Shepherd University

Shepherdstown, WV

Shepherd University

Shepherdstown, WV

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Tuition & Fees

$7,784

$17,270

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

14

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

97%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,613
Declined 38
Total Received 1,651
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Public

3,630

undergraduate students

1,535

graduate students

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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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 5,165
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

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
49%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Application fee $45
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline (priority deadline) February 1
Application deadline (final deadline) August 15
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 15
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

97%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,613
Declined 38
Total Received 1,651

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Completion of college-prepatory program
Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Admission test scores

Neither required nor recommended

Secondary School Rank
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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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/job search classes
  • 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

Special programs for physically disabled students

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

60%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$7,100

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $5,790
Room $5,852
Board $4,898
Additional fees $1,994
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $19,534
Average Financial Aid - $7,100
Total with Avg. Aid $12,434
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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 800 344-5231, extension 5470
F: 304 876-5238
faoweb@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 Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
Art/Art Studies, General.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Chemistry, General.
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services.
Computational and Applied Mathematics.
Computer Engineering, General.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Curriculum and Instruction.
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Economics, General.
Education, General.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
Engineering Science.
English Language and Literature, General.
Environmental Studies.
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General.
General Studies.
Health and Wellness, General.
History, General.
Information Technology.
International/Globalization Studies.
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching.
Mathematics, General.
Music Performance, General.
Music Teacher Education.
Music, General.
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies.
Political Science and Government, General.
Psychology, General.
Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign).
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Secondary Education and Teaching.
Social Work.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
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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

5,165

total students

67%

in-state

33%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

70%

3,630
students

Female
58%
2,089

Male
42%
1,541

30%

1,535
students

Female
78%
1,198

Male
22%
337

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

69%

2,500
students

Female
58%
1,441

Male
42%
1,059

31%

1,130
students

Female
57%
648

Male
43%
482

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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
6%
Hispanic/Latino
76%
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 Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

5%

Students are transfer students

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
Essay or personal statement Recommended of Some
Interview Recommended of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: August 14

Spring: January 7

Summer: May 21

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented China
Cote D'ivoire
Nepal
Niger
Nigeria
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation
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