Why Ship?

There are may reasons Shippensburg University may be the right place for you. Here are just a few of them:

Our Students

  • More than 7,000 undergraduate student and 1,00 graduate students
  • Most entering students present SAT or ACT scores above the national average
  • Students are leaders outside the classroom as well. Sports clubs, Academic clubs, Fraternities and sororities, Music groups; whatever your interest, there is a group for you.
  • In recent years, Shippensburg has won 15 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference championships and seen numerous athletes earn Academic All-America honors.

Our Faculty

  • Our faculty is a teaching faculty. Not one of our classes is taught by a graduate assistant.
  • Nearly 90 percent of Shippensburg professors have earned the doctorate or highest degree in their field.
  • Our student/faculty ratio is 20:1 which allows for a personalized education.

Our Campus

  • A beautiful 200-acre campus located in South Central Pennsylvania
  • 40 miles southwest of Harrisburg, 80 miles northeast of Washington D.C., 70 miles northeast of Baltimore, MD, 125 miles southwest of Philadelphia, PA..
  • We make your safety a top priority.
  • We are committed to high quality facilities --
    • A new student recreation center was completed in March 2008.
    • Our just-completed master facilities plan includes major additions to Lehman Library, the Ceddia Union Building, and Huber Art Center.
    • Plans also call for construction of all new residence halls that will provide new suite-type accommodations as well as the opportunity for living-learning centers in each hall.

Our Alumni

  • Dreams begin at Shippensburg University. Just ask our alumni. From a best-selling novelist to hospital administrators to innovative educators to cutting-edge researchers, our alumni are leaders - both professionally and personally.
  • Many get involved in students' futures - volunteering their time and expertise as informal career counselors, mentors, internship and job
    sources, and role models.

A Ship Education

  • The lab door is open. Our undergraduate students can become involved in research with faculty, an opportunity many colleges and universities reserve for graduate students
  • Theory into practice. Students receive a liberal arts education with a strong emphasis on practice as well as theory.
  • Internships are an important part of many programs
  • Forget the second mortgage. Shippensburg University is affordable and has increasing opportunities for financial aid from private sources as well as from government grant and loan programs.