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Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Shippensburg, PA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate93%
Acceptance Rate93%

Ship Student Life

Ship is on a 210-acre campus in the rural setting of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.

Ship Student Activities

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.

Does Ship Offer Student Housing?

This table offers information on housing at Ship.

Housing Options Offered? Details
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.

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
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

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

Keep Reading About Ship

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Ship Students

52%

Women

48%

Men

88%

Full Time

12%

Part Time

91%

In State

9%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

71%

14%

7%

5%

2%

1%

1%

0.10%

Undergraduate Students

4,901

Graduate Students

767

Non-Resident / International Students

56

Ship Campus Services

Student Services
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Campus Security
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Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

5,668

Campus Setting

Rural

Acceptance Rate

93%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$13,644

Out-of-State

$14,122

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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