Located in the Cumberland Valley of South Central Pennsylvania, overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains, Shippensburg University provides its students with a personalized educational experience. Small class sizes with a student-to-faculty ratio of 20:1 means you'll get to know your classmates and faculty quickly on a traditional campus that promotes a strong sense of community. We are committed to student learning and personal development through innovative teaching and a variety of out-of-class experiences. Shippensburg University offers more than 100 different undergraduate programs of study in three colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences, the John L. Grove College of Business, and the College of Education and Human Services.
Undergraduate Application Process
Shippensburg University is selective in its admission standards. Most entering students present SAT or ACT scores above the national average as well as a typical high school college preparatory program. In the admissions decision, we consider your class rank, grade point average, level of difficulty of your high school curriculum, and standardized test scores.
Apply Online: Applicants may apply using our online application form.
Contact: Speak with an Admissions staff member by calling 717-477-1231 or toll free 1-800-822-8028. You can also e-mail your questions and request application forms from the Office of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadlines: The Office of Admissions reviews applications on a rolling basis. Applicants applying for the fall semester are encouraged to complete and submit all application materials, together with a NON-REFUNDABLE fee of $45*, early in their senior year of high school. Candidates for spring semester are encouraged to submit applications by November 1. Final dates for receiving applications in the Office of Admissions for any entry period are subject to change without notice. Refer to the Academic Calendar for start dates of each semester.
Required Application Materials: The time required for processing an application can be reduced if the application, transcript, and SAT scores are mailed together, directly from the secondary school.
- Transcripts: The secondary school transcript form must be requested from and sent by the counselor directly to the Office of Admissions for the paper and online applications. GED results must be sent directly from Department of Education.
- SAT Scores: All applicants are required to submit at least one set of scores on the SAT I: Reasoning Test of the College Entrance Examination Board or American College Test (ACT). The writing portion of the SAT will be used for placement purposes only. Those students taking the ACT are encouraged to complete the optional writing test. Arrangements should be made with the guidance counselor to take the SAT I during the junior and senior year. Applicants who graduated from high school more than two years ago are exempt from this admission requirement.
- SAT II: Subject Tests are not required for admission. However, if submitted, these scores will be used to assist in course placement.
* Shippensburg University subscribes to the CEEB fee waiver program. This program provides waivers for those students for whom the fee is judged a hardship. Students should request submission of the fee waiver form through their guidance counselor.