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Colleges / Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Ship Admissions

If you want to apply to Ship, the application fee costs $45. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.

Considering Applying Early to Ship?

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to Ship?

Getting into Ship is moderately difficult. Ship evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Ship **accepted 94% of students, around 6,347 of the 6,759 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Ship, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What's Most Important to Get In to Ship?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Ship

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Very Important
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Considered

Ship 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Ship must submit the following items. Double check with Ship's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Interview
Other Requirements class rank, letters of recommendation
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Ship?

Students admitted to Ship have an average unweighted GPA of 3.2.

Out of all students that were admitted, 100% submitted a class rank. At Ship 11% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 28% were in the top 25% and 62% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 100%
3.75 and 3.99 14%
3.50 and 3.74 12.6%
3.25 and 3.49 12.3%
3.00 and 3.24 14.3%
2.50 and 2.9 18.4%
2.00 and 2.49 12.7%
Ship does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Ship is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 87% of Ship's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 10% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Ship?

To be competitive with other Ship applicants, you should strive to earn between 950 and 1140 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Ship 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1140 and 25% of scored lower than 950, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Ship students scored 570 or higher and 75% of students scored 470 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Ship students scored 580 or higher, and 75% scored a 470 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Ship?

To be most competitive at Ship, you should strive to earn between 15 and 23 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 23 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Ship's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 23, and three out of four students scored lower than 23 on the ACT.

A 15 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Ship students. Only one out of every four students scored below 15.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

Transferring to Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Ship.Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Ship during the following terms: Fall Term Winter Term Spring Term Winter Term Summer Term

Ship Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Ship?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Ship.

Does Ship accept transfer credits?

Ship accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Ship accepts:

CLEP subject tests DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit

Does Ship accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Ship accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Ship?

Ship. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

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Ship Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

94%

How hard is it to get into Ship? Ship is a somewhat selective institution. The Ship acceptance rate is 94%. This means that the institution accepts 93 out of every 100 applicants.

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Ship Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Ship is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Ship is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Ship ACT Scores

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ACT Range

15 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

23 and Above

Good

15 to 23

Avg

15 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Ship is 20. Students with an ACT score of 23 and above have a good chance of getting into Ship. Students with an ACT score that falls between 15 and 23 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 15 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Ship SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

950 - 1140

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Math SAT Range

470 - 570

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Reading SAT Range

470 - 580

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Ship GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.24

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Ship, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.24. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

6,130

Campus Setting

Rural

Acceptance Rate

94%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$12,718

Out-of-State

$20,510

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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