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grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B minus
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade A minus
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade C+
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade B+

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Shepherd is a public university located in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,543 undergraduate students. The Shepherd acceptance rate is 96%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Nursing. Graduating 49% of students, Shepherd alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,400.

About

301 North King St
Shepherdstown, WV 25443
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference

Shepherd University Rankings

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Shepherd Admissions

Acceptance Rate
96%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
970-1170
ACT Range
19-26
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$10,390 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$7,781 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
65%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 40 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 52 responses
33%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 52 responses

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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    23%
  • On Campus
    76%
  • Online
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,543 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
837
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
12%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 36 responses
  • Diverse
    44%
  • There is no "typical" student here
    39%
  • Hipster
    11%
  • Country
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
59%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 56 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 62 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 35 responses
  • Small
    31%
  • Family
    23%
  • Great Nursing Program
    20%
  • Spirit!
    11%
  • Supportive
    9%
  • Fast-paced
    3%
  • RBA Program
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
49%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
77%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 31 responses

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