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Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 307 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 4 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

54% Women
46% Men


NCAA Division II (with football)

Pennsylvania Athletic Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $76,357)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $55,378)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 171 153 - -
Baseball 28 - - -
Basketball 13 16 - -
Field Hockey - 30 - -
Football 90 - - -
Lacrosse - 22 Yes -
Soccer 29 30 Yes -
Softball - 20 - -
Swimming 24 23 - -
Tennis - 13 - -
Volleyball - 17 Yes -
Wrestling 24 - - -
Cycling - - Yes -
Dance - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Weight Lifting - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.5%
Black/non-Hispanic 6.0%
Hispanic 1.9%
Non-resident alien 0.6%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 9.3%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 80.4%
Percent of students with disability 6%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 26 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Marching Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 8
Liquor Law Violation 177
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 6
Property Crime 11

Notable Alumni

  • Dean Koontz, Author
  • Michele Buck, President and CEO of the Hershey Company
Reviews Dorm Life
  • New Student
  • 4
  • 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…

  • Feb-17-2013 Read More
  • Katie from Waynesboro, PA
  • 3
  • 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…

  • Feb-05-2012 Read More
  • Carlie from Oxford, PA
  • 5
  • 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…

  • Feb-09-2012 Read More
  • Michael from Flemington, NJ
  • 5
  • 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…

  • Feb-19-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Victoria - Enola, PA
  • Feb-17-2018 I am a current student here

    There are many places to eat on campus and great care is taken to have everything labeled so if you have an allergy or a dietary/religious/lifestyle restriction it is very easy to navigate. There is also an App containing what is being served where and what the nutritional information is on that food making it incredibly easy to find food you like and be cognizant about what you are eating. Overall the dining service is very accommodating and the staff is very friendly

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  • 4
  • Enna from PA
  • May-12-2015 I am a current student here

    The food is pretty good at Shippensburg. On campus, you are offered 3 meals per day--one for breakfast, one for lunch, and one for dinner. There are 2 dining halls open until about 7-8pm as well as a cafeteria that is open until 12am. Aside from on campus, there is a gas station, dollar general, dollar tree, giant, walmart, various chinese restaurants and fast food that surround the campus and town as well as small diners and cafes.

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  • 5
  • Jolene from Marysville, PA
  • Dec-29-2014 I am a current student here

    We have SO many places to eat and drink on campus, and while they can be slightly expensive sometimes, I wouldn't say it's terribly so. The most expensive place is probably the Snack Shack (in my opinion, it IS a bit ridiculous there sometimes). We have a 4 eateries including the CUB and the new Arooga's, and both Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts also take up shop here. I tend to eat at Reisner, which is like a buffet-style eatery.

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  • 3
  • Imani from Harrisburg, PA
  • Feb-17-2014 I am a current student here

    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.

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  • 3
  • Elizabeth from South Central PA
  • Dec-31-2013 I am a current student here

    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.

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  • 4
  • Josh
  • Dec-18-2013 I am a current student here

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

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  • 5
  • Elizabeth from Littlestown, PA
  • Nov-26-2013 I am a current student here

    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.

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  • 4
  • Birdie
  • Nov-06-2013 I am a current student here

    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.

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  • 3
  • Blake from Windber, PA
  • May-27-2013 I am a current student here

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

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Victoria - Enola, PA
  • Feb-17-2018 I am a current student here

    There are several different communities for Greek life that are all very passionate about their lifestyle

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  • 0
  • Elizabeth from South Central PA
  • Dec-31-2013 I am a current student here

    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.

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  • 0
  • Josh
  • Dec-18-2013 I am a current student here

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

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  • 0
  • Chelsey from Everett, PA
  • Apr-19-2013 I am a current student here

    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.

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  • 0
  • Monae from Bushkill, PA
  • Feb-26-2013 I am a current student here

    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!

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  • 0
  • Jordan from Hanover, PA
  • Jan-16-2013 I am a current student here

    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.

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  • 0
  • Alexus from Philadelphia, PA
  • Aug-28-2012 I am a current student here

    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.

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  • 0
  • Katie from Lititz, PA
  • Aug-05-2012 I am a current student here

    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.

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