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Shepherd University, a premier public liberal arts university, combines foundational coursework with professional preparation so graduates can thrive in an ever-changing global economy.

Shepherd University, a premier public liberal arts university, offers an excellent education at an affordable price. Located in the small historic town of Shepherdstown, West Virginia, rich in the history of the Revolutionary and Civil wars, the University is the gateway to nearby urban centers of Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. Shepherd graduates benefit from numerous service learning opportunities experienced throughout their academic careers, developing a strong commitment to developing their communities.

Living in the Shepherd Community

Athletes to activists, outdoor enthusiasts to entrepreneurs - all come together in our close-knit community. Whether sharing a meal in the dining hall, joining in the Relay for Life, or cheering on the Rams at Homecoming, you’ll always be among friends.

At Shepherd University, you can make a real difference. We are large enough to offer it all - sports, performing groups, active service organizations, honor societies, and all kinds of student-run organizations - yet we are small enough that you can shine. Find your passion and stand out.

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