|Admission Standards||Very Easy|
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
The acceptance rate at Ship is 94%. It ranks #105 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 6,349 out of 6,760 applicants were admitted.
The school has very easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 76 percent (SAT 940/1150 ACT 15/23). Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.24. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 19% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||470|
|SAT Math 25th||470|
|SAT Composite 25th||940|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||580|
|SAT Math 75th||570|
|SAT Composite 75th||1150|
|Average SAT Score||1050|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania?
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania typically prefers applicants to be in the top 71 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 940 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 830. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1050 out of 1600. Ship ranks #51 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 95 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1150 and Above||Good||>96%|
|1045 to 1150||Avg +||94%-96%|
|940 to 1045||Avg -||90%-94%|
|835 to 940||Reach||84%-90%|
|Less than 835||Low||<84%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||15|
|ACT Math 25th||16|
|ACT Composite 25th||15|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||22|
|ACT Math 75th||24|
|ACT Composite 75th||23|
|Average ACT Score||19|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Ship?
Admission data indicates that Ship regularly accepts students with ACT's of 15 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 81 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 11 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 19 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #60 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 12 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|23 and Above||Good||>96%|
|19 to 23||Avg +||94%-96%|
|15 to 19||Avg -||90%-94%|
|11 to 15||Reach||84%-90%|
|Less than 11||Low||<84%|
What GPA do you need to get into Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania?
Applicants need about average high school grades to get into Ship. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania was 3.24 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #81 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.24 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Ship accepts 94% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.75 to 3.99||14.0%||Avg +|
|3.50 to 3.74||12.6%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.49||12.3%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.24||14.3%||Avg -|
|2.50 to 2.99||18.4%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.49||12.7%||Reach|
|1.00 to 1.99||2.5%||Reach|
|less than 1.00||0%||Reach|
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
62% of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||11%|
|Top 25% of class||28%|
|Top 50% of class||62%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||18%||20%||19%|
The cost for prospective students to apply to Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is $45.
What are the requirements for admission to Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||Yes|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=216010 IPEDS survey data for Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.
95% of students submit their SAT scores to Ship. 12% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
94% of those who apply are granted admission to Ship. Admission competition is and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 940 and 1150. 95% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 15 and 23. 12% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.