Tuition & Fees

$7,784

$18,224

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
20%
500-599
51%
400-499
25%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
13%
500-599
51%
400-499
32%
300-399
3%
30-36
6%
24-29
29%
18-23
46%
12-17
19%
30-36
1%
24-29
20%
18-23
47%
12-17
32%
30-36
2%
24-29
23%
18-23
64%
12-17
11%
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undergraduateRatios

44%

male

56%

female

1

teacher

15

students

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Not Selective

89%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,400
Declined + 165
Total Received 1,565
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Public

3,380

undergraduate students

268

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 3,648
Established in 1871
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  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)
•  NRPA (National Recreation and Park Association)

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Shepherdstown, WV

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.

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
51%
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 5% of female students
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
20%
500-599
51%
400-499
25%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
13%
500-599
51%
400-499
32%
300-399
3%
30-36
6%
24-29
29%
18-23
46%
12-17
19%
30-36
1%
24-29
20%
18-23
47%
12-17
32%
30-36
2%
24-29
23%
18-23
64%
12-17
11%

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 1,400
Declined + 165
Total Received 1,565

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

73%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$12,813

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,784
Room $5,740
Board $4,070
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $18,594
Average Financial Aid - $12,813
Total with Avg. Aid $5,781
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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, Pennsylvania State Athletic 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

3,648

total students

66%

in-state

34%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

93%

3,380
students

Female
56%
1,901

Male
44%
1,479

7%

268
students

Female
70%
188

Male
30%
80

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

75%

2,543
students

Female
59%
1,484

Male
41%
1,059

25%

837
students

Female
50%
417

Male
50%
420

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
64%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
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

70%

Transfer applicants accepted

56%

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
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • 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
English lab
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Siriki Diabate
304 876-5775
sdiabate@shepherd.edu

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