Shepherd is a public university located in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,614 undergraduate students. The Shepherd acceptance rate is 89%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Business. Graduating 42% of students, Shepherd alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,400.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.40 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.51 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.51 responses
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.55 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.61 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.31 responses
Shepherd University Reviews
I like Shepherd University a lot! The professors are kind and want their students to succeed. Shepherd makes their admission process simple for their students. Their registration process is also very simple. However, Shepherd's office of Residence Life is not always the most helpful. They tend to respond to emails very late and not always answer questions completely. The school as a whole is great though!
Shepherd University is a very nice school to go to. It is good for those who like a smaller classroom size where you can get to know everybody. The classes are not too overwhelming depending on the professor you get. There are multiple area's to eat at on campus which offer fairly average, ok food. you can also do a quick walk into Shepherdstown and go to the local food areas there too! It's very cute and quaint to be in.
Shepherd University is a relatively small university in WV in terms of both the size of the campus and the number of students. The class sizes are also small with the sizes ranging from around 15 to 30 students in most classes. My time at Shepherd University was a very enjoyable one with most of my professors being very knowledgeable professors who genuinely cared about my success and learning at Shepherd. The small class sizes allowed for more face-to-face interaction with the professors, which is something that I very much appreciated and enjoyed. Professors knew you on a first-name basis and could respond to your emails fairly quickly to help you whenever you needed. The facilities at Shepherd such as the Wellness Center and the library are clean and have relatively new technology. The dining centers across campus are a bit of a let down but they are certainly not terrible either.