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Shepherd University is a public institution that was founded in 1871. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,170, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 325 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Shepherd University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,125 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $16,045 (2013-14).
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Shepherd University, a West Virginia public liberal arts university, is a diverse community of learners and a gateway to the world of opportunities and ideas. We are the regional center for academic, cultural, and economic opportunity. Our mission of service succeeds because we are dedicated to our core values: learning, engagement, integrity, accessibility, and community.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to Shepherd University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early action deadline is November 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 23. The application fee at Shepherd University is $45. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 81 percent and an early acceptance rate of 50.8 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||81.0%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 23|
The student-faculty ratio at Shepherd University is 18:1, and the school has 47.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Shepherd University include: Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Health Professions and Related Programs; and Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 66.8 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||20%|
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Shepherd University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,170, with a gender distribution of 42.4 percent male students and 57.6 percent female students. At this school, 33 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 67 percent of students live off campus. Shepherd University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
Shepherd University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring and health service. Shepherd University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Shepherd University.
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||No|
Paying for School
At Shepherd University, 60.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $4,984.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|In-state tuition and fees||$6,125 (2013-14)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$16,045 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$8,612 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data