Overview

Applicants
5,927
Acceptance Rate
91%
Average HS GPA
3.24

GPA Breakdown

22%
Over 3.75
17%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
21%
2.50 - 2.99
11%
2.00 - 2.49
2%
1.00 - 1.99

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
470 - 580
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
460 - 570
ACT Composite Scores
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
16 - 23

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with Essay component recommended

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
17:1
Total Faculty
359
with Terminal Degree
259

188
Men
171
Women
61
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
35%
Graduate in 5 years
50%
Graduate in 6 years
53%

Majors

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.
  • Finance, General.
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Journalism.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.
  • Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching.
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs.
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Civil Engineering, General.
  • Computer Software Engineering.
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.
  • Rhetoric and Composition.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • French Language and Literature.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • International/Global Studies.
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
  • Sustainability Studies.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Studies.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Geology/Earth Science, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Public Administration.
  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Economics, General.
  • Geography.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art/Art Studies, General.


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Professional
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Dean Koontz
World-Wide Bestselling Author

C. Jeanne Bowers Shaheen
U.S. Senator, New Hampshire

Cindy Adams Dunn
Secretary, PA Dept of Conservation & Natural Resources

Michele Buck
President & CEO, The Hershey Company

General Tommy R. Franks
Retired, U.S. Army General

Dennis C. Kooker, Jr.
President, Global Digital Business & U.S. Sales, Sony Music Entertainment

Patrick O'Donnell
Executive VP, WellSpan Health/President, Summit Health

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
35%
Graduate in 5 years
50%
Graduate in 6 years
53%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,585

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,630

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,857

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
80%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$37,130

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$7,736

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$9,570
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$17,362
Required Fees
$3,174
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$2,212
Transportation for Commuters
$1,200

On-Campus Room and Board
$12,114
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
5,274
Foreign Countries Represented
15

Demographics

1.46%
Asian
12.58%
African-American
6.25%
Hispanic
73.63%
Caucasian

52% female
48% male
92% are full time
8% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
34%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
86%

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Other
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Office of Accessibility Resources

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Shelbie D'Annibale

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Documentation Required for LD

Evaluator's choice, testing must include clear diagnostic statement and discussion of functional limitations and recommendations.

Documentation Required for ADHD

No one test, evaluator should select tests that are technically accurate, reliable, valid, and standardized with appropriate norms.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
No

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
133
Number of Honor Societies
20

Number of Social Sororities
8
Number of Religious Organizations
4

11% join a fraternity
11% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

14% participate in intramural sports
9% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Red Raiders)
9 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Soccer
Swimming
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Lady Raiders)
11 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

75/99

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Mr. William H. Washabaugh
Assistant Dean of Admissions

Address
Office of Admissions
Old Main 105
Shippensburg, PA 17257-2299

Phone
717-477-1231


Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Ceddia Union Building
Heiges Field House
Student Recreation Center
Learning Center
Lehman Library
Starbucks, Dauphin Humanities Center, Student Fitness Center, Reisner Dining Hall, Huber Art Center/Gallery, Grace B. Luhrs Elementary School, Dunkin Donuts, Papa John's Pizza, and University Bookstore.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Historic Chambersburg
Gettysburg Battlefield
Outlet Shopping Centers, Gettysburg/Hagerstown, MD
Civil War Museum - Harrisburg
5 State Parks in a 20-mile radius
6. Variety of restaurants 7. Harrisburg Mall

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 10 am Mon-Tues-Thurs-Fri & some Saturdays and 1:30 pm Mon and Wed
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
10 am Mon-Tues-Thurs-Fri & some Saturdays

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
http://shipraiders.com/

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact the faculty member directly

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Harrisburg International Airport, Hagerstown Regional Airport,Bus Service to Harrisburg and Hagerstown, MD and on-campus Raider Regional Transit


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