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Study at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, also referred to as Ship or SU, is a public university located in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. It was established in 1871. The U. S. News and World Report ranked Shippensburg University among the top public universities in the North in its "America's Best Colleges 2009" edition. It was also included in the 2007 edition of The Princeton Review's "The Best Northeastern Colleges".

Shippensburg University offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in several fields of study. The university is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • Arts and Sciences
  • Education and Human Services
  • John L. Grove College of Business
  • School of Academic Programs and Services
  • School of Graduate Studies
Shippensburg University is member of the NCAA Division II and competes in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. The sports teams are nicknamed the Raiders.

Profile of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

The main campus of Shippensburg University is in Shippensburg, PA (a town not particularly near any major cities). The school is a public school. Shippensburg University offers degrees up to the Post-Master's certificate.

Course Topics

The school students most commonly major in a field related to security and law enforcement and conservation and resource management.

Shippensburg University Selectivity

Shippensburg University does not accept everyone who applies. In 2007, SAT verbal scores of half of students were 450 to 550. Three-fourths of students accepted in 2007 had SAT math scores of 460 or more.


Shippensburg University offers tenure to reward and retain some professors. Salaries for full-time faculty at the school are higher than most, allowing the school to afford quality teaching.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Shippensburg University had 7, 765 enrolled students.

Student Life

The school makes available a lot of student housing. Meal plans are available. Student athletes at the school belong to the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference for major sports.

Shippensburg University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching382elementary school teaching, special ed, reading teaching, college student Counselling, elementary/middle school admin, school Counselling, curriculum and instruction
Business and Management330business management, marketing, accounting, finance, management science, organizational behavior
Liberal Arts312English, history, sociology, political science, speech and rhetoric, geography courses, Spanish language, geography, . . .
Security and Law Enforcement153criminal justice and safety
Therapy and Counselling108psychology
Media100journalism, communication studies
Computer Science and Engineering86computer and info science, systems analyst, information science
Science78biology, physics, chemistry, geology
Family and Social Work72social work, public administration
Conservation and Resource Management52environmental studies
Art Studies23art studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy8exercise science
Medical Support and Technology2clinical lab tech

Contact: Shippensburg University

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

1871 Old Main Drive

Shippensburg, PA 17257-2299

General Phone: (717) 477-7447


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