Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Shippensburg, PA, USA
3.71 Average Rating

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is a 4-year institution and a member of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Ship offers more than 100 undergraduate programs in their three colleges and they’re the only state university in the Pennsylvania to offer degrees in Civic Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Software Engineering. The bicycle-friendly Shippensburg campus is home to a Women’s Center, a Pride Center, and the Wood Honors College.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
84%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
92%
Out-Of-State Students
7%
6%
Submitting ACT
95%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 19
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1049
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
6,570
Total Number of Undergrads
5,574
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
43%
20-39 Students
47%
40-99 Students
8%
0
100
40%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
57%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
18:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$21,714
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$12,718
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$20,760
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$11,786
Books and Supplies
$1200

Aid & Grants

0
100
52%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
32%
Average Aid Per Year
$6,368
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
32%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,356
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$1,422

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
80%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$9,628
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$17,250
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$268
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
50%
50%
Student Organizations
101
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
33%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Big Red
School Colors
Red/Blue
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Pennsylvania Athletic Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Harrisburg
Philadelphia
Washington
York
Baltimore
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
84%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$48,200
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What Students Are Saying

3.71 Average Rating
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.
Jordan from Hanover, PA
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.
Elizabeth from Littlestown, PA
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is a moderately sized school with a diverse selection of majors. There are many clubs for a variety of different students, too. There are people from all over the country who attend as well, so there's always going to be someone to bond with.
Enna from PA
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.
Josh
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.
Birdie
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!
Chelsey from Everett, PA
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!
Monae from Bushkill, PA

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