Shippensburg University, founded in 1871, is a public, comprehensive university. Everything the school does is focused on helping the student acquire the skills and gain the knowledge necessary to succeed in the world. Shippensburg focuses on its students' successes with the school's small class size, expert faculty, advanced technology, nationally recognized programs, research and internship opportunities and numerous activities outside the classroom. Shippensburg offers its 5,735 undergraduate students a comprehensive curriculum, with the breadth and depth of knowledge that makes classes rigorous, challenging and invigorating. As a result, Shippensburg University attracts students with College Board scores that are more than 100 points above the national average. The oldest building on campus, dating from 1871, is registered as a National Historic Landmark. Its 200-acre campus is located in Shippensburg, 50 miles southwest of Harrisburg.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
5,324
Undergraduates
2,492
Men - 46.8%
2,833
Women - 53.2%
806
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
94% of 6,759 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.24
SAT Math
518 average
470-570 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
524 average
470-580 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
20 average
15-23 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $29,568
Out-of-state: $37,360
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $12,718
Out-of-state: $20,510
Room and Board
$12,268
Average Percent of Need Met
56%
Average Freshman Award
$10,305
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$36,594
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
289
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
3%
10-19
25%
20-29
32%
30-39
20%
40-49
14%
50-99
5%
Over 100
0%
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Shippensburg Population
5,682
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
32% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Raiders
Sororities
11% of women participate
Fraternities
11% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1%
Asian
1.4%
Black/African-American
14.7%
Hispanic/Latino
6.6%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
4.7%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0%
White
71.7%
Unknown
0.9%
International Students
0.5% from 21 countries
First-Year Students Returning
77.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
35.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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