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Shippensburg, Pennsylvania

Chances of getting into Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
87.6%
Admission Difficulty for Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Ship and can I get accepted? The school has a 88% acceptance rate ranking it #107 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 4,854 out of 5,540 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 easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 68 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
970-1170
Applicants Submitting SAT
95%
SAT Scores for Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 970
SAT Scores for Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 590
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1170
Average SAT Score 1070

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 requires applicants to be in the top 66 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 970 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 870. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1070 out of 1600. The school ranks #66 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 2018 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
1170 and Above Good >93%
1070 to 1170 Avg + 88%-93%
970 to 1070 Avg - 81%-88%
870 to 970 Reach 72%-81%
Less than 870 Low <72%
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Ship ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
12%
ACT Scores for Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 23
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 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 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 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #80 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 2018 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 >93%
20 to 23 Avg + 88%-93%
17 to 20 Avg - 81%-88%
14 to 17 Reach 72%-81%
Less than 14 Low <72%
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Ship GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.2
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 3.2 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #79 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 88% 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
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,891 2,649 5,540
Accepted 2,526 2,328 4,854
Acceptance Rate 87% 88% 88%
Enrolled 675 681 1,356
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 27% 29% 28%

Admission 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 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.

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?

88% of those who apply are granted admission to Ship. Admission competition is and the college has 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 970 and 1170. 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 17 and 23. 12% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.


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