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Shepherd University Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 717 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 10 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

58% Women
42% Men


NCAA Division II (with football)

West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conf

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $34,920)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $34,537)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 28 - - -
Basketball 14 14 - -
Football 115 - - -
Golf 9 - - -
Lacrosse - 24 - -
Soccer 32 21 - -
Softball - 17 - -
Tennis 10 9 - -
Volleyball - 12 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.7%
Black/non-Hispanic 4.7%
Hispanic 2.6%
Non-resident alien 0.4%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 13.3%
Two or more races 0.5%
White/non-Hispanic 76.3%
Percent of students with disability 7%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

We do not have information for clubs or organizations at Shepherd University

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 11
Liquor Law Violation 18
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 9
Property Crime 10
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Courtney from Carlisle, PA
  • 4
  • the dorms were secure and require to access entrances even though the floors are seperated by gender. it provides a more private or home like experience. the housing options from…

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  • Kacie from Craigsville, WV
  • 4
  • I liked how shepherd gave me a survey to find out how live. They review your survey and choose a roommate that will be compatible with your personality and living…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Susan from Brunswick, MD
  • I am a current student here

    I've always liked the food, though I've heard people complain of it's repetitiveness. The only part that bothered me is that I would get confused on what was in the food.

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  • 3
  • Virag from Shepherdstown, WV
  • I am a current student here

    The food at Shepherd is fine, not amazing, not bad. The dining area is clean and never too crowded. However, since Shepherd is a hippie-ish town, there are always healthy options for the food-conscious as well as a few fast food chains right on the outskirts of town.

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  • 3
  • Ellie from Martinsburg, WV
  • I am a current student here

    Depends on where you eat; dining hall is usually below average in quality, but the wellness center and bistro are typically good.

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  • 4
  • Rhonda from Martinsburg, WV
  • I am a past student here

    There is a fine mix of casual dinning, relaxing cafes and up-scale restaurants. Many places have outdoor seating, which is a delight during warmer weather.

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  • 2
  • Elise
  • I am a current student here

    Fortunately I haven't gone to dining hall at all this semester, although I've heard that the quality went down and the price went up. The food in dining hall is HORRIBLE. The food in the rams den is completely disgusting and unhealthy for you--most of it is fried. The Bistro is probably the only place on campus worth eating, but the food costs much more than it's worth. A cup of carrots with ranch or peanut butter costs about $3. Even though the amount of carrots they use probably only costs them a dollar or less.

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  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    The dining hall offers a buffet with a great selection. There is even options for vegetarians (veggie burgers ect...). If you don't have a meal plan the food is expensive, but even sometime the meal plan wont cover the full cost of the food. The nearby restaurants are great!

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  • 3
  • Megan from Mt. Airy, MD
  • I am a current student here

    You have 3 choices. Rams den, Dining hall, and Wellness center. Rams den is pretty good most of the time. a good place to go to in order to switch it up. Dining hall is the down fall. they run out of food often and its not very good. Wellness center has good healthy smoothies and if you find the right sandwich it is good!

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  • 3
  • Taylor from Pasadena, MD
  • I am a current student here

    The food here is better than my high school's cafeteria food, but it's not like any fancy campus food. We have 3 places to eat on campus... Student Center, Wellness Cafe, and D-Hall. D-Hall is great because there's always someone making omelets/french toast/eggs/pancakes/etc right when you want it for breakfast and then they'll make pasta/wraps/sandwiches/salads there for lunch/dinner. There's also a pizza/pasta bar, salad bar, noodle bar, burrito bar, and then 2 lines; 1 for fried/junk food and 1 for your average dinner food. At the Wellness Cafe, they've got really good sandwiches/wraps and you can also make your own. They've got healthier choices there, and they're open for breakfast/lunch/dinner. And then there's the Student Center, which is made up of Ram's Den and the Bistro. The Ram's Den has more of the fast food type of stuff, but they do make sushi (that's surprisingly good) over there. And then the Bistro makes really good wraps/sandwiches. So good!

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  • 1
  • Sam
  • I am a current student here

    The food in the dining hall is not really that appetizing and you have to watch out what type of meal plan you get because there are some places on campus that regulate what you can buy using a meal plan.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Shepherd Student
  • I am a current student here

    Greek Life is definitely not a major component of Shepherd, and there is no hazing whatsoever. I've heard that it's pretty easy to get into a frat or sorority, and there aren't really a ton of choices to choose from.

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