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Shepherd University

301 North King St, Shepherdstown, WV

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Shepherd University provides a variety of program options for students to assist them in their growth and development. The school is located in Shepherdstown, WV and publically funded. Enrollment at Shepherd University exceeds four thousand per year.

Areas of study available at Shepherd University include but are not limited to:

  • Liberal Arts And Sciences
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Education
  • Recreation And Fitness Studies
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Visual And Performing Arts

Students applying for admission are most often asked to submit an application, transcripts, records, standardized test scores and any requested letters of recommendations, which will then be reviewed by the admissions committee. The most common exam scores among students admitted to this school are between 19 to 24 for the ACT exam, or 910 to 1110 on the SAT. 88% of applicants are admitted to Shepherd University, of which 43% choose to enroll. More information on admissions can be found here.

The cost of undergraduate tuition varies for in-state and nonresidents. In-state residents pay around $6,100 and nonresidents pay $16,000 annually. The price of on-campus housing is approximately $4,900 annually. This school may provide financial aid for students that are eligible in the form of grants and loans.

The Shepherd University Rams participate in several athletic programs, overseen by the NCAA. Available athletic programs offered may include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division II)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Football (NCAA Division II)
  • Golf (NCAA Division II)

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may provide a better idea of the students Shepherd University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Shepherd University is around 3,900 students, with undergraduate students making up about 95% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.

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Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $9,100. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $45 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $4,900-$5,900
    • Out-of-State: $14,000-$16,520
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • State Residents: $280-$330 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $690-$820 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid90%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships77%$6,523
Receiving Student Loans56%$10,328
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Shepherd University may provide student services like those listed below:

  • Online classes
  • Career path counseling
  • Work study style employment
  • Assisting students to find work

Graduation Rates

Shepherd University has an overall graduation rate which is close to 38%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years18%
Graduating in 5 Years16%
Graduating in 6 Years4%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Music Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

Shepherd University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division II (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (370)
  • Basketball (370)
  • Football (370)
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Shepherd University by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
89.87%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
90%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
15:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
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FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$12,127