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Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Shippensburg, Pennsylvania

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Overview

Enrollment

5,162
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania overview
Location Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
Online ship.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, located in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, is a public institution founded in 1871. Situated on 200 acres of the Cumberland Valley, it offers a suburban campus environment within driving distance to Harrisburg. The university features a range of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, with a particular emphasis on business, education, and the social sciences. Shippensburg maintains a moderate level of application selectivity. Housing is provided on campus with multiple residence halls and apartment-style living options available for students. The university is part of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and holds accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Though not recognized primarily for its athletic programs, Shippensburg is part of NCAA Division II and competes in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference, with the team name "Raiders."

In the most recent statistical year 6,367 prospective students applied, and 5,590 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,079 enrolled in the school.  4,203 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 959 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $9,570 plus fees of $3,974. Ship is ranked 666 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

5/10

Overall

5/10

Academics

5/10

Resources

6/10

Outcomes

2/10

Value

Ship is rated within the lower 45% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

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Getting In

Admission Standards

Moderate
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania overview
SAT 980/1210
GPA 3.23

Applications Accepted

87.8% 
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $45

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Annual Cost to Attend

Pennsylvania Resident Tuition

$9,570
In State Costs for Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$3,974
Room and Board $11,538
Budget for Other Expenses$3,382
Total One Year Cost$29,664

Out of State Resident Tuition

$10,048
Out of State Costs for Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$3,974
Room and Board $11,538
Budget for Other Expenses$3,382
Total One Year Cost$30,142

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years

$47,200 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

60% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 26%
Education 13%
Psychology 8%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 6%
Social Sciences 6%

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