Shepherd University

301 North King St, Shepherdstown, WV 25443-3210
Tel: (304)876-5000
Public | 4,308 students
Shepherd University, a fully accredited public institution of higher education founded in 1871 and located in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, offers a wide variety of distinguished degree programs and other learning opportunities to both traditional and nontraditional students.

School Overview:

Shepherd University
CountyJefferson County, WV
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPublic
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
217 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment4,308 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
3,540 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
768 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
4,145 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
163 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted87%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)450-560450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)450-550460-573
ACT English (25-75%)19-2419-25
ACT Math (25-75%)17-2318-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)19-2420-25

School Notes:

  • The University provides credit courses for individuals that may not be seeking a specific degree, but who seek to broaden and update their knowledge in either familiar or new fields of intellectual endeavor. The heart of our baccalaureate curriculum is a formal General Studies Program that prepares a student to take his or her place as an educated citizen in a changing world. The University is committed, as well, to developing and implementing a selected number of graduate programs.
  • The University offers baccalaureate degrees in a wide range of fields, encompassing the liberal arts, business administration, teacher education, the social and natural sciences, and other career-oriented areas. Shepherd University, through its alliances with business organizations, industry, and government agencies, promotes economic development in the region. The University enhances the cultural atmosphere of the community with performing arts activities, public lectures, and athletic events. Outreach experiences, such as student internships and cooperative agreements, also link the University to the life of the community
  • Shepherd University is situated in the Shenandoah Valley, on the banks of the Potomac River, in historic Shepherdstown, West Virginia. The oldest town in the state, Shepherdstown is a quaint university community, with the town and campus combining to offer a unique learning-living environment.
  • The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. Individual programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, the National Association of Schools of Music, the West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Registered Nurses, the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, and the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education.
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