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Shippensburg, Pennsylvania

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Chances of getting into Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
83.6%
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 school has a 84% acceptance rate ranking it #96 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 4,384 out of 5,247 applicants were admitted making Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 58 percent. Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 28% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Ship SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1040-1210
Applicants Submitting SAT
95%
SAT Scores for Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 530
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1040
SAT Scores for Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1210
Average SAT Score 1130

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania?

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania typically requires applicants to be in the top 53 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1040 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 950. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. The school ranks #72 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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1210 and Above Good >90%
1125 to 1210 Avg + 84%-90%
1040 to 1125 Avg - 76%-84%
955 to 1040 Reach 64%-76%
Less than 955 Low <64%
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Ship ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-22 
Applicants Submitting ACT
6%
ACT Scores for Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 21
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 22
Average ACT Score 20

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 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 22 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #85 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 6 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
22 and Above Good >90%
20 to 22 Avg + 84%-90%
18 to 20 Avg - 76%-84%
16 to 18 Reach 64%-76%
Less than 16 Low <64%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.2
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need about average high school grades to get into Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania was 3.2 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #62 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.2 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Ship accepts 84% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 17% Good
3.50 to 3.75 14% Good
3.25 to 3.50 14% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 20% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 25% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 10% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

58% 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 7%
Top 25% of class 26%
Top 50% of class 58%
Bottom 50% of class 42%
Bottom 25% of class 11%

Admission Statistics

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,829 2,418 5,247
Accepted 2,354 2,030 4,384
Acceptance Rate 83% 84% 84%
Enrolled 620 598 1,218
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 26% 29% 28%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Admission 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.