money. You get a true college experience here, and it's a great school. The food is pretty good and the classes are worth the money, if you choose the right teachers. You can also get a job pretty quickly after you graduate, I've heard. It's definitely worth your money and time. Enroll at SHIP!

    Am enjoying being here

    I honestly love it here. The people are so friendly, teachers and students included. I've made tons of new friends and it's been so easy making them. I live in a dorm so I'm constantly around other students and it's just made life here that much more fun. We have all kinds of activities in our hall and I couldn't imagine commuting, it would have been a completely different experience. I've heard tons of complaints from commuters saying that they're not meeting anyone or making any friends. Duh! It's because they're not living on campus! Coming just for classes isn't going to help you meet people. The activities on campus are so fun, like the Mr. Shippensburg Pageant. It was so much fun and extremely hilarious. Watching the guys up on stage. YUM. I also went on a trip to Kings Dominion with a couple of my friends. The trip was done by the university, so it was safe, and we went for the halloween day and the park had all kinds of scary rides and attractions. Also, it was only $20 for the whole trip, because it was done by the school in a group! Cha-ching!

    Am learning a lot

    For my first semester I took biology (my major), world history, human communications, math, and psychology. I got to choose the classes I wanted at orientation (which is where I met one of my best friends), and scheduled them and everything. So far, I really enjoy psychology and biology. I've learned a lot in psychology and it's been pretty fun. I loved biology, but it ended up being too hard and I had to drop the class, which also means I have to change my major. I haven't learned much in human communications, but I blame the teacher. I was pretty dumb to choose a foreign teacher for a kind of english class. I don't like my math class, but it's because it's developmental (meaning I didn't do well enough on my SATs to get into college algebra), and I learned everything that the teacher is teaching us in high school. World history is pretty tough, I don't really like my teacher, he's extremely serious and mean, hard to keep up with, and a tough grader as well. I'm looking forward to next semester to try out some new subjects and new teachers. I just have to get through finals!

  • 06/26/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 4 of 60

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    I'm an out of state student, so it wayyy more expensive for me. I have to wait to go in the spring bc i didn't have enough money to go in the fall.

    Will enjoy being here

    I LOVE SHIP!!! everyone is extremely friendly. I promise you that you will make friends!! I'm coming to ship this spring, and i can not wait!

    Will learn a lot

    you get to pick your own classes, so you can take what you think you will enjoy!

  • 09/19/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 5 of 60

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Shippensburg is great for all majors but it is really good for business majors because Shippensburg received the AACSB accreditation which is the highest a college can receive. The college of business was also the only university in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education to make the 2011 list of nationally ranked business programs. That's right we beat PENN STATE. Shippensburg also has a great education major program. Shippensburg is great for everyone.

    Tips for prospective students

    For first semester students Shippensburg gives you your schedule. after that you can choose and I suggest using a website called Shipunderground.com to read reviews on professors. It is your lifesaver when it comes to scheduling time so you know you don't get bad professors. Another tip is to take advantage of your professors office hours and the free tutoring for assistance when needed. If you follow these tips your college experience will be much better.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is very cost efficient when compared to schools like Penn State. Tuition went up this year to 16,000 but it is still reasonable. the meals are fairly expensive but you don't have to go to the dining halls all the time. They have a building called the CUB where you can just get things like pizza, burgers, fries, chicken, salads and etc. so it is not expensive all the time. they also have meal plans that are cheaper than paying every time you go to eat. Financial Aid rates are very high here I think something like 85% of students get financial aid. So don't let the price stop you from coming here. We will be glad to have you.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being at Shippensburg. The classes are small enough for you to be able to seek help from the professor. Everyone is friendly to everyone and very close. Even the workers at the dining halls will probably learn your name. I was debating on going to Penn State and here and I am now glad I choose Shippensburg.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors here are wonderful! I have learned so much. The professors here are very helpful and they urge you to ask questions. None of the professors I've had so far will move on unless everyone in class understands the material. They want you to succeed and will do anything possible for that to happen. If you don't understand material there is free tutoring for every class available when it suits you. This is a great school.

  • 02/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 6 of 60

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    there are emergency buttons everywhere on campus, and the campus pd is always driving around. there's even a bus that will take you to your dorm or car if you get out of class when it's dark.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    right off campus there is a place called the rail trail. it is a nice, long path that goes through the woods and anyone can go on it. many students go there to ride bikes, walk their dogs, run or jog, or even just to go on a nature walk. it is absolutely beautiful.

    What to do for fun

    regardless of what your interests are, you will find something for you at shippensburg university. there are many great clubs, organizations, and events on campus. we are home to luhrs performing arts center, which has welcomed many famous singers, comedians, and performers. also, the activities program board offers several free, fun activities to participate in. once a year they even bring in a famous artist such as b.o.b., jason derulo, and this year we had the plain white t's.

    Food and Dining

    there are many decent places to eat on campus, but if you do not have a meal plan, it's much cheaper to eat off campus. the cub (ceddia union building) has a very nice food court that offers pizza, sushi, chicken, homemade cooking meals, and quiznos along with other refrigerated a la carte items. overall, the food is pretty good, but very expensive.

    Dorm Life

    while i do not live on campus, i will occasionally spend the night with a few friends on campus. the dorms are clean, but the rooms in most buildings are very small. this will be changing somewhat soon, however, because the campus will be welcoming many new dorm buildings by the fall semester of 2012. unfortunately, this means prices for housing are going up.

    Academic Rigor

    in my major, early childhood education, they have employed far less people than they should. this has caused our class sizes to grow to uncomfortable levels for the size of the rooms we are in for classes. i have not heard anything like this for any other major, however.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you plan on or are considering the prek-4 program and can enter in the major straight from high school, do so. it is much harder to get into the program than to get out. also, if you live within 30 miles of the campus, it will be much cheaper to live at home and commute, even with rising gas prices.

    In three sentences

    shippensburg university is a great college to attend if you are living on campus. there are many activities and clubs to become involved with. with shippensburg constantly striving to meet every one's needs, they have added many majors so that they are the school for anyone.

  • 02/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 7 of 60

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the campus police is always out and there are emergency stands everywhere.

    Greek Life

    i am not active in greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    i am active in the accounting club, in-motion dance troupe team, and club tennis team! i love them all!

    Great for these types of students

    i am a never miss class, always do work type of student. i like to have fun, but that reason i am here is to learn.

    What to do for fun

    get involved with clubs and sports. there are so many!

    Food and Dining

    the food is pretty good here. you have a lot to choose from and you have three different places to eat at.

    Dorm Life

    the dorm life is actually pretty nice. there are new dorms being built that are going to be bigger and have they own bathroom. everyone is also pretty friendly, so you end up with a lot of friends!

    Academic Rigor

    the academic environment is great! the professors are willing to help you out in anyway they can. i have not had one bad professor yet.

    Tips for prospective students

    be prepared for how quiet the area is. other then that its a great school, with a lot of clubs and sports to get active in.

    In three sentences

    its a small quiet peaceful school. there is a lot to do on campus and everyone is very friendly here. not only that but there is a lot of new buildings being built as we speak.

  • 02/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 8 of 60

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    assuming you take responsibility into your own hands and lock your doors and windows, there is basically no issues with theft. also, there is very little violence on the campus; i haven't seen any sort of violence on campus so far. the campus is very safe overall, and the university police force helps with any issues that may come up. the surrounding town is also safe to be in, and i have had no issues on or off campus.

    Greek Life

    there are several different sororities and fraternities on campus. interested students are invited to participate in rush week, where they can meet members of the fraternities and sororities and find the one which is best for them.

    Clubs and Activities

    there is almost no limit to the number of clubs and activities available at ship. want to join a quidditch team? at ship you can! this is one of the many sports, clubs, and activities available at ship. the list includes anything from soccer, basketball, and football to ultimate frisbee, mudslides, and yes, quidditch.

    Great for these types of students

    having experienced the business program myself, this is a great place for other students interested in majoring in business. there is no better accreditation for business than what ship has, which means the business program is held to the highest standards.

    Bang for the buck

    i'm attending this school with out of state residence so it's is more expensive for me than it will be for others. however, this is a state university so its prices are fairly well maintained. because it is a state school, you should find that it's prices compare closely to that of other similar schools.

    What to do for fun

    there are a number of clubs, intramural and team sports, and other activities to participate in on campus. within shippensburg there are a few places to eat, but not much else. however, chambersburg is a short drive away and has much more to do, including restaurants,a bowling alley, a movie theater, and many more things.

    Food and Dining

    the food here is pretty good, considering that it is made to be served to a large number of people. there is a decent amount of selection when it comes to food. you can pick from two dining halls (reisner and kriner) as well as several places to get food within the cedia union building, also known as the cub. it's not as good as home cooked meals, but most mass produced foods aren't.

    Dorm Life

    dorms at ship are fairly nice. they are well maintained and for the most part the resident assistants (ra's) are nice and helpful. don't be loud in the middle of the night or cause problems for other students and you should have any trouble with the ra's. also, new suite style dorms are being built across the campus, with dorms opening in 2013 and 2015.

    Academic Rigor

    i came here for the business program which is aacsb accredited, the best accreditation for business schools. this being said, you will be pushed to learn and succeed in this school. a number of resources are available to help students succeed including professors, a student learning center, and a large library.

    Tips for prospective students

    there are two things that i feel can't be said enough to future students, whether at ship or somewhere else. first off, it is very important that you reach out and meet people when you arrive at your school because after a while, people go back to only associating with the people that they know. secondly, you have to know what you need to get done and be able to manage your time so that it gets done.

    In three sentences

    this school does a fair job at teaching its students. what you get out of it all comes down to you and how much effort you put into your education.

  • 04/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 9 of 60

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe on campus walking at night. It is well lit, there are emergency buttons spread throughout and there is a van that will pick you up and drop you off at your residence if you feel unsafe. Every time I have been into the campus security office, the officers have looked extremely bored as they don't really have much to do because campus is safe. The students are generally friendly too, if it is late and you need to walk somewhere, some female students will offer you (another female) company or whatever to make sure you are safe. I had that happen to me; it was nice. I even feel safe enough to sleep with my door unlocked (and that is with the two times that people mistook my room for theirs and walked in).

    Greek Life

    There are quite a few Greek housing here. I don't know much about them other than the one has a very rough rush period as I had a friend who had to do ridiculous things. But, from what I've heard, that is normal for Fraternities and Sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    I have been to their club websites, they have a wide range of clubs that cover a lot of things. They have Quidditch now, too!

    Great for these types of students

    Shippensburg University is really good for anyone, honestly.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Well, you'll probably never see it unless you get the key somehow, but there is a tunnel under campus that is supposedly supposed to stretch from Old Main to the other end of campus. The college was built a little after the Civil War, I think. Also, it used to be a boys only school. Old Main was literally the MAIN part of campus. There were about 4 buildings. My one psychology professor told my class that there used to be cigarette machines throughout campus and that when they finally allowed women here, they had curfews and weren't allowed out as late as men, they weren't allowed men in their dorms, and they built a bridge from one building to the next so they didn't have to walk at night. The town of Shippensburg has a lot of history to it which is really interesting.

    Bang for the buck

    I really think that students shouldn't have to pay for the gym if they don't use it and that they shouldn't have to pay to print stuff (you start with 20 dollars, it's about 2 cents a page which is cheap but it is a bit of a pain). Campus has many buttons you can press in case of an emergency, it has a van that will pick you up if you feel unsafe and some of the apartment complexes have buses running to campus until 2am. I really feel safe walking here at night. It is much cheaper than other colleges which is part of the reason I chose it and you get a bit more than what you pay. I think they could take some charges off of our tuition that are unneeded but I'm cheap and like to save my money and don't use many of the things on campus.

    What to do for fun

    There isn't too much to do for fun. Every day, the bus runs until anywhere from 5-7pm to Walmart and on Saturdays it runs to the Chambersburg Mall until 9pm. There are plenty of places to eat, the campus has free movies usually and the campus tries to have some sort of activity that people can do once a week. It is surrounded by farms, however.

    Food and Dining

    Reisner's food is pretty good given that it is buffet style. Sometimes the food is bland but I honestly like majority of the food they serve. They have many options to choose from: pizza, pasta, salad, soup, make-your-own-sandwiches, a hot buffet menu that changes daily, the Wok, the grill, ice cream year round and cereal at any time of the day. The CUB is ok. It is definitely not worth it's price. It is way too overpriced. The management doesn't listen to the students input when it comes to prices. However, it is the dining hall that is open the latest (11:30 in one part and 1am in another) and the convenience store is right there. Kriner is the diner everyone says it is better. A quote my friends and I say whenever we tend to eat there: Kriner, the finer diner. It is true, too! Their food is more fresh because not as many people eat there and therefore they don't make as much at once. It's pretty limited but the quality is good. They also have a sub shop and a Greek place in there that you can use your meals on. There's a little eating place in Old Main, too. It is called Century Cafe. They have good food, I really like to eat there. If/when you eat there, you'll notice that it is usually pretty empty. When it isn't empty, it is generally professors and other faculty as well as the non-traditional students or grad students (students that are older than the normal age you would expect, students that are 3rd year seniors, etc.).

    Dorm Life

    The current dorms are really old. Mowrey Hall, in my opinion, is the best dorm; it is right by the main dining hall and the take out food place, it is close to the library and it is near the parking lot. The dorms tend to get stifling hot in the winter when the heat is on but if you keep your window cracked, it cools it down without freezing you out. They are currently in the process of a new dorm project, the first open in the spring 2013 semester. They look really nice and are generally suite style! The RA's are pretty cool, they can become your friend very easily. Everything is explained and they make sure that you understand it. They have activities at least 2 or 3 nights a week. The activities can range from study sessions with one of the RA's who is a major in that subject, to watching TV shows down in the rec room (on the big screen TV), to extra credit activities and to random free food at a random hour of the night. I enjoyed it! I am actually a little sad to have my own apartment next year.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on what major you have and what professor you have as to how hard it is. I have found some classes appropriately challenging, some extremely easy and I have found some that were just outrageously hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    They have a math and an English entry test if you do poorly on either of those on the SATs or the ACTs so don't worry that that may effect your chances! Don't be afraid to ask questions or to come in as undecided, there are a lot of people (students included) that will help you out! They also have tutors for courses and subjects; don't be afraid to use it. You are paying for it anyway!

    In three sentences

    Shippensburg is a wonderful school! They have some really nice faculty here that are more than willing to help out. I don't have much experience with other colleges, but they really break down what courses you need to take for each major.

  • 04/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 10 of 60

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have not heard of any incidents occurring on campus. However, we have had several stabbings or attempted stabbings off campus lately so the police have upped their security measures. This is extremely unusual however and the accused are thought to be from Chambersburg.

    Clubs and Activities

    While there are multiple Christian organizations on campus, there is also a Jewish and several multicultural organizations as well. There are several environmental groups as well, not to mention each major has its own organization.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Amish, horse, cart and all, come through town all the time. They are an integral component to the Shippensburg area just as the University is.

    Bang for the buck

    Shippensburg University has one, if not the, lowest tuition rates in the Pennsylvania state system (PASSHE). The professors know what they teach inside and out and are willing to help in any way possible, provided you ask them for it. There are so many resources available as long as you put the effort into finding and utilizing them.

    What to do for fun

    The campus organization APB hosts many events throughout the year. Fabolous came to campus last week, for example. Also, bus trips are organized for a low price to New York, Baltimore, etc. Hiking and nature trails have no limit around here.

    Food and Dining

    There are not many restaurants around here. For dining off campus, you almost have to go to the next town over, Chambersburg.

    Dorm Life

    I was only on campus one year and not in a normal dorm so I really do not know much about this. Plus, all new dorms are being built for next year! They are environmentally friendly and look fun at least.

    Academic Rigor

    This absolutely depends on what you put into your studies. You can slide by here but that is exactly the grade that you will receive. For the average student, it is most likely a 3 out of 5 stars. For me, I am a double major, take as many classes as possible, work part-time, am involved on campus, etc., etc. so it is a 4.5! Join as many organizations as possible, including the Honors Program!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for a liberal arts school, this is not the university for you. However, if you are looking for a good education and great people to be surrounded by, take Shippensburg into consideration. Also, do not let yourself fall victim to the myth that you absolutely have to get smashed every weekend!

    In three sentences

    Shippensburg is a fairly conservative area and the University follows suit. However, while some people are close minded that is something that will be found everywhere and it is essential to be able to relate and listen to everyone's opinions. The biggest aspect that stands out about Shippensburg University is how nice and caring everyone is towards each other despite opinions.

  • 05/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 11 of 60

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    There are several options for dining on campus, two dining halls as well as the Raider Room located in the Ceddia Union Building (CUB) which is similar to a mall food court. After awhile, the food gets a little boring, having the same options every so often, but the employees in charge of what's served in the dining facilities try to diversify the menu and ask for student opinions.

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus is wonderful. It provides students with friendships they would not have made otherwise. The Resident Assistants are amazing people who are always willing to help. They enforce the rules when needed, but they also plan fun events in the resident halls for the entire campus to enjoy.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors at Shippensburg University are not the type to just hand down answers to the students; they really make you work for your grades and it pays off in the end because you actually know the information. Certain professors, however, take their general education classes too seriously and make you jump through hoops just to pass.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to apply early and, if possible, take the classes they offer the Summer before your freshman year. These classes not only give you a preview of what the heavy workload is going to be like, but they also give you more credits which matter most while scheduling.

  • 06/14/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 3 people found this review useful. 12 of 60

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    I was there once for a senior trip and the dinning hall was very good. They have a great selection and it all tastes so good.

    Academic Rigor

    Freshman year will be the hardest for sure, simply because of the mandetory classes with 100 plus kids in it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be yourself!!!!!! Make new friends and make connections. Some of those connections could turn into internships or even jobs.

    In three sentences

    Shippensburg was the perfect school for me. I'm majoring in business and Ship has a fantastic business program.

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 13 of 60

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The Shippensburg University campus police are trained police officers and there are many emergency services boxes around campus. They hold self defense classes on campus also.

    Greek Life

    The fraternity and sorority life on campus is extensive and they are held to academic promises and high regard. They do not take over the campus and push themselves on the students, so if you do not want to join you do not have to.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 200 clubs on campus and if you want there to be a club on campus you only need fifteen people to start a club.

    What to do for fun

    There are a ton of things to do for fun on campus. There is always something to do and there is a club that throws concerts and trips for free or for little sums. There are intermural teams that you can join to play a sport for fun.

    Food and Dining

    There are many options for food and dining on and off campus. There is the older dining facility 'Kriner Diner,' the seating is much like that off a high school cafeteria but it has plenty of space and food. Reisner is the newer dining facility that has a buffet dinner feel with very spacious seating and a variety of food every night. Then we have the CUB, it is open until midnight and has basic fast food along with a convenience store that you pay for with your tuition. There are many places to eat around campus also, if you feel like eating off campus.

    Dorm Life

    There are many places to live on campus and close to campus. There are plenty of dormitories to live in and we are currently under renovation to build new dormitories. If you do not want to live on campus we have many apartment buildings close to campus that are willing to rent to students.

    Academic Rigor

    Many of the professors are there for their students if they need help and they try to explain it straight forward. If you need help with any subject we have a tutor center in the library and if they do not have the subject you need help in they will find someone to help in the subject.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be scared to branch out and leave home. Only bring the necessities that you need because trying to bring everything you own into a dorm room will make it feel cramped. The best advice I can give, you have to study for all your classes in college, there is actual homework to be done and exams to study for.

    In three sentences

    It has a great student to professor ratio and the professors try to learn everyone's name. There are a ton of activities, clubs and sports to join for your enjoyment. Although it may seem as a big or small campus you can really enjoy the people and atmosphere of Shipp.

  • 06/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 14 of 60

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Every once in a blue moon, we get emails of gang-related violence or stabbings.

    Greek Life

    There are eight fraternities and seven sororities on campus. Some of them are better than others and what I mean by better is that they do more community service and good things like that. Road cleanups are common for Greek Life activity.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are varieties of clubs and organizations that one can join. If one is very active and productive, they will never find themselves bored.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are bars (for drinkers) around. Certain bars have discounts on a certain day of the week so one will see a lot of people on that specific day. There's a discount on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

    Bang for the buck

    Due to it's location being in a countryside, one will smell what they would smell in a farm. This happens mostly during the Spring and Summer semesters where the cows are outside. There are areas around where one can walk and enjoy the area.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs/organizations. Fraternities, sororities, sports teams, major-related clubs are all great if one knows the ups and downs.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great here. There are three dinning halls that one can attend. The only slight problem, though, is that the food served doesn't change in variety that much.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is what one makes of it. If they stay in their rooms all day, then their life will be a little more boring than one who goes out and talk to other dorm members. The bathrooms are great as well as their heat. When it's hot, one will need a fan. No air conditioners allowed in dormitories.

    Academic Rigor

    It's not hard to get a good grade here. Physics is a little difficult because it's hard to understand the foreign professor's accent.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay in the books and join some clubs/organizations to have a great time at Shippensburg. For those interested in track & field, Shippensburg has one of the best, if not best, track & field team in the Division II college in Pennsylvania. It doesn't cost much to study here so it's a great opportunity and experience.

    In three sentences

    It's a very good undergraduate school with a variety of majors to choose from. The professors are very friendly, helpful, and available when needed. Outside the classroom are a lot of clubs and organizations that one can attend if they find themselves with nothing to do.

  • 06/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 15 of 60

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    For worrisome parents, campus PD is always around. The campus is monitored and very safe. Although at times they can be trigger happy with issuing parking tickets, they're generally nice and get involved in student life. Just don't do anything stupid, follow the rules, and you'll have a great time.

    Greek Life

    I'm not a member, but I know there are MANY fraternities and sororities on campus. They do a lot and get their members involved around campus. If there is any in particular you're looking for, Ship probably has it.

    Great for these types of students

    Shippensburg is great for students who want to work hard and have fun at the same time. If you know how to balance both, you'll love it here.

    Bang for the buck

    I love the bus that goes to Walmart, Harrisburg, and Chambersburg free of charge. If you need to pick up a few things, see a movie or go shopping for a bit, it's a great way to get off campus to do what you want.

    What to do for fun

    There is a very large gym, recreational center (Ship Rec) and pool for all of your physical activity needs. There is also a building for those days you just want to relax. At the Ceddia Union Building (CUB) there are multiple gamer rooms for ping pong, darts, billiards, video games, and much more. Nice weather? Take advantage of the large campus and play football, play frisbee, or run the track with a few friends. There's so much to do it's hard to get bored.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of dining options on campus. If you get a meal plan with flex dollars, you can pretty much eat and snack whenever you want. The food is generally really good and has a wide variety. One big plus (ESPECIALLY for college students) is the on campus Starbucks.

    Dorm Life

    If you have the option to live on campus or commute, I strongly recommend you dorm. The rooms are a little cramped at first but if you move around some furniture you can really open it up. Living in a dorm was great! Once you get into school more you begin to meet and become friends with many people in your hall (if not the whole floor or building). After some quiet study time you can go hang out in your friend's room and relax for a bit and feel more at home. The RA's (resident assistants) are really friendly and are very helpful if needed. I'm entering my sophmore year in fall (2012) and I have already made friends that I keep in touch with all summer and have gotten so close that we hang out during the summer although we're more than an hour away.

    Academic Rigor

    At times work gets hard, but as long as you keep up with it you'll be fine. If you have trouble understanding a subject, ask your professors after class for a deeper or more simple explanation. I'll admit I've had times I wanted to rip my hair out and scream, but in the end hard work and good time management saved the day.

    Tips for prospective students

    As you've all been told throughout your life, study, study, study. Make sure you keep up on your work and be involved in class. The more you keep up the better you'll understand what's being taught. But also take time to have fun with friends. Although your college work may reflect how your future turns out, it's also important to exercise your social life and kick back too.

    In three sentences

    Shippensburg University is an excellent state school with an even better faculty board. It is a semi-large campus with a lot to do. If you attend Ship and work hard alongside your professors, you will make it far in life!

  • 02/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 16 of 60

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    SU alerts are great to advise students of potential security problems. Swipe cards are great at preventing unwanted people in buildings. There is crime around this campus it is not a crime free area.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is active and hazing is not an issue.

    Clubs and Activities

    Numerous clubs listed but many are not active or the activities are very limited unless you are into sports.

    Great for these types of students

    If your an average students that just wants an education you will do fine. I have found that due to week Professors I teach myself the course material. This has happened to a lot of my friends this year. if your a self learner will do great. If you want to go home every weekend this is a school for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A good tradition is the singing of the Alma ma tor. The planetarium is neat.

    Bang for the buck

    I am not sure this University is worth the money for an out of state student. Some programs are great such as the education department and you will get your money's worth. I am not convinced other departments are worth the money.

    What to do for fun

    Many clubs have events mostly sports. The volunteer clubs are limited. Activities on the weekends are limited. There are a few but nothing to write home about. Football games are by far the most fun.

    Food and Dining

    Food is okay. Dining hall hours are adequate.

    Dorm Life

    The new housing ar the University is awesome but is so new it has problems. Water leaks, power outages., etc. I would not recommend a suite of kids who went to high school together. You will never meet new people and make new friends if you continue to stay in your click. Housing is expensive at the University so be prepared.

    Academic Rigor

    Most courses at the University are at an adequate academic level. Make sure your Professor has excellent communication skills and completely explains expectations. Otherwise, drop the course so GPA not impacted.

    Tips for prospective students

    As a freshman, you need to be specific with classes you want to take. Yes, work with your advisor but the advisor is often not available and you may get signed up for a class at an inappropriate level which is setting you up for failure. Visit the campus!

    In three sentences

    Nice small University with modest activities and great new housing. College is a suitcase college so most students leave on the weekends. Most Professors are good but some are very unorganized and have assignments and exams graded by graduate students, not good!

  • 11/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 17 of 60

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Old Main Cafe is a dining location located in Old Main. There food is excellent. Many students do not know about this option. It's like a hidden secret.

    Bang for the buck

    You get what you pay for. College is expensive but, I have not come across one professor who does not want to teach and help you succeed.

    What to do for fun

    For fun I like to hang out with friends I made in the dorms and participate in clubs. Some clubs that they offer are mini-thon, psychology club, and spanish club.

    Food and Dining

    There is a wide variety of food choices. Whatever you are in the mood for I can guarantee you would be able to find it at one the dining locations.

    Dorm Life

    The new suites are like living at home. The old dorms are a little rough.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are as challenging as you choose to make it. Put the effort in and it will not be as difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not base what classes you want to take on what others say about the class. If it is something that interests you then take it. Everyone has different opinions about the professors and difficulty of the courses. Take the course and decide for yourself.

    In three sentences

    A small school that has a good feel of a sense of community. The professors are extremely educated and qualified. Extra-curricular activities are a good asset to the school.

  • 06/09/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 18 of 60

    Categories Comments
    Will enjoy being here

    ive been to the campus and from what ive seen, heard and done i cant wait until im on campus!

  • 07/24/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 5 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 19 of 60

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    State school

    Am enjoying being here

    Not fun

  • 08/10/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 of 60

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    Great for these types of students

    College students who are looking to have fun :)

    Tips for prospective students

    There is not too much to do in the town because the town is built around the campus. Also, many people are commuter students so tend to go home on the weekends.

    Bang for the buck

    At Shippensburg you get a great education, a great college experience, and much more at a much lower cost as other schools within the state. Worth the money.

    Am enjoying being here

    Ship is known for being a party school, although there is a lot to do on campus other than partying as well. They almost always have activities going on, movies playing, or even comedians performing.

    Am learning a lot

    Shippensburg University has a variety of fantastic professors. I've learned a lot here already because the professors teach the material in an unforgettable way.

  • 08/11/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    21 of 60

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you are seeking a career in Education, Shippensburg would be very beneficial to you. The education department is wonderful, after all it is known for its education department. You get a great learning experience. We have a Elementary School right on Campus. It gets no better then that.

    Tips for prospective students

    Shippensburg University is very well balanced between the academic life, and the social life. Yes college is about coming to learn but college is also your home away from home and so what you normally do at home you can do here. Come to learn but also have fun. College life is what you make of it. Take advantage of the opportunities that are afforded to you. Ask for help if needed and become familiar to your teachers. They are people just like us. Introduce yourself. Talk to them. They are easy to talk to are willing to give there time.

    Bang for the buck

    Shippensburg is very affordable, especially for in-state students. You definitely get you moneys worth. Your tuition doesn't just take car of your tuition or your housing, you will come to find out that all social events pay for themselves through your tuition. All sports events are free, and for the most part all APB events are free.

    Am enjoying being here

    When is there not anything to do on campus? Pretty much there are activities to do everyday of the week. The APB committee does a wonderful job of planning events. We have movie nights in the theater, a variety of socials, and sports events. There is never a dull moment at Ship unless you are just being lazy.

    Am learning a lot

    Shippensburg has a range of academic majors. You just about have the option to choose anything. If your interested in doing a few things, you have the option to double major or double minor. You definitely do not have limits here at Shippensburg. The teachers are very willing to help whenever they can. They are always available.

  • 01/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    22 of 60

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The selection is good but it is still college food.

    Dorm Life

    I have made a lot of good friends in the dorm. We have a lot of different activities in the dorms from scavenger hunts to game nights to trips.

    Academic Rigor

    I am in the honors program and it is hard work but the classes are smaller.

    Tips for prospective students

    Shippensburg is a mid size school out in the middle of the farm country. We are not far from Harrisburg and Reading but at the same time we are surrounded by farms and the countryside.

    In three sentences

    Shippensburg is an excellent middle size school. The students and faculty work well together. The class sizes are small.

  • 01/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 3 people found this review useful. 2 people found this inaccurate. 23 of 60

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    hazing

    Clubs and Activities

    many good ones

    Bang for the buck

    not worth the money you pay

    What to do for fun

    many things to do on campus.

    Food and Dining

    cub is delicious. kriner is great for junk food. reisner is great for home cooked food.

    Dorm Life

    currently building new, modern dorms

    Academic Rigor

    scheduling is difficult to do. most professors have limited office hours

    Tips for prospective students

    always get advice from more than 1 professor

    In three sentences

    overall everyone is pretty helpful. however, i am an education major and this department is very unorganized and unhelpful. there are many activities to participate in on campus.

  • 02/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 of 60

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    shippensburg tuition rates are fairly low, and you pay a lot less than you would at a community college.

    Food and Dining

    there are 3 dining areas on campus, all within a short distance of the dorm buildings. the cub provides food in a mall-cafeteria type setting with 7 different choices. kriner has a dining area and two other food restaurants, and reisner is the main dining hall, serving freshly cooked food everyday, buffet style.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are located all over campus so they are nearby the academic buildings, meaning a shorter walk. you make so many new friends just from the dorms alone because the directors provide free events and activities to residents. there is a new dorm building being built and all the rooms are suite-style buildings, each equipped with a bathroom.

    Academic Rigor

    the classroom setting allows for the professors to really get to know their students. classes are interesting, yet challenging.

    In three sentences

    this school is a relatively small school but a tight-knit community. aside from the beautiful campus, the professors are well-qualified, and many of the classrooms and technology are up-to-date. there are so many activities to do on campus provided by the activities program board, including attending concerts!

  • 02/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    25 of 60

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    there are 8 sororities and 7 fraternities social sororities/fraternities and multiple honors and multicultural ones, so there is a fit for everyone :)

    What to do for fun

    clubs, sports, greek life, there is a great variety :)

    Food and Dining

    it's good, sometimes repeating so it can be boring.

    Dorm Life

    not too bad, they are remodeling now so it will be even nicer :)

    In three sentences

    it is a great school for education. the students are friendly and always seem to be involved! everything is pretty close together so you don't get lost!

  • 02/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 of 60

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    not much if you don't go out and party.

    Food and Dining

    it's okay, could use a better health menu.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life is fun, even though i'm surrounded by really loud and noisy neighbors.

    Academic Rigor

    some classes are laughably easy, but others have you scrambling to study.

    Tips for prospective students

    go out to as many events as you can, and meet new people!

    In three sentences

    shippensburg is great fun. i am loving my time here. i just wish that they would host more events in the cub (cedia union building).

  • 02/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 of 60

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    the campus is always offering things to do on the weekends and sometimes during the week.

    Food and Dining

    the dining halls are okay, but the galley at the ceddia union building is awesome. i love to get food there and take it back to my dorm to eat.

    Dorm Life

    the traditional dorms are nice. they are a comfortable size. the new suites are going to be great, but a little pricey. try to meet your roommate via facebook or other connections. it;s nice if you have a say about who you live with.

    Academic Rigor

    the classes are good balance of difficult and fun. they are also interesting.

    In three sentences

    it is an awesome school with great programs. the teachers really want to help you and their classes are great. i would not change my mind about this school for anything.

  • 02/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    28 of 60

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    when starting to eat on campus on the various dining locations the campus has, the food is really great for about the first month or so, but then students and myself get too fed up of the same food everyday, so they start going other places and then come back to eat on campus.

    Dorm Life

    living on campus and in dorms would be classified as a 4 pointer because everything on here would be great, but if only the rooms were a little bit bigger and with their own bathrooms. you do get your own privacy, lock doors, have quiet hours at night, and have a study lounge in case some students don't like studying in their room.

    Academic Rigor

    the universities academic rigor would be a 4 point star because they do have very strict laws and regulations depending on the kind of crime, or punishment the student made, but not all the university has the same laws.

    In three sentences

    this university is great, fun, and very educational for students to apply to. you also get to become a member of the community and participate in many ways throughout the campus. and it is one of the best universities that teaches the education major.

  • 03/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    29 of 60

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There is actually alot to do for fun. Everything is mostly in walking distance except for the mall.

    Dorm Life

    Your always meeting new people in the dorms. Also Shippensburg usually does really well pairing you with your roommate.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look into a school that you feel comfortable in, dont focus on the people around you.

    In three sentences

    Great campus for any type of student. Always willing to help you with any questions you may have. Great location!

  • 04/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    30 of 60

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    What to do for fun

    Sports emporium, Chambersburg mall, mini-golf, Cluggies, plenty of dining locations, many sports fields, indoor recreation, well-equipped gym

    In three sentences

    Shippensburg University is a very welcoming and friendly campus. The classes are small so it provides for more one-on-one interaction between professors and students. It is located in a rural community with many essential amenities located within walking distance.

  • 04/25/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    31 of 60

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Apply now and come enjoy all the fun.

    In three sentences

    Very nice campus which is expanding rappidly. Lots of great sports and academics! Love the wifi is everywhere and very high tech school.

  • 05/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    32 of 60

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus PD is always there to help when a student is in trouble. They take their job seriously and are there for the welfare of others.

    Great for these types of students

    Business and Criminal Justice, because the programs are centered around those majors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are no traditions made up yet.

    Bang for the buck

    It is worth it for the trial if college is right for you or not.

    What to do for fun

    APB, Activities Program Board, schedules planned events for the entire campus to come out and enjoy. Majority of the programs are free or reasonably priced. They make sure there is fun almost every weekend without having to go very far.

    Food and Dining

    The CUB is not the best place but people eat there if they don't feel like going to a dining hall. The food is not the best but it is not the worse. Certain days, the food will taste amazing, while other days students will eat less.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is fairly well, depending on who the students' roommate is, their Resident Assistant, and Resident Director. The Resident Assistants attempt to encourage students to come out and meet the people in the rest of the dorm or to help the students out in the . The Resident Director is there to help maintain the building and build a community for the residents to enjoy.

    Academic Rigor

    The rigorousness of a class depends on how the student learns and how the teacher teaches the class. I have taken some really intense classes and others were easy to pass because the teacher knows what they are talking about and how to present it. Also, the major of a student affects the students' ability to do well in a class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not over pack because taking everything back is going to be a hassle. Students fail to realize that the teachers are going to be treating them as adults, therefore it is all up to the student to get their work done and make a schedule to follow to help them better prepare themselves.

    In three sentences

    This university is a great way to start off the college year because the size of the campus. Thus, creating an environment where the student and teacher relationship are easy to sustain and more accessible due to the small nature of the campus. Even though the students are not necessarily home, depending on where a student lives and who the surround themselves with, Shippensburg University is a home away from home with great experiences and other surprises that are in store for whomever wishes to attend the campus.

  • 07/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    33 of 60

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Drink, party, hike, find school activities, sports, gym, friends.

    Food and Dining

    The food sucks after a while, but you get used to it.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is fantastic and I loved every bit of it. Minimal complaints.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics seemed to be to a good standard. Honestly, one of the hardest state colleges out there.

    Tips for prospective students

    You will think one thing about the campus before you go, make sure you stay a weekend or even a night. Find someone you know and investigate, because a lot of people drop out because it was not what they thought it was.

    In three sentences

    Shippensburg University is a beautiful campus, but it is very small town. If you like that and think you can find your own activities, this is the place for you. Also, the people are mostly very friendly.

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    34 of 60

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I am new to the area and am not sure. However, I will know better when I start in this fall.

    Food and Dining

    Great experience so far. They have Starbucks and Quesnos on campus, which I was quite happy to see.

    Dorm Life

    I am commuting.

    Academic Rigor

    I do not know. I will be starting in the fall and could better tell you then.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to visit and/or attend any open houses and orientations. I have been to both and found them very helpful in answering questions and calming apprehensions.

    In three sentences

    Shippensburg advisers and staff have been very helpful and informative throughout the registration process. The facilities seem tailored to a smaller class size of which I am a huge fan. The campus itself is very well maintained and seems very safe and secure.

  • 08/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    35 of 60

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    They always have somethig planned, like a amusment park trip or something. I like to hang out with my friends and go to free ice cream and pizza nights. They will always try to have a movie at the cub.

    Food and Dining

    Shippensburg has many different dining halls to chose from, which is great. They also have flex dollars for places like quiznos and starbucks.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are not too bad. They do have community showers. the beds are not extra long twin beds, they are just twin size. They are making beautiful suites, and will continue to build them until all the residence halls are suites.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can be difficult, but there is always someone in the library to help you with any class you need help in.

    Tips for prospective students

    In order to succeed at Shippensburg you really need to focus. Make it a habit to go to the learning center in teh library because it is really helpful.

    In three sentences

    Shippensburg is a beautiful, small campus. The class sizes are not too big. The school is a dry campus, which means no drugs on campus.

  • 08/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    36 of 60

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are police poles spread throughout the entire campus that will notify the police as soon as you hit the button. Shippensburg also offers a texting service where you can be notified immediately if something bad ever happens on campus.

    Greek Life

    The greek life at Shippensburg is awesome! I joined a sorority this year, and i've became so much closer to all the other people in greek life. Sorority and Fraternities are ALWAYS willing to help you out if you ever need anything.

    Clubs and Activities

    The first week of school you can go to an event that has all the clubs and activities set up with booths. Here you learn about 50+ activities and clubs and have a chance to sign up.

    What to do for fun

    The campus offers many discounted events such as day trips, concerts, and comedians. This year we may even be getting Drake! Look into the front desk for all the events ship has to offer.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining are all you can eat and they always switch up the food items. There will always be something you like!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms aren't as nice as you think they will be. How you decorate your dorm will make it better then when it is bare. You only share a bathroom with 15 other women/men though.

    Academic Rigor

    So far I have learned a lot at Shippensburg. The teachers all have knowledge on their study and you can tell that they know what they are doing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tutoring services are offered for free at the library at Shippensburg. Take advantage of the services because all the tutors are students at ship and already completed the class you are struggling with. Also your grade can always be saved, so do every single extra credit opportunity that is offered.

    In three sentences

    Shippensburg University would be rated at 9. It is a good quality college that has teachers who give the best of their knowledge and time to make a student succeed in their education. The buildings are easy to find, and other students are willing to help.

  • 08/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    37 of 60

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The Campus and State police here at Ship work hard to ensure a safe and secure learning environment. There are many measures in place to maintain student safety such as the illuminated emergency posts located throughout campus, regular police patrol, and lamp posts through out the campus to deter any would be ne'er-do-wells from acting in an uncivilized manner.

    Clubs and Activities

    You name it, we got it. There is a plethora of organized clubs and activities that ensures every student will be able to spend their free time doing something they truly enjoy. The only reason a person would be unhappy with the countless choices provided would be if they were a generally unhappy person to begin with, and in that scenario they probably have bigger problems then not being able to find an extracurricular activity.

    Great for these types of students

    Students that are characterized as social, intelligent, and hard working will find Ship a veritable promised land. It is designed to promote self fulfillment, allowing its students to explore and grow as people rather than simply earning a degree for a job to pay the bills. A person can work towards their goals and dreams in an environment that will help them to realize their full potential. This is a school for those unafraid to dream big.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Campus has many unique geographical advantages and interesting hot spots for students looking to have fun. It is close proximity to the Appalachian trail and has a simply breath taking view of the surrounding mountains. The campus itself has an underground scene located on richard avenue which has become synonymous with the word Party. If you are looking for a fun night out with some friends or maybe meet someone special then you can rely on Richard to facilitate that ambition. *Shippensburg is a dry campus and Intoxication of any student, even those of legal age, is strictly prohibited on school grounds.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition at Shippensburg creates a very alluring pull factor for the University. As far as educational value for your dollar, it does not get any better than ship. The Average student without financial aid or scholarships can expect to pay $15,000 to $20,000 a year for an education that is easily worth five times that. The School of Business is of particular merit as it is an accredited program that consistently produces well prepared and eager workers that are able to pursue a career that they not only enjoy, but excel in.

    What to do for fun

    Shippensburg has a thriving social life with many recreational facilities and activities available to all students. Popular destinations for many seeking to make friends or mingle with the opposite sex are the many recreation rooms located within all the dorms, the CUB (which is the epicenter of all special events and gatherings), The Indoor pool, or any of the many sports fields located around the campus.

    Food and Dining

    Shippensburg has a fine variety of dining options available to its students. On campus dining consists of two dining halls and one hall with chain restaurants like quiznos or chickendipity that accept credits from the students personal accounts. Off campus dining is the usual fast food found near colleges, pizza shops, chinese food, ect..., and a good medley of traditional american cuisine such as steak, Hamburgers, and Sub-Sandwiches.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at Ship are the one smudge on an otherwise perfect university. However, I am excited, as many of my fellow students are, to be the first class to take up residence in the new state-of-the-art dorms that will be ready in January of 2013.

    Academic Rigor

    If you are able to put in the work, you will reap the rewards shippensburg has to offer. Sure you can be a fairly intelligent person and coast through some of the classes with average grades, but for those with the motivation to excel, success is completely attainable

    Tips for prospective students

    Students looking to attend Shippensburg University should expect to live by the mantra of Work Hard, Play Hard. It has the perfect balance of academia and a healthy social atmosphere. What makes this place unique is that by some miracle, everybody here is extremely friendly and you will make friends with most of the people you meet. Something to keep in mind for first year students is to Work during the day and Party during the night, as both are essential for creating a healthy, well rounded student.

    In three sentences

    Shippensburg University offers a quality education and a unique learning environment, without the need to burn all your cash on tuition. It cultivates an atmosphere of learning as a way of life, making it very enjoyable to go to class and study in your dorm. It is an exceptional institution for people looking for a fun college experience, great education, and people that you will be friends with for the rest of your life.

  • 08/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There is a great selection of clubs. If you look, you can find anything. If you don't see what you want, start the club!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I could probably tell better about unusual things when I first started. Now, everything seems normal. :)

    Bang for the buck

    I believe I am getting a good education for what I pay. Dorms are expensive no matter where you go and I have never heard of someone bragging about the food of their campus. Overall, it is a great school.

    What to do for fun

    The school will have some free events around campus. Take advantage of everything they do. They have movies, concerts, and other random events. Joining clubs will be your best shot. You will generally have something in common with the others in the club and it will help you meet people. There is a few good restaurants in town. The town also has some nice stores to poke around in.

    Food and Dining

    Kriner always has and always will be the finer diner! Resiner is not to bad. For the picky eater, it is going to be hard. I am a vegetarian and I have trouble finding a lot to eat. The dining halls get kind of crowded at certain times but you will figure out when a good time to go is. The Cub is good to grab a meal and go.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is okay. The dorms to have events occasionally. If you sit in your dorm, with your door closed, you are going to hate dorm life. Also, don't forget to say something if your roommate(s) or neighbors are becoming a pain.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are harder than others. You have to be willing to work in the class. If it becomes too hard for you, ask the professors or the learning center at the library. Remember, it is not high school which means you have to work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved when you arrive. It can get boring if you do not join clubs. Joining clubs is an easy way to meet the other nervous freshmen who do not know anyone. Do not be scared to ask for help!

    In three sentences

    It is a great school. The people here are far from boring. It has wonderful students and professors.

  • 08/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is number one in Shippensburg University. There are many regular and campus police around at all times ready and aware of the campus as a whole. I have never once felt afraid in any way even alone at night on campus.

    Greek Life

    Its pretty good! Very interesting even for someone like me who never really found it to be interesting at all. I enjoy the greek life on ship campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Cheer leading, Hockey, Lacrosse, and much more!

    Great for these types of students

    Fun students, Into learning and bettering their self. Ready for a great education and help if ever needed at any time.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are almost no unusual traditions on campus, other than if you are use to being in a place like home and you come to ship of course it will be a little different. But nothing uncomfortable.

    Bang for the buck

    Shippensburg University is a great college for anyone honestly. I have never left home and I just did recently and I love it! I feel as if I am at home, yet I can have fun and get a great education at the same time. I never even knew that was possible.

    What to do for fun

    There are many activities here on campus. Each hall/dorm has their own atleast once every week. Giving you the chance to have fun as well as meet new people.

    Food and Dining

    The food at ship is great, always something new! They give you two hundred and fifty dollars of flex to use at domino's pizza, star bucks, and more on campus!

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is neat and clean. You get the opportunity to chose where you want to live and how. They are very cheap yet very nice and worth more then you pay.

    Academic Rigor

    Its not possible for anyone to fail unless you put no effort at all. This school helps you in so many ways that you make it your duty to love to learn. Even the hard classes!

    Tips for prospective students

    Come in with a positive attitude and you will do great. Have courage and become a part of the ship family by interacting. Everyone is so nice including the staff and students.

    In three sentences

    I Love ship! This school gives you not only the education you are paying for but also a fun experience here. It is like a family and i could not see myself anywhere else.

  • 11/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The student organizations hold a lot of events on campus, so there's a lot of things to do on campus. Once you make friends, you'll start to explore in and around Shippensburg

    Food and Dining

    Food here is actually pretty delicious for the most part.

    Dorm Life

    RAs do a great job of making sure everybody is having fun and enjoying themselves as well as making sure the area is quiet when you need to study or sleep.

    Academic Rigor

    Freshman year is writing intensive, so you have a lot of papers to do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you speak to a student who goes here before you decided to commit here; they will give you the most honest and unfiltered view of the school.

    In three sentences

    Good college that makes you feel at home. Most teachers are very knowledgable. One of the better business schools in the country.

  • 11/28/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    Ship has a wide variety of food and dining. There are multiple on campus places to eat that have a wide variety of food. Along with many close, off-campus places.

    Dorm Life

    Small but livable envirnoment. Quiet places to study but also easy to make friends while living in such close spaces. Sharing bathrooms with all the same gender is also, something to get used to.

    Academic Rigor

    Not too harsh. Seems that many professors that teach non-major classes realize this and are more lenient. Good grades and Class attendance seem to be well enforced, based on my research.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have a open mind when heading to Shippensburg. It's a diverse college with a lot of different backgrounds and attitudes.

    In three sentences

    A fun filled small town with plenty to do. Warm environment with plenty of caring faces. A great place to go to school.

  • 11/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs to join, as well as intramural sports if you are not on a sports team. Many dorms also hold contests, raise money for charities, and other events that are a blast. There are always different kinds of productions to attend as well.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of places to eat on and off campus. The food can be a bit repetitive, but for the most part it is good quality and there are many different options.

    Dorm Life

    They just built brand new dorms this year and they are completely amazing. They are suite-styled and the furniture provided is plenty and in great condition as it is new. Although it is a little spendy, they are definitely worth the money.

    Academic Rigor

    Just like any other college, the work is going to be hard, but the professors are understanding that we just graduated high school and it is a huge transition being away from home. Some work may be difficult, but as long as you study and meet with the professors if needed you should succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking to attend Shippensburg, be sure to get good grades and find effective study habits. Make sure to love the campus and attend any tours as well.

    In three sentences

    The campus at Shippensburg University is absolutely amazing. The professors are all willing to help their students and want them to succeed. There are many wonderful people to meet on campus as well.

  • 12/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus police station is open 24 hours a day. The are blue emergency buttons located sporadically at all parts of campus. Dorms cannot be opened without an ID card of a student who lives in that dorm, and desk assistants are on duty in the buildings until 1:00 AM weekdays and 3:00 AM weekends.

    Clubs and Activities

    Shippensburg has almost any club imaginable, and if it doesn't exist- create it! The communications clubs particularly offer first-rate experience. SUTV, the broadcasting station teaches coveted job skills that surrounding schools do not. Some Pennsylvania production companies hire SUTV applicants before others because their skills are so advanced. Other communications groups include The Slate (newspaper), WSYC (radio), and PRSSA (public relations). In addition to the meda-related groups, Shippensburg has academic as well as social fraternities and soroities.

    Great for these types of students

    Shippensburg is great for Biology, Psychology, and Education (just to name a few). They partner with a location by the beach in Virginia to offer summer biology courses. The on-site elementary school is great for education majors because it serves as an observatory offering real-life experience to students.

    What to do for fun

    Shippensburg always has fun concerts (Jason Derulo, B.O.B, The Plain White T's, All Time Low, etc.) and events like breakfast bingo and condom bingo--all of which held on campus. For shopping trips, students can drive 15 minutes to the chambersburg mall. Other relatively close malls include Carlisle, Harrisburg, Gettysburg, and Hagerstown.

    Food and Dining

    Shippensburg has 2 buffet-style dining halls that are open everyday and 1 food court style dining area within the Ceddia Union Building (the CUB). The CUB has favorites like Quiznos, Sushi Do, Grill Nation, Homestyle, and 2mato.

    Dorm Life

    As of Fall 2013 all dorms will be demolished and students will live in the new suite-style dorms. Students have the option of living in a half or full suite with all the added amenities. Both suite buildings are conveniently located within a 10 minute walk (at the most) of any campus building.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are harder than others because of the subject, but most teachers are happy to help where they can. The learning center offers free tutors in every subject if you need help with anything. Before scheduling a class, I recommend you look up your teacher on www.shipunderground.com and read other student's reviews to see what the professor is like.

    Tips for prospective students

    Schedule a tour to visit the campus, and ask upperclassmen about the best living arrangements.

    In three sentences

    Shippensburg is a great state school located in a beautiful rural town. The upperclassmen and teachers are always friendly, and they love to answer questions and help with anything they can. The campus is like it's own little community within the town.

  • 01/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The police on campus do a really nice job of patrolling the area to keep the area safe. There are emergency areas in case a freak accident occurs, but I have never seen anyone use them.

    Greek Life

    Although I am not personally involved with Greek Life, I know a lot of students who are, and they all seem to have a positive experience with it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of clubs to get involved in. I feel as though there is a club for every student that comes to Ship.

    Great for these types of students

    Shippensburg is a great school for education majors and business majors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are a lot of cool traditions that happen at Shippensburg. One of my favorites from this past year was the pep rally in the Quad area. The band, cheerleaders, football players and administration came to get the team excited about their big upcoming game.

    Bang for the buck

    Shippensburg is a fairly inexpensive state school which provides a really solid education to their students. I feel as though I get the most out of the money that I pay and I am overal happy with the way that my money is being spent.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of things to do at Shippensburg. I know a lot of students are involved with clubs, greek life and sports. It is what you make it in that if you sit in your dorm, you obviously will be bored. I am involved with the Red Sea (student section), mini thon, relay for life, internships around campus ect. So I think that if you get involved there really is no issue with finding things to do.

    Food and Dining

    There are two buffet style dining areas for students. I personally think that the food is very good and there is a lot of variety to chose from. There is also a fast food type of building to eat at on campus which gives students the opportunity to grab food before their classes.

    Dorm Life

    New dorms were just put up this past year which will allow for a much more modern feel. The dorms are great in the sense that everyone seems to create bonds with people on their floor or in their building.

    Academic Rigor

    Shippensburg provides a school environment that pushes their students to reach their potential. The professors are willing to help when a problem arises, but they also expect you to be an adult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students should learn to value their time and spend it wisely. It takes a little bit of adjusting at first, but it is very important to make sure that you enjoy every second you have in school while managing your time wisely.

    In three sentences

    Shippensburg University offers a quality education that is the best in the area. The school itself is built on pride and has elite professors and students enrolled. The school itslef offers a ton of opportunities (from getting involved in sports, red sea (student section), clubs, greek life ect.) that help to build the future of our community.

  • 02/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    hang out with friends

    Tips for prospective students

    great school

    In three sentences

    It is a great school. Its a small school and I like that. Every teacher is willing to help you if you need it.

  • 02/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus itself is very safe but I have heard of numerous stabbings fights and if recall one shooting at college parties located near the campus, I'm not at those it doesn't effect me but its the way it is

    Clubs and Activities

    I've only done things in regards with political science I enjoyed those but beyond that I don't know much

    Great for these types of students

    This is a great school for education majors and my major political science seems nice I think this school is decent for most type of people

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The area itself seems insulated from the community at large there is a distinct difference between people whio interact with the community and those who don't as long as I've been here I've been able to drive and go places but I realize that the experience is entirely different for those who can't readily leave campus

    Bang for the buck

    This is actually a good point for them while the prices seems high its not by overall college standards, you get a decent degree here for a decent price

    What to do for fun

    Unless you party or enjoy the lame activities available on campus I would have to say not much, all I can say i appreciate the fact that I hold a job and have the ability to leave campus often and drive to surrounding areas

    Food and Dining

    Donnot like Reisner in the least the CUB is ok but overpriced I tend to use Kriner the most I also use meal credits at Freshens beyond that there isn't much to say

    Dorm Life

    I keep quiet and I don't bother people unfortunately that doesn't seem to apply to most people RAs often don't do anything to make things better and have a feeling of too much personal power If I could do it over I wouldn't live on campus

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are laughably easy others are incredibly hard, certain teachers shouldn't teach genEds but thats about it

    Tips for prospective students

    Honestly it's not bad I dislike eating at Reisner but the CUB and Kriner are fine, I work so I have money to spend so I eat off campus alot the fact I work also allows me to leave campus, being on campus kinda insulates you from the community but I have expanded my own network outside

    In three sentences

    Moderately unfriendly, nice teachers and faculty but ResLife is pretty awful

  • 02/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Police are very responsible and make sure to frequent the areas of campus making sure everyone remains in safety or within a safe environment.

    Greek Life

    Sororities are amazing on campus and they star in many of the campus events. They host dance competitions, concerts and grab food and prize events. We love our Greek Life!

    Clubs and Activities

    The musical events, sorority groups around campus, recreational competitions, concerts, festivals, easy job search trips, resume programs, campus trips to football/basketball games, trips to New York, Washington D.C, Performing Art Center, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    ALL TYPES OF STUDENTS!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Knutes and/or B&A Cafe are amazing places college students grab great bites to eat at lower cost but great quality food. The CUB on campus is a building you can get yourself lost in with its food court options including sushi bar!! Amazing. The man rooms, arcade, game room, movie room in it's 5 floor making is extraordinary!

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is fairly manageable and they have many loan and scholarship programs open and willing to help! There is nothing like earning a quality education while getting to experience the wonderful things that Shippensburg has to offer!

    What to do for fun

    The musical events, sorority groups around campus, recreational competitions, concerts, festivals, easy job search trips, resume programs, campus trips to football/basketball games, trips to New York, Washington D.C, Performing Art Center, etc. The list can go on!

    Food and Dining

    Any thing you could ask for is freshly prepared to your liking. The have specials and salad bars, grill, fruit bar, desert bar, and the space in the dinning hall features flat screens so you will never miss your shows and or sports events while you get a good meal.

    Dorm Life

    Very luxurious compared to most. They have just built suites for new comers and the living is spectacular. All including full furnished amenities.

    Academic Rigor

    One of the top institutions in the state of Pennsylvania. They offer over 350 course you can choose from within each major. The professors are open and whiling to communicate one on one.

    Tips for prospective students

    Maintain focus on your studies and you will get to enjoy the fullness of what Shippensburg has to offer. The events, activities around campus, recreational competitions, concerts, festivals, easy job search, resume programs etc. I mean the list goes on. Something you do not want to miss out on.

    In three sentences

    A University I would highly recommend for anyone. Ship is one of the top educational institutions in the state with a balance of the young college life you look to enjoy. All while creating memories and gaining a wonderful experience you would never forget!

  • 03/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    its almost like home with more of a city feel. its a great place to live

  • 04/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    While there is a police force for the town of Shippensburg there is also a police station on campus with a fully staffed force just for our students. This makes me feel extremely safe with the extra measure of security. Also, there is surveillance on campus and emergency phones located around campus.

    Greek Life

    As I'm not a member of Greek life I hear it is a very positive experience for those who partake in it. It's a great way to meet great friends and give to a lot of great causes.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities on campus. From Greek life to club sports teams to science clubs there is something for everyone here!

    Great for these types of students

    Shippensburg University is a great place for all students! For those who want to pursue a career in education this is a great place. There is an elementary school located right on campus! Also, the science program is excellent with highly qualified professors who are great at what they do.

    Bang for the buck

    While tuition costs have been rising consistently, Shippensburg University is worth the money. There is an excellent staff of professors that are so willing to help and teach their students. The atmosphere is great and there are so many fun activities that the university plans. This is a great place to receive an excellent education and make life long friends.

    What to do for fun

    While Shippensburg is a very small and rural town there are still ways to have fun. Chambersburg is located roughly 10-15 away with a mall, movie theater, and plenty of places to eat. Also, Harrisburg is 45 minutes away with a multitude of things to do.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Shippensburg is great which is a large part of choosing a university. You don't want to go to a place that has disgusting food. If I had anything to say it would be that I wish we had more food choices as far as places to eat.

    Dorm Life

    Some of the dorms are a little older and outdated but Shippensburg University is taking the initiative to build brand new dorm buildings for their students. They want all of their students to be as comfortable as possible being away from home.

    Academic Rigor

    As a biology major, my course work is tough as it is. The professors at Shippensburg University challenge their students while still making the course manageable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard and study. You aren't in high school anymore and it only gets harder. Make sure to take time to have a social life while keeping your academic work as your main priority.

    In three sentences

    Shippensburg University is a great place to learn and make great friends in the process. The professors are so willing to help and you aren't just a number. I absolutely love it here!

  • 05/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    There are several places on campus that offer nice cuisine for students with every taste preference. The meals are affordable and offer buffet-style dining.

    Dorm Life

    I do not actually live on campus however my friends all enjoy the dorm-life which offers great opportunities to make new friend that could end up being life-long. Shippensburg has just added two additional housing units on campus that are very nice.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics at Shippensburg are designed to challenge students but so much that students can't keep up. Students are responsible for their own education which is great preparation for real-life.

    Tips for prospective students

    You must work hard to play hard, don't slack off and fall behind. Remember that college is a very important step in life, on that should include both fun and exciting opportunities to advance.

    In three sentences

    Shippensburg University offers great opportunities to all of the students and strives to help each student achieve their goals. The campus life is very laid-back and in a rural area of Pennsylvania. I would recommend this college to those who aren't afraid of a challenge and want to succeed in life.

  • 05/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Wonderful

    Great for these types of students

    Students that like to be away from home and that are outgoing and can go out

    What to do for fun

    Go to sports games.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work as hard as you can. It may seem easy but it's not. Don't go home every weekend!

    In three sentences

    Shippensburg University is very home like. Classes are small enough that the teacher knows your name. Mutual respect for everything throughout the campus.

  • 05/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Shippensburg University is located near a nexus of nature trails, as well as beautiful plains and long back roads for enjoyable spring afternoon rides. During the winter, it is not uncommon to find impromptu snowball fights in the quad, or sledding on a neighboring hill. In town are many bars, food joints, and thrift stores. The environment of the town of Shippensburg is small and rural, but with a night life.

    Food and Dining

    With a growing campus, only having two dining halls is the major bottleneck at Shippensburg University. Take this into consideration when budgeting your semester.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is expensive, and not for everyone. Close quarter contact with some of the students is not the most preferred way of spending their time in college. Aside from this, the dorms are new and provide the students with all the basic functionalities.

    Academic Rigor

    With the small class room size, the professionalism in some classrooms is lacking. Besides that, the faculty is as trained and knowledgeable as any other University.

    Tips for prospective students

    Evaluate your budget, and choose your living experience accordingly. The new dormitories and on campus housing provide students with a high resolution of choices for living, but making a mistake and picking a living preference outside of your budget may come back to haunt you in later years.

    In three sentences

    Shippensburg University provides a rural atmosphere with a studious climate. The size of the university allow for a faculty-to-student interaction not found in higher tier schools, and as such allow for a more organic classroom experience. I value my experience at Shippensburg University.

  • 08/06/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    This is superb, the security is definitely top notch.

  • 08/11/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    very good college :)

  • 11/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I've never had any problems with anyone, or even walking back to my dorm at night. People are pretty good at caring for each other. The campus police station is on campus, and they can be seen patrolling pretty often.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a lot to do on campus if you know where to find it, and step out of your comfort zone to meet new people!

    Great for these types of students

    Great for any type of student!

    Bang for the buck

    As far as tuition goes, it's a really affordable education, but the school has a very small and shrinking programs for the arts.

    What to do for fun

    There's not much to do around town aside from going to the mall. The best bet for having things to do is by joining a club, like the adventure club, which organizes hiking trips and other fun things. There are also many activities that take place on campus nearly every day. In the CUB building, there is even a little theater that plays movies before they come out on DVD, and it's free!

    Food and Dining

    The food's alright. There are two dining halls placed on either sides of campus, and in the CUB building in the center of the campus you can get some food and either eat there or take it with you. Good for students on the run, because it's open later than the dining halls.

    Dorm Life

    I was fortunate enough to room in a dorm with someone who is quiet and a little strange, like me. The behavior of some of the other students in my building act very loud and obnoxious late at night. Late Tuesday night, as soon as it turned midnight, I heard a student yell out of his window, HUMP DAY, which was followed by other kids yelling from their windows. This would have bothered me if I was trying to sleep, but since I wasn't, I found it pretty amusing. An email was sent out the one day warning people of write-ups, because some students threw a mattress out of a window...

    Academic Rigor

    The amount of work you need to put into a class highly depends on the professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend this school especially for students wishing to get a degree in business, and dual degrees.

    In three sentences

    Shippensburg is an affordable school with much to offer. Their business programs are the soul of the school's education, leaving not as much for the arts. Regardless of this fact, there are many opportunities for meeting new people and doing things on and around campus.

  • 11/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are cops patroling eveywhere on campus. They also have emergency blue buttons usually all over campus if your feeling unsafe and campus police will assist you.

    Clubs and Activities

    Awesome competitive and fun

    What to do for fun

    Theres many activities on campus on a weekly basis. if your into sports they have intramurals that you can be a part of. They also have over 100+ clubs you can join and youll find something to do then. If you drive you can always visit chambersburg which is about a 20 minute drive.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to experience something new. You can quickly make new friends because the campus is so friendly. Make sure to change some habits you might have had in highschool because what worked then most often doesnt work in college. Lastly make sure you get to know your professors. They are such wonderful people and want to see their students pass.

    In three sentences

    Shippensburg University is such a wonderful school for many reasons. You have one on one help with professors and advisors. Best of all the undergrad programs are wonderful and affordable.

  • 12/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never felt unsafe and there are cops patrolling at all times.

    Greek Life

    I would estimate that a good 50-60% of campus is in some type of Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of intramural sports and other things going on.

    Great for these types of students

    Ship has a good science program and a good business program.

    Bang for the buck

    Ship is very very inexpensive!!

    What to do for fun

    Parties, programs, movies, sports, and a gym kind of sum it up.

    Food and Dining

    Ship has a lot of options for food and two large buffet style dinning halls.

    Dorm Life

    Ship is putting in all new dorms and although they are very nice, they take away from the sense of community that people have in the traditional style dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Really depends on the courses you are taking. Ship has some very difficult science courses that will test your ability but if you take the right professors you can sometimes get off easy in your gen eds.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you go to the school that has your top two or three majors in it so that if you want to change major you can do so and not transfer schools.

    In three sentences

    Ship is a medium sized campus which allows you to make new friends and see old ones on a daily basis. There are always parties to go to if you are into that, a lot of college students are. Ship has some tough courses that are worth your money in preparing you for a job or grad school.

  • 12/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Greek Life is present, but not always in your face. People wear their letters and they have parties, but other than that, it's not too bad. You're not weird if you're not Greek.

    Food and Dining

    The food isn't too bad, but come November, it gets old as it does at every college. Kriner is called the finer diner and I believe that's true, but it's a hike across campus if you don't live in Presidents Hall. Also, this is kind of gross, but my friends and I agree that right after you eat anywhere on campus, you need to find a bathroom right away.

    Dorm Life

    I live in the new suites, which are a great compromise for attending a cheaper state school since they cost more than traditional dorms. There are different versions, but I have my own bedroom, living room, sink, and I share a bathroom with one roommate. However, the community feel of the traditional dorm is lost because people keep to themselves and don't open their doors (open door policy). So effort is needed if you want to be close to your floor mates. I have tons of friends on my floor, so it's not too hard.

    Academic Rigor

    Since I'm in the Honors Program, the work load is heavier than other students experience. However, my Honors classes did not have final exams; we wrote papers and presented them to the class. Other than that, there is a lot of online work, especially in math courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    Consider the Honors Program if you want an accelerated work load, priority scheduling, and many options for study abroad. As a freshman, I scheduled spring semester classes before the seniors! I got the classes, professors, and times I wanted.

    In three sentences

    Everyone is so nice; they hold doors open for you. The academic programs are somewhat challenging, but totally worth it. Also, the new suite style living is a completely bonus because the college is cheaper, but I have my own bedroom and share a bathroom with only one roommate not the whole hallway.

  • 02/17/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I hang out with my friends and am aiming to get a spot on the track team.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dinning is pretty much adaptable. Just try and mix it up where you eat because you can become tired eating at the same place everyday.

    Dorm Life

    I like my dorm life, I room with my bestfriend that I met here and I enjoy it really much. I also like the friendships I have made with various students in Naugel Hall.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are never the easiest but with hard work it is easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come in ready to meet new people and a great faculty staff.

    In three sentences

    Shippensburg is diverse. Shippensburg is a great start for students who like a middle ground enrollment level. Shippensburg is a great place to meet people form new places and even ones you never met back at home.

  • 04/29/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Lots of bars around town. The mall. Parties at the fraternities. Group meeting/events. Shows/concerts arts and drama at the Luhrs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to do your research before you decide where you are going to study. Deciding on the right college is crucial for a well developed degree.

    In three sentences

    I love ship. Great campus with great teachers, and a variety of events and groups to get involved with.