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Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Acceptance Rate, Requirements & Admissions Information

Shippensburg, PA

Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   3
Foreign Language   3
Social Studies    
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay SAT: Used for placement
ACT: Used for placement

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1871 Old Main Drive
City, State, Zip
Shippensburg, PA 17257-2299
Phone
(800) 822-8028
Fax
(717) 477-1273
E-mail
admiss@ship.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$45
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
Not reported
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
Class rank, letters of recommendation recommended for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
91% of 5,927 applicants were admitted
Women
92% of 3,228 applicants were admitted
Men
90% of 2,699 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,761 (33%) of 5,399 admitted students enrolled
Women
892 (30%) of 2,970 admitted students enrolled
Men
869 (36%) of 2,429 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.22
3.75 and Above
20%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
22%
2.00 - 2.49
11%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
544 average
460-570 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
2.4%
Score of 600 - 700
14.2%
Score of 500 - 600
45%
Score of 400 - 500
32%
Score of 300 - 400
6.4%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
552 average
470-580 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1.4%
Score of 600 - 700
17.5%
Score of 500 - 600
45.3%
Score of 400 - 500
31.7%
Score of 300 - 400
4.1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
19 average
16-23 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
1.6%
Score of 24 - 29
19.4%
Score of 18 - 23
38.7%
Score of 12 - 17
40.3%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 10%
Top quarter: 26%
Top half: 59%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
7%

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