Tuition & Fees

$7,170

$17,482

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
10%
500-599
36%
400-499
44%
300-399
7%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
34%
400-499
51%
300-399
7%
200-299
0
30-36
7%
24-29
33%
18-23
43%
12-17
17%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
1%
24-29
22%
18-23
47%
12-17
30%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
3%
24-29
27%
18-23
59%
12-17
11%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

42%

58%

male

female

1
15

teacher

students

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Not Selective

89%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,481
Declined + 167
Total Received 1,648
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Public

3,644

undergraduate students

217

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 3,861
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
32%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
54%
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
2%
600-699
10%
500-599
36%
400-499
44%
300-399
7%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
34%
400-499
51%
300-399
7%
200-299
0
30-36
7%
24-29
33%
18-23
43%
12-17
17%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
1%
24-29
22%
18-23
47%
12-17
30%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
3%
24-29
27%
18-23
59%
12-17
11%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

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

89%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,481
Declined + 167
Total Received 1,648

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 $5,172,958
State $1,746,877
Institutional $234,315
Other external $0
Total $7,154,150

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $2,373,749
Institutional $3,502,171
Other external $416,205
Total $6,292,125

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
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

94%

3,644
students

Female
58%
2,117

Male
42%
1,527

Graduate

6%

217
students

Female
67%
146

Male
33%
71

undergraduateFull-time

80%

2,935
students

Female
59%
1,716

Male
41%
1,219

undergraduatePart-time

20%

709
students

Female
57%
401

Male
43%
308

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
74%
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

74%

Transfer applicants accepted

64%

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
Belgium
Canada
China
Croatia
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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