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Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Stats, Info and Facts

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7,000 Students

84% Admitted

  • 6,570 full time
  • 370 part time
  • 2,900 men full time
  • 2,800 women full time
  • 7,100 applied
  • 5,600 admitted
  • 1,400 enrolled

5,574 Undergraduates

$8,430 Tuition/Year

  • 1,183 Graduates
  • 96 Non-Degree
  • $8,430 in state
  • $3,022 fees
  • $11,786 room & board
  • $1,200 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Mid East Town, on fringe of an urban area
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - professional practice
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Mascot: Raiders
School Colors: Red & Blue
Reviews in 3 Sentences
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  • Nice small University with modest activities and great new housing. College is a suitcase college so most students leave on the weekends. Most Professors are good but some are very unorganized…

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  • Elizabeth from Littlestown, PA
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  • A small school that has a good feel of a sense of community. The professors are extremely educated and qualified. Extra-curricular activities are a good asset to the school. …

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  • Katie from Waynesboro, PA
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  • shippensburg university is a great college to attend if you are living on campus. there are many activities and clubs to become involved with. with shippensburg constantly striving to meet…

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  • Carlie from Oxford, PA
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  • its a small quiet peaceful school. there is a lot to do on campus and everyone is very friendly here. not only that but there is a lot of new…

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Mission Statement

Student learning and personal development through highly effective and innovative teaching, complemented by a wide variety of out-of-class experiences, continue to serve as the hallmarks of a Shippensburg University education. The ultimate goal is to have students develop to their utmost the intellectual, personal, and social capabilities they need to perform as competent citizens prepared to embark on a career immediately upon graduation or after advanced study. Committed to public service and community-centered in its relationships to the region, the university works closely and collaboratively with other organizations at institutional, programmatic and individual levels to develop common goals, share resources and invest cooperatively in the future of the region.


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
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  • Amanda from Waynesboro, PA
  • I am a current student here

    I honestly love it here. The people are so friendly, teachers and students included. I've made tons of new friends and it's been so easy making them. I live in a dorm so I'm constantly around other students and it's just made life here that much more fun. We have all kinds of activities in our hall and I couldn't imagine commuting, it would have been a completely different experience. I've heard tons of complaints from commuters saying that they're not meeting anyone or making any friends. Duh! It's because they're not living on campus! Coming just for classes isn't going to help you meet people. The activities on campus are so fun, like the Mr. Shippensburg Pageant. It was so much fun and extremely hilarious. Watching the guys up on stage. YUM. I also went on a trip to Kings Dominion with a couple of my friends. The trip was done by the university, so it was safe, and we went for the halloween day and the park had all kinds of scary rides and attractions. Also, it was only $20 for the whole trip, because it was done by the school in a group! Cha-ching!

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  • 5
  • Jason from Harrisburg, PA
  • I am a current student here

    I love being at Shippensburg. The classes are small enough for you to be able to seek help from the professor. Everyone is friendly to everyone and very close. Even the workers at the dining halls will probably learn your name. I was debating on going to Penn State and here and I am now glad I choose Shippensburg.

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  • Jetta from New Castle, DE
  • I am a current student here

    When is there not anything to do on campus? Pretty much there are activities to do everyday of the week. The APB committee does a wonderful job of planning events. We have movie nights in the theater, a variety of socials, and sports events. There is never a dull moment at Ship unless you are just being lazy.

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  • Heather from Lancaster, PA
  • I am a current student here

    Ship is known for being a party school, although there is a lot to do on campus other than partying as well. They almost always have activities going on, movies playing, or even comedians performing.

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