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Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257

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Old Main 2 Image 150The School

  • Founded in 1871 as the Cumberland Valley State Normal School
  • Member of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education
  • Offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs
  • Located in the Cumberland Valley, 40 miles southwest of Harrisburg

Our Students

  • Fall 2014 enrollment was 7,355 with 6,305 undergraduates and 1,050 graduate students
  • Approximately 2,400 undergraduates live on campus in nine residence halls
  • Shippensburg has attracted students from 15 nations and 20 states
  • Most students are from Pennsylvania

Faculty and Administration

  • Of our 325 full-time instructional faculty, 95% have terminal degrees
  • All classes are taught by faculty members (not graduate assistants)
  • The student/faculty ratio is 19 to 1, allowing for a personalized education


Student Life and Activities

  • Nine residence halls including suite, traditional and apartment style options 
  • Ceddia Union Building serves as the student union and activities area, providing places to eat, play, lounge, and meet
  • Student Services, Inc. (SSI) serves as the voice of the student university affairs and coordinates clubs, services, and activities through the Student Senate and Activities Planning Board
  • More than 150 clubs and organizations across academic, student media, multicultural, performing arts, sports, service, and special interests
  • 20 NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletic teams and 24 intramural and club sports
  • ShipRec Center includes a fitness studio with cardio machines, an elevated running track, racquetball and squash courts, and four multipurpose courts
  • Child care center provides superior care for children of students, faculty and staff with certified teachers and the highest level of licensing

Academic Facilities

  • Ezra Lehman Memorial Library provides Web access to: its holdings, the holdings of the State Library and 24 other academic libraries, a variety of full text databases, electronic books, and Internet sites
  • Library collection includes more than two million items, including bound volumes, microform pieces, periodicals, audiovisual titles, government documents and University archives
  • The Computing Technologies Center maintains a campus network with multiple computer labs for student use
  • Each student receives an e-mail account and access to the Internet