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Shepherd University

Shepherdstown, WV

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Overview

Shepherd University is a Comprehensive institution located in Shepherdstown, WV, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 5000
Shepherdstown, WV  25443-5000
United States
Contact Ms. Kristen Lorenz
Director of Admissions
Email: admission@shepherd.edu
Phone: 304-876-5212
Fax: 304-876-5165

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Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
Computer Engineering, General Checkmark
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Health And Wellness, General Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
General Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Computational And Applied Mathematics Checkmark
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
International/globalization Studies Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Parks, Recreation, And Leisure Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Economics, General Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art/art Studies, General Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Music Performance, General Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

1,651
Applied
1,613
Accepted
2,716
Enrolled
98%
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Female Admissions

964
Females Applied
940
Females Accepted
98%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

687
Males Applied
673
Males Accepted
98%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

45
Application Fee
3.6
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2
Other requirements exist (see below)
Recommended Essay
Other requirements: ACT/SAT Scores

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Out of state Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 538 480 590
SAT Math 513 460 560
ACT Composite 23 19 25

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

7,784
In-state
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Minorities
Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

12,565
Avg. Financial Aid Package
13,505
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
5,566
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
2,622
Avg. Loan Aid
8,177
Avg. Grant Aid
5,806
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
98% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
81.28%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
32%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

2,716
Total Undergrad students
1%
International Students
33%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.53%
Black or African American 7.58%
White or Caucasian 74.43%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.4%
Asian 2.06%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.12%
Two or more races 4.96%
Other 2.54%

Gender

Male (42.67%)
Female (60.97%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 27%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Homecoming, Midnight Breakfast and Relay for Life

Student Services

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Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Relay for Life, Student Government Association, Ram Marching Band, Sigma Sigma Sigma and Program Board

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 2 Checkmark
Basketball No Division 2 Checkmark
Football No Division 2 Checkmark
Golf No Division 2 Checkmark
Lacrosse No No No
Soccer No Division 2 Checkmark
Softball No No No
Tennis No Division 2 Checkmark
Volleyball No No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball No Division 2 Checkmark
Football No No No
Golf No No No
Lacrosse No Division 2 Checkmark
Soccer No Division 2 Checkmark
Softball No Division 2 Checkmark
Tennis No Division 2 Checkmark
Volleyball No Division 2 Checkmark

Faculty

281
Total Faculty
14:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 139
Part-time - 142
Male - 135
Female - 146
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