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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies: Required
Recommendations: Recommended
Secondary School GPA: Required
Secondary School Record: Required
TOEFL: Required

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AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: Yes

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Contact Info

301 North King St Shepherdstown, WV 25443
Phone: (304) 876-5000
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Shepherd University
  • Located in Shepherdstown, WV
  • Public
  • 4,234 students enrolled
  • 88% admitted
  • $5,230 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Laura from Kearneysville, WV
  • I am a current student here

    If there's one thing I can suggest to future students: look up the professors before you take them. There are certain professors that have a 90% fail rate. Don't waste your time on a class you'll have to ultimately retake.

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  • Susan from Brunswick, MD
  • I am a current student here

    There are some places in Shepherdstown that accepts rambler cards, if they're used it is possible to get discounts when purchasing items. Very useful for saving money in these trying times.

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  • Virag from Shepherdstown, WV
  • I am a current student here

    Always sit in the front of the class and communicate with your professors and fellow students. Try to answer and ask a lot of questions during class. You may feel silly, but you are actually being smart. The professor will get to know you and will recognize you are trying, and you will understand the material better. Find people with good work ethics and make study groups as long as you can all concentrate. Write your essays early-- Shepherd has a program where you can get it evaluated online by grad students in that major for free. Work hard, have fun, and surround yourself with people who challenge yet praise you, so you get motivated to always do your best.

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  • Rhonda from Martinsburg, WV
  • I am a past student here

    Visit the campus! Get to know the surrounding and enjoy your stay. There are plenty of outdoor activites to enjoy like kayaking and fishing. There are small cafes and laid back restaurants. It is an experience unlike a large campus.

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  • Elise
  • I am a current student here

    My main tip is to simply not go. However, if you find yourself at Shepherd, I strongly recommend learning about the professors before you take their classes (this mostly only applies to core classes). This is especially true for classes such as Biology, where your success is largely dependent on what professor you have. RateMyProfessor is a good start, but asking students around you is best. Find out who they had for the class you're taking, and then ask how it was.

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