Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (Ship)

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Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania can be found in Shippensburg, PA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania has an enrollment of about 8,700 students.

Students can report either the SAT Exam or ACT scores at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. A score within the range of 1320 to 1600 on the SAT exam, or 18 to 22 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Ship average GPA ranges from 2.98 to 3.25 for accepted students. An estimated 80% of all students which applied were accepted at Ship, and from those that were granted acceptance about 31% continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Ship Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania was reported as 83.4% in Fall 2013 with over 5,950 applications submitted to Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • Ship SAT Scores: 1320 - 1600
  • Ship ACT Scores: 18 - 22
  • Ship Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 70.8%
  • 2010-2011: 68.6%
  • 2011-2012: 80.0%
  • 2012-2013: 80.6%
  • 2013-2014: 83.4%
  • Projected Ship Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 79.4%

How Does Ship Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is fifty percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto82.7%
Dickinson College44.5%
Gettysburg College41.6%
Mount St Mary's University67.4%
Messiah College65.9%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Ship (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading440 - 530
Math450 - 550
Writing430 - 520
Total Score1320 - 1600
ACT®Score Range
English17 - 22
Math18 - 23
Composite Score18 - 22
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