Shepherd University

Shepherdstown, WV

Shepherd University

Shepherdstown, WV

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Tuition & Fees

$7,784

$18,224

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

30-36
5%
24-29
31%
18-23
51%
12-17
11%
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

14

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

96%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,319
Declined 51
Total Received 1,370
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Public

3,200

undergraduate students

354

graduate students

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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 3,554
Established in 1871
Coeducational Coeducational

325-acre campus in Shepherdstown (population: 1,802), 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.

  • Campus Setting: Small town
  • Metropolitan area: Washington, D.C.
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Dulles International

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
36%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through senior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Relay for Life
  • Student Government Association
  • Ram Marching Band
  • Sigma Sigma Sigma
  • Program Board

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Midnight Breakfast
  • Relay for Life
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • student security in academic buildings, RAVE emergency alert system

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

30-36
5%
24-29
31%
18-23
51%
12-17
11%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $45
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.48

Not Selective

96%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,319
Declined 51
Total Received 1,370

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
interview
class rank
recommendation(s)
talent/ability

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 18
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for minorities yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Football, Racquetball, Sand volleyball, Soccer, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Football, Racquetball, Sand volleyball, Soccer, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division II

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Art/Art Studies, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Computational and Applied Mathematics
Computer Engineering, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering Science
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
General Studies
History, General
Mathematics, General
Music, General
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Doctoral degree - professional

3,554

total students

68%

in-state

32%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

90%

3,200
students

Female
58%
1,862

Male
42%
1,338

10%

354
students

Female
70%
247

Male
30%
107

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

73%

2,354
students

Female
59%
1,371

Male
41%
983

27%

846
students

Female
59%
491

Male
41%
355

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 71%
Student 4 year graduation rate 31%
Student 5 year graduation rate 14%
Student 6 year graduation rate 3%

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
6%
Hispanic/Latino
75%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

251

Transfer students enrolled

7%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadline

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • 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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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