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Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257
(717)-477-7447

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  • 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

Academics

  • 100 undergraduate programs are offered in the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Education and Human Services, and the John L. Grove College of Business
  • 57 graduate programs are offered by the School of Graduate Studies
  • Professional, Continuing, and Distance Education Studies offers courses, certificates, and degrees for professionals through online, evening, weekend, and accelerated program options.
  • Accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education, National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, AACSB International, ABET, Inc., Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC), American Chemical Society, Council on Social Work Education, Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, International Association of Counseling Services, National Council for the Accreditation of Teachers, and Council for Exceptional Children

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 23 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 Information and 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