Shippensburg University is an excellent choice for students looking for an undergraduate college in Central PA. Overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains, Shippensburg University provides students with a personalized educational experience. Small class sizes allow students to build lasting relationships with faculty and their peers on a traditional campus that promotes a strong sense of community. Shippensburg University has 20 student athletic teams, a top-rated business program, nine residence halls and more to provide students with a challenging and well-rounded Central PA undergraduate education.
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
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.
Specific programs can be selective. It’s important to submit all required application materials and research your desired career path.Apply Online
: Applicants may apply using our
online application form
: 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
: 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
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.
Why Study at Shippensburg University?
Shippensburg University has remained committed to providing personalized education since 1871. Located on 200 acres in the heart of south central PA, our undergraduate college involves more than academics. With more than 150 clubs and organizations and an updated Rec Center, our student activities can enrich your education.
100 programs of study, or contact us to learn more about the application process.
* 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.