Shepherd University

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PO Box 3210

Shepherdstown, WV 25443-3210

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Phone: (304) 876-5000
2013-2014 Tuition
$6,125
in-state
$16,045
out-of-state
Students
4,170
enrolled
42%
male /
58%
female
Admissions
rolling admission
81.0%
accepted

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U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
U.S. News rank Category Name
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Regional Universities (South)

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Summary

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).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

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.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1871
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $22,071,980

Applying

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.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 81.0%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 23

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Academic Life

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.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 18:1
4-year graduation rate 20%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 16%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 14%
Education 10%
Health Professions and Related Programs 8%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 8%

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Student Life

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.

Total enrollment 4,326
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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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

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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)
Financial aid statistics
Financial aid statistics

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* Overview details based on 2012 data


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