Tuition & Fees

$7,328

$17,873

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
44%
400-499
41%
300-399
6%
700-800
0
600-699
7%
500-599
37%
400-499
46%
300-399
10%
30-36
9%
24-29
32%
18-23
43%
12-17
16%
6-11
0
30-36
0
24-29
20%
18-23
48%
12-17
31%
6-11
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
27%
18-23
57%
12-17
12%
6-11
1%
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undergraduateRatios

42%

58%

male

female

1
15

teacher

students

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Not Selective

91%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,421
Declined + 125
Total Received 1,546
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Public

3,436

undergraduate students

343

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Regents B.a.
  2. Business Administration
  3. Nursing
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Codes

SAT 5615
ACT 4532

School Facts

Shepherd University, founded in 1871, is a public liberal arts university. Programs are offered through the schools of Arts and Humanities, Business and Social Sciences, Education and Professional Studies, and Natural Science and Mathematics. Its 320-acre campus is located in historic Shepherdstown, 65 miles from Washington, DC.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 3,779
Established in 1871
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  IACBE (International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NRPA (National Recreation and Park Association)

Shepherdstown, WV

325-acre campus in Shepherdstown (population: 2,140), 65 miles from Washington, DC. Major airport serves Washington, DC; smaller airport and bus serve Hagerstown, MD (20 miles); train serves Harpers Ferry (eight miles). School provides transportation around campus.

Shepherd University
301 North King Street
Shepherdstown, WV 25443-5000

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
31%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
45%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
4 fraternities 3% of male students
 
3 sororities 4% of female students

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
44%
400-499
41%
300-399
6%
700-800
0
600-699
7%
500-599
37%
400-499
46%
300-399
10%
30-36
9%
24-29
32%
18-23
43%
12-17
16%
6-11
0
30-36
0
24-29
20%
18-23
48%
12-17
31%
6-11
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
27%
18-23
57%
12-17
12%
6-11
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $45
Common application accepted no
Application deadline February 1 (priority deadline)
August 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 15
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

91%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,421
Declined + 125
Total Received 1,546

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Kristen Lorenz
Director of Admissions
P: 800 344-5231, extension 5212
F: 304 876-5165
admission@shepherd.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $4,743,820
State $1,540,616
Institutional $362,016
Other external
Total $6,646,452

Non-need-based

Federal
State $2,345,011
Institutional $3,459,281
Other external $519,293
Total $6,323,535

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
tennis
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, Mountain East Conference (Division II)
Mascot
Rams
School colors
blue and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Art
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
College Student Development/Administration
Communications/New Media
Computer Engineering
Computer/Information Science
Computer/Information Technology
Curriculum/Instruction
Data Analytics
Early Education
Economics
Elementary Education
English
Environmental Studies
Family/Consumer Sciences
Global Studies
Health Promotion/Exercise Science
History
Mathematics
Music
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Political Science
Psychology
Recreation/Sport Studies
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Teaching
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Undergraduate

91%

3,436
students

Female
58%
2,000

Male
42%
1,436

Graduate

9%

343
students

Female
71%
242

Male
29%
101

undergraduateFull-time

78%

2,700
students

Female
60%
1,597

Male
40%
1,103

undergraduatePart-time

22%

736
students

Female
55%
403

Male
45%
333

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
9%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
79%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

97%

Transfer applicants accepted

59%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Recommended of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Recommended of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 14

Spring: January 7

Summer: May 21

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented Australia
Canada
China
Ghana
Hong Kong
Mexico
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Konrad Turnbull
Admissions Counselor
304 876-5212
kturnbul@shepherd.edu

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