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Find out more about the characteristics of students who attend Shepherd.
See how many students applied, accepted, and enrolled at Shepherd. Learn more about students’ high school preparation and test scores.
Learn about costs to attend Shepherd and how much financial aid is typically awarded.
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Learn more about professors, where students live, and campus safety at Shepherd.
Discover ways to be actively involved in your education at Shepherd – inside and outside the classroom.
See which majors are most popular at Shepherd and what recent graduates plan to do after earning their bachelor's degree.
Discover how many students who start at Shepherd finish their bachelor's degree and how long it takes.
Figure out what learning gains to expect in critical thinking, writing, and other important subjects at Shepherd.
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.
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. Whether you do it for yourself or do it for others, just don’t stand there. Find your passion and stand out.