3,421
Students
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12,802
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
89
89%
Acceptance Rate
Small town
Setting
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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

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

1,573
Applied
1,402
Accepted
3,421
Enrolled
89%
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Female Admissions

913
Females Applied
822
Females Accepted
90%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

660
Males Applied
580
Males Accepted
88%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

45
Application Fee
3.4
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2
Recommended Essay
A minimum high school GPA of 3
2 recommendations

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported August 15th Yes
Other early decision plan November 15th December 15th
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 536 490 580
SAT Math 524 480 570
ACT Composite 21 19 24

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

7,548
In-state
18,052
Out-of-state
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Fees

10,500
Room & board
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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

12,802
Avg. Financial Aid Package
12,978
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
6,562
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,048
Avg. Loan Aid
10,904
Avg. Grant Aid
5,611
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
98% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
76%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
31%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

3,421
Total undergrad students
1%
International Students
33%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.09%
Black or African American 7.86%
White or Caucasian 79.74%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.53%
Asian 1.87%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.12%
Two or more races 2.92%
Other 2.16%

Gender

Male (43.47%)
Female (56.5%)

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 34%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Homecoming, Midnight Breakfast and Relay for Life

Student Services

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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 Alpha Phi Omega

Campus Security & Safety

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Other Campus Security & Safety:
student security in academic buildings, RAVE emergency alert system

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 2 Checkmark
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Golf No Division 2 Checkmark
Lacrosse No No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Softball No No No
Tennis No Division 2 Checkmark
Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
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Football Checkmark No No
Golf No No No
Lacrosse No Division 2 Checkmark
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Softball No Division 2 Checkmark
Tennis No Division 2 Checkmark
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Faculty

347
Total Faculty
15:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 136
Part-time - 211
Male - 166
Female - 181