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Colleges / Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Shippensburg, PA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate93%

Ship Student Life

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Student Activities

Interested in Greek life?

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania 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 Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania include Red Raider Marching Band, Student Veterans of America, Animal Alliance and Concert Band and Woodwind Ensemble.

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania students' favorite campus traditions are Homecoming, Parent/Family Day and Spring Fest.

Does Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Offer Student Housing?

This table offers information on housing at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.

Housing Options Offered? Details
On-Campus Housing Yes
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

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania offers housing for students. Students are required to live on campus. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania students live off campus. In 2023, 25% of undergrads at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 75% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. There are 2,549 spots available in on-campus housing for all 4,952 undergraduates. In the 2022-2023 school year, 1,706 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 50% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania offers coed housing.

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Athletics

At Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania 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 Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania:

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

Is Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania 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 Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, 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.

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