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Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1871
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 6,423
Environment: Rural
Endowment: $17,459,329
Admissions Address

1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257-2299

Website

http://www.ship.edu

Admissions E-mail

admiss@ship.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Less Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.2
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Dr. Thomas Speakman
Admissions office telephone: (717) 477-1231
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: Contact school for details
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: N/A
 
Decision sent by: N/A
Application fee: $30
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.ship.edu/admiss/app.html Tuition deposit: $100 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $100 (Partially refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 3
Science 3 3
Lab 3 3
Foreign language 2 2
Social studies 3 3
History 0 N/A
Academic electives 0 N/A
Total academic units 15 15

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: N/A
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Less Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 70%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 70%
Total applicants: 6,263
Total acceptances: 4,410
Total freshman enrollment: 1,503
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 2,849
Male acceptances: 1,972
Male freshman enrollment: 721
 
Female applicants: 3,414
Female acceptances: 2,438
Female freshman enrollment: 782
Out-of-state freshmen: 6%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 8%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 29%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 68%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 84%
Average high school GPA: 3.2
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 100%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 450 – 550
Math: 460 – 560
Combined: 910 – 1110

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 1.0% 1.0%
600-699 11.0% 13.0%
500-599 39.0% 44.0%
400-499 43.0% 37.0%
300-399 6.0% 5.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 7%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: N/A

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 2.0% N/A N/A
24-29 20.0% N/A N/A
18-23 58.0% N/A N/A
12-17 20.0% N/A N/A
6-11 0.0% N/A N/A
Below 6 0.0% N/A N/A

 



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