Shepherd University

Shepherdstown, WV, USA
3.53 Average Rating

With campus overlooking the Potomac River, Shepherd University is a 4-year public liberal arts college in the Shenandoah Valley region of West Virginia. Shepherd confers bachelor’s degrees in over 90 academic majors and minors. During every school year, all Shepherd students participate in a Common Reading program featuring a book chosen by online vote. In addition to its academic facilities, the Shepherd campus is home to the George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War and the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education. Shepherd University is a a partner of the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Yellow Ribbon Program and has a military-friendly campus.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Town
In State Students
68%
Out of State Students
32%
0
100
89%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 21
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1000
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 15, 2018
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
3,736
Total Number of Undergrads
3,421
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
25%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
42%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
15:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$9,352
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$7,548
Out-of-State Tuition
$18,048
0
100
82%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
80%
Average Aid Per Year
$7,237
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
42%
58%
Student Organizations
87
Size of Town
Town: Fringe
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Washington
Baltimore
Pittsburgh
Cumberland
Philadelphia
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$39,700
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What Students Are Saying

3.53 Average Rating
The campus is so nice, and easy to navigate. I am in the process of applying for Shepherd and they keep me updated on any paperwork I should be expecting in the mail. The admission counselor is so nice and really easy to keep in contact with; every question I've had was answered quickly and honestly.
Kacie from Craigsville, WV
Shepherd is a small school, but it's quaint for those who don't want to be too far from home. It has smaller classes so you don't feel forgotten and can be helped. There are many places to socialize and clubs to join.
Vianey from Martinsburg, WV

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