Getting to Know Ship

University Information Academic Information Student Activities, Clubs & Organizations
NCAA Division II Athletics Admissions Guidelines Financial Aid Information

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  • Member of the State System of Higher Education (SSHE) since 1983


  • 7,100undergraduate; 1,300 graduate; 1,600 incoming freshman and 400 transfer students

Academic Colleges

  • College of Arts & Sciences; College of Education & Human Services; John L. Grove College of Business; Office of Undeclared Students

Popular Programs of Study

  • K-4 Level Certification (Elementary Education), Criminal Justice, Business, Pre-Professional Health Programs, Communications/Journalism and Computer Science
  • 90% of Students Are Employed, 60% Related to Major Field of Study (within 6 months of graduation)

We Value Small Class Size and Personal Attention from our Faculty Members

  • Average of 27 students
  • Student to Faculty Ratio of 20:1
  • 90% of full-time faculty hold PhD or terminal degree
  • Internships are available to all students regardless of major


  • Student Body Represents 25 states and 38 Foreign Countries
  • Student Population is 55% Female, 45% Male
  • Just over 10% of student body is from a Multicultural background

Nearby Cities

  • Harrisburg - 45mins
  • Baltimore - 2hrs
  • Washington DC - 2hrs
  • Philadelphia - 2.5hrs
  • Pittsburgh - 2.5hrs

Academic Information

College of Education & Human Services

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  • Elementary Education K-4 Certification, Mid-Level Education 4-8 Certification, Upper-Level 9-12 Certification (Secondary Education), Exercise Science, Military Science (ROTC), Coaching (Minor), Social Work, Gerontology


  • NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teachers
  • Nationally Accredited Social Work Program

National Teachers Exam (PRAXIS)

  • 93% Passage Rate the first time a student takes the exam

John L. Grove College of Business

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  • Accounting, Finance, Information Technology for Business Ed., Management, MIS, Marketing, Supply Chain Management and Logistics


  • AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
  • 1 of Only 4 in PASSHE (IUP, Clarion, Bloomsburg)
  • 1 of Only650 Worldwide

Internship Program

  • 90% are paid between $13-$26/Hr.

Student Organizations

  • National Business Honor Society (Phi Gamma Sigma)
  • Future Business Leaders of America (Phi Beta Lamda)
  • Professional Business Fraternity (Alpha Kappa Psi)

College of Arts & Sciences

Popular Majors travel

  • Communications/Journalism, Psychology, Computer Science, Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry, Allied Health Professions, History, Geography, Geo-Environmental Studies, Physics/Engineering

Largest College at SHIP

  • 40% of Student Body Will Major Within College
  • Largest Number of Majors and Numerous Minors

Excellent Study Abroad Program

  • Through SHIP or the SSHE Consortium

Office of Undeclared Students

40% of Entering First Year Students

  • Can Remain Undeclared for Up to 3 Semesters Before Declaring a Major

Students will participate in our PACES Program

  • 1 - semester not-for-credit Career Exploration and Planning Seminar Course for First Year Students

Strong Academic Advising

  • Must Maintain Certain GPA to "Transfer Internally to a Declared Major"

Clubs & Organizations

200+ Clubs & Organizations

  • Music, Intramural & Club Sports, Academic, Volunteer, Religious, Greek Life (Academic & Social)

Student Association

  • $2.3 Million Budget for Clubs & Organizations

Activities Programming Board

  • Plan Concerts, Dances, Cultural Events, Movies, Comedians, Guest Speakers, etc.

Media Groups

  • SUTV (Television Channel)
  • Slate (Newspaper)
  • WSYC (Radio Station)

NCAA Division II Athletics

18 Division II Athletic Teams

Men -Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Soccer, Swimming, Track and Field, Wrestling
Women - Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball

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Merit of Academic Record

  • Class Rank
  • Grades (Average GPA of 3.2)
  • Program of Study
  • Standardized Test (SAT/ACT Average of 1030 on Critical Math and Reading Sections)
  • Letters of Recommendation and/or Personal Statement (Optional)
  • Special Considerations
    • Degree Program Criteria
    • Unique Circumstances
    • Enrollment Goals

Admissions Decisions

  • Admit
  • Hold for Additional Information
    • Mid Year Grades
    • New SAT/SAT Scores
  • Select Alternative Program of Study
    • If Degree Program is Filled to Capacity
    • Based on Degree Program Criteria
  • Academic Success Program
    • ACT101 Consideration
  • Summer Start Consideration
  • Wait List
  • Deny Admission
    • Recommend Student Complete 30 hrs. College Level Course Work, Earn a 2.2 GPA and then Reapply for Admission

Financial Aid Information

2013/2014 Tuition/Fees (Set again each July) $16,644 (In-State), $24,864(Out-Of-State)

76% SU Undergraduates Receive Some Sort of Financial Aid

  • Based Upon
    • Cost of Attendance ~ Expected Family Contribution (EFC) = Resulting Financial Aid Need
  • Financial Aid Package
    • Combination of Grants, Scholarships and Loans from Federal, State or Institutional Sources
  • Average Aid Package for First Year Students
    • $5,780


  • Competitive and Selective
  • Automatically Applied Through Admissions Application
  • Awarded on a Rolling Basis Beginning in October
  • Athletic Scholarship Information Can be Obtained from the Coaches

Forms to be Completed

  • FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • File online at
  • Aid is Awarded First to Students on a Need Basis


  • May 1st: Last day to TellSHIPThat You're Coming!
  • March 15th - Suggested Date toHave FAFSA Completed.


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