Ship is on a 210-acre campus in the rural setting of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.
There are many activities and organizations for Ship students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Ship has fraternities and sororities.
Ship has the Activities Program Board. In fact, more students participate in the 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.
Ship students' favorite campus events are Homecoming, Parent/Family Day and Spring Fest.
This table offers information on housing at Ship.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for sophomore|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||No|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||25%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||2,549|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||1,706|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||75%|
Ship offers on-campus 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 2022, 25% of undergrads at Ship lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 75% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Ship. There are 2,549 spots available in on-campus housing for all 4,901 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 1,706 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.
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|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|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||√||√|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2|
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.
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.
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