Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Admissions and School Info

At Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, students can pursue bachelor's degrees and master's degrees in the arts, sciences, business, education and human services. The university is located in Shippensburg in Franklin County.

General Information about Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

There are approximately 6,600 students at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania working toward bachelor's degrees. Another 1,000 graduate students attend the university's master's degree and post-master's degree programs. Shippensburg University overlooks the city of Shippensburg, in Pennsylvania's Cumberland Valley.

Often referred to as 'Ship,' the university has roots as a normal school and a teachers college. Shippensburg continues to offer teacher education in addition to instruction and research opportunities in many other fields of study.

Admissions and Enrollment Information for Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania evaluates first-year applicants based on their high school ranks, scores on the SAT or ACT, the difficulty of their high school courses and grade point averages. Most successful applicants have completed college preparatory classes and have achieved above-average scores on the standardized tests. The university allows students from Pennsylvania state universities and select community colleges the opportunity to transfer to Shippensburg seamlessly. Provided these students have met minimum grade point average and unit requirements, they are awarded 'passport' privileges to enroll at Ship.

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Departments (by College)

College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences is comprised of 17 departments that offer over 70 undergraduate majors, including pre-professional and allied health degree programs. Aspiring teachers can enroll in the teacher certification program and choose from ten specializations. The college's graduate programs include master's degrees in the natural sciences, computer science, social science and organizational studies.

College of Education and Human Services

The College of Education and Human Services prepares students for careers as educators, counselors, social workers and criminal justice professionals. In each of its six bachelor's degree programs and six master's degree programs, the College of Education and Human Services is committed to training professionals who uphold codes of ethical conduct throughout their careers.

John L. Grove College of Business

The John L. Grove College of Business offers undergraduate programs in accounting, finance, management and information systems. Students can qualify to complete a 3-year bachelor's degree in business administration or a 5-year combined bachelor's degree and MBA. The college's traditional MBA program is designed for working professionals to complete in two years at part-time status.

Contact Information

  • Address: 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, PA 17257
  • Phone Number: (717) 477-7447