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Ship Student Life

Ship is on a 210-acre campus in a rural setting in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. Ship has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Ship also has fraternities and sororities.

Ship has a thriving Activities Program Board. In fact, more students participate in Activities Program Board than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Ship include Red Raider Marching Band, Student Veterans of America, Animal Alliance and Concert Band and Woodwind Ensemble.

The Ship community comes together each year for Homecoming, Parent/Family Day and Spring Fest.

Ship Housing

Ship offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most Ship students live off campus. In 2021, 32% of undergrads at Ship lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 68% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Ship. There are 2,549 spots available in on-campus housing for all 5,324 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 1,689 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 50% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Ship offers coed housing.

Ship Athletics

At Ship there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Ship:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Swimming And Diving NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Track And Field NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Basketball NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Soccer NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2

Is Ship Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Ship campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Ship offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Additionally, Ship has surveillance cameras in certain parking lots and buildings; foot, vehicular and bicycle patrols by security officers.

Plan a Visit to Ship

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Ship, take Interstate 81 to Shippensburg, PA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Harrisburg International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Pennsylvania you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Ship's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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Ship Students

53%

Women

47%

Men

89%

Full Time

11%

Part Time

92%

In State

8%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

71%

15%

7%

5%

1%

1%

1%

0.12%

Undergraduate Students

5,324

Graduate Students

806

Non-Resident / International Students

27

Ship Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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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

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