Tuition & Fees

$7,560

$18,072

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
19%
500-599
51%
400-499
28%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
15%
500-599
51%
400-499
31%
300-399
2%
30-36
7%
24-29
30%
18-23
46%
12-17
16%
6-11
1%
30-36
1%
24-29
20%
18-23
47%
12-17
32%
30-36
2%
24-29
25%
18-23
59%
12-17
14%
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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

1

teacher

15

students

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Not Selective

89%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,402
Declined + 171
Total Received 1,573
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Public

3,421

undergraduate students

315

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

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

SAT 5615
ACT 4532

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Location

School Facts

Shepherd University, founded in 1871, is a public liberal arts university. Programs are offered through the colleges of Arts and Humanities, Business, Social and Behavioral 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 3,736
Established in 1871
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  IACBE (International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NRPA (National Recreation and Park Association)

Shepherdstown, WV

325-acre campus in Shepherdstown (population: 1,991), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
34%
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

 
5 fraternities 3% of male students
 
3 sororities 4% of female students
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
19%
500-599
51%
400-499
28%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
15%
500-599
51%
400-499
31%
300-399
2%
30-36
7%
24-29
30%
18-23
46%
12-17
16%
6-11
1%
30-36
1%
24-29
20%
18-23
47%
12-17
32%
30-36
2%
24-29
25%
18-23
59%
12-17
14%

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 1,402
Declined + 171
Total Received 1,573

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 Right Now

Admissions Contact

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

Financial Aid

77%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$12,802

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,560
Room $5,630
Board $4,198
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $18,388
Average Financial Aid - $12,802
Total with Avg. Aid $5,586
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 344-5231, extension 5470
F: 304 876-5238
faoweb@shepherd.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Joyce Cabral
Director of Financial Aid
jcabral@shepherd.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
tennis
volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Bass Fishing, Corn Hole, Dance Team, Dodgeball, Fencing, Fly Fishing, Football, Racquetball, Running, Sand Volleyball, Soccer, Wiffle Ball

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Athletic Directors

Chauncey Winbush (men's)
Vice President For Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, Mountain East Conference
Mascot
Rams
School colors
blue and gold

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
Engineering Science
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
Theatre
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Most Popular Majors

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

Programs Offered

  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-veterinary science

3,736

total students

65%

in-state

35%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

92%

3,421
students

Female
57%
1,933

Male
43%
1,488

8%

315
students

Female
72%
227

Male
28%
88

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

76%

2,614
students

Female
59%
1,525

Male
41%
1,089

24%

807
students

Female
51%
408

Male
49%
399

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
69%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

96%

Transfer applicants accepted

57%

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

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
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented Australia
Cote D'ivoire
Gambia
Nigeria
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Yee Lea Cho
304 876-5356
ycho02@shepherd.edu

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