PO Box 3210 Shepherdstown, WV 25443-3210 304-876-5212
http://www.shepherd.edu admissions@shepherd.edu
About Shepherd University
  • Year of Foundation 1871
  • Size of Campus 323 Acre
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 3,809
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 58%, 42%, 38%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $5,234 in-state, $14,046 out-of-state
  • Room and Board $7,220
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee $45
  • Enrollment No. 3,676
Shepherd University is a state-supported institution within the West Virginia system of higher education. From its beginnings over 130 years ago, the University has evolved into a comprehensive center of higher learning, serving a number of related, yet distinct roles: *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. *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.
Social Life And Activities
  • Percent students who are frat members 6%
  • Number of honor societies Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Kappa Delta, Phi Alpha Theta, Alpha Kappa Delta, Kappa Delta Pi, Phi Epsilon Kappa, Psi Chi, Beta Beta Beta, Mu Alpha Theta, Pi Sigma Alpha, Sigma Tau Delta
  • Setting Rural
  • Number of sororities 3
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Campus Crusade, Common Ground, Latter Day Saints Student Group
  • Other on-campus organizations 0%
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 5%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) International Student Union, Multicultural Leadership Team, Sistaz, United Brothers, Allies, NAACP
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 4
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Performing Arts Series at Shepherd, Family Day, Shepfest, Student Recognition Day, Appalachian Heritage Festival, Midnight Breakfast, Relay for Life, Homecoming, Program Board Movies, Multicultural Student Affairs Program Series, Student Organization Fair,
  • Number of students in fraternities 4
  • Public Transportation to the University No
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Dulles International Airport (48), Hagerstown, MD (20)
  • Distance to nearest train Martinsburg, WV (10)
  • Distance to nearest bus Hagerstown, MD (16)
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 0%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 12
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 81%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 0%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 27%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 17%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 50%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 2%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (72%), other housing options (28%)
Campus Services
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi No
  • Library Facilities Electronic databases; 12,000+ full-text periodicals online
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number of e-books 0
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 0
  • Computer Courses No
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills, other
  • Number Of Books in Library 189,055
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 0
  • Basic Services Provided health service, other
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 7,632
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 100
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support
  • Museums Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 2
  • Number Of Microforms 372,989
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Number Of Subscriptions 539
Student Employment and Career
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 80%
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (University of Maryland, College Park)
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 2,152
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 8%
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs School Systems: Berkeley, Jefferson, WV; Baltimore, Frederick, Washington County, Md.; Frederick, Loudoun, VA Hospitals: Frederick Memorial, VA; Valley Health, Washington County; Winchester Medical CenterBanks, Government, CPA firms, Fitness Centers
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
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