Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate & More

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. Cgboeree / Wikimedia Commons

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Admissions Overview:

With an acceptance rate of 89%, Shippensburg University is largely open, and students with good grades and solid test scores are likely to be admitted. Applicants will need to submit official high school transcripts and SAT or ACT scores as part of the application process. For complete information and instructions, be sure to visit the school's website, or contact the admissions office at Shippensburg.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Shippensburg University Acceptance Rate: 88%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Description:

Founded in 1871, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is a public, four-year university in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, about 40 miles from Harrisburg. Shippensburg University, or Ship, supports about 8,300 students with a student/faculty ratio of 19 to 1. The school offers a total of 75 undergraduate, 17 graduate, and 8 pre-professional programs across the College of Education and Human Services, College of Arts and Sciences, John L. Grove College of Business, and School of Graduate Studies. For a break from the books, Ship is home to over 100 student clubs and organizations including a league of Legends club, a Pokémon club, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, as well as 29 intramural sports. For intercollegiate athletics, Ship has 18 varsity teams and competes in the NCAA Division II Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) with sports including men’s wrestling, women’s lacrosse, and men’s and women’s swimming.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 6,972 (5,896 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 51% Male / 49% Female
  • 94% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $11,452 (in-state); $19,542 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,324
  • Other Expenses: $3,258
  • Total Cost: $27,234 (in-state); $35,324 (out-of-state)

Shippensburg University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 88%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 49%
    • Loans: 79%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $5,983
    • Loans: $9,411

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Criminal Justice Studies, Elementary Education, Journalism, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 75%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 33%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 41%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 56%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Basketball, Football, Soccer, Swimming, Baseball, Cross Country, Wrestling
  • Women's Sports: Track and Field, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Basketball, Field Hockey, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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