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Chances of getting into Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
94%
Admission Difficulty for Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
How hard is it to get into Ship and can I get accepted?

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.

Testing Requirements

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.

Ship SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
940-1150
Applicants Submitting SAT
95%
SAT Scores for Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 470
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 940
SAT Scores for Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 580
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1150
Average SAT Score 1050

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania admission chances by SAT score
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%
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Ship ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
15-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
12%
ACT Scores for Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 15
ACT Scores for Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 22
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 19

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania admission chances by ACT score
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%
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Ship GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.24
Typical High School Grades
B

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.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
4.0 13.2% Good
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

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High School Class Rank

62% of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 11%
Top 25% of class 28%
Top 50% of class 62%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,745 3,015 6,760
Accepted 3,563 2,786 6,349
Acceptance Rate 95% 92% 94%
Enrolled 650 569 1,219
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 20% 19%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is $45.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.

FAQs

Does Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania prefer SAT or ACT?

95% of students submit their SAT scores to Ship. 12% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania?

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.

What SAT score is required for Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania?

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.

What ACT score is required for Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania?

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.