Shepherd University

301 North King St, Shepherdstown, WV

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Questions and Answers about Shepherd University

Abby F.
5 months ago
Does Shepherd University allow testing to be done so one can earn credit for the selected class without having to take the class?
Andrew C.
6 months ago
Does Shepherd University sports teams allow walk ons?
Lily R.
8 months ago
What is the cost range for the different housing that is available to freshmen?
Jenna D.
8 months ago
Does Shepherd University offer any benefits for legacy students?
Breanna M.
10 months ago
Does Shepherd University have a public chart of credits that transfer from AP courses?
Shepherd University
We do! Check out .
Sydney C.
1 year ago
What opportunities or programs does Shepherd University have in place to help first-year students acclimate to college life?
Shepherd University
We have several programs! Every first-year student must complete a First Year Experience course which will help guide the student in the college transition. Out Student Success Center assists students in developing time management, organization and study skills, to name a few. Our TRiO program is similar, but it geared at assisting first-generation college students. Check out and for more information!

Majors offered at Shepherd University

Biggest majors
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
Business Administration, Management and Operations

Academics at Shepherd University

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
16 to 1
Least Selective (89% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

Demographics for Shepherd University Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
Shepherd University Students4%13%78%12%1%2%1%
All College Students11%21%37%25%2%2%1%
Gender breakdown
Shepherd University Students
< 3% Gender nonconforming
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Common careers for Shepherd University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Senior Software Engineer131k
Software Engineer105k
Financial Controller93k
Senior Accountant60k
Security Engineer53k
Staff Accountant49k
Human Resources (HR) Generalist48k
Based on 1,344 student responses
48.9kAvg. Early Career Pay
89.4kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
51%in High-Meaning careers
12%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Shepherd University

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Student reviews of Shepherd University

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Recommended by

100% of students

Known for

Safe campus
Welcoming student body
Access to outdoor activities
Lots of interesting clubs and activities
Comfortable dorms
angie xuhy aguirre castano
Advocacy And Activism
Acting And Theater



I really enjoy hearing my friends talk about the progress and help they gain while working with the professors at the shepherd and how willing the staff is to help you with all the things you might need to succeed.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Personally, I think the dorms could use a little deep cleaning but overall the good outweighs the bad.

Raven Phares
Graphic Design
digital art



I have had an amazing education experience so far, and cannot wait for the rest of my time here.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Some of the cooking staff do not take their job seriously and let food get burned more than once.

Abby Flores
Business And Entrepreneurship
Poetry + 6 others



What I like the most about Shepherd University is just how integrated it is into the community. There are so many places you can visit downtown and there is a trail right off the bridge into Maryland giving you many chances to be out in nature. The people at the university are all very welcoming and are easy to get along with. Since this University is a community college, its environment isn't overwhelming since the campus is a decent size and the class sizes typically only range from to 20-30 people making it easier to create connections with others.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

For the most part, I have enjoyed my life on campus, however, I do wish there was more variety when it comes to food. In the areas that I have eaten, it's typically a bit more on the range of fast food and there is really only one area that provides more of a healthier palette which is at the Wellness Center.

Jeremy Corey
Coding And Computer Science
Archery + 4 others



What I liked about Shepherd University was the history as well as the atmosphere. The classes are smaller so you get more 1 on 1 with the professors and instructors allows you to be able to succeed a lot more. They are very strong on community outreach

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I didn't stay on campus by the dorms weren't the best. They've since added new apartments and a new dorm hall that is a state of the art.

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