Shepherd University: Ranking & Review

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Shepherd University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate89%88%90%
Applicants1,573660913
Admissions1,402580822
Enrolled undergraduates598261337
Enrolled total (including graduate students)3,7361,5762,160

896 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

73 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores310
Percent of students submitting SAT scores52%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
535
Math
525

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores385
Percent of students submitting ACT scores64%
ACT Composite
21
ACT English
21
ACT Math
20

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $45. Application fee for graduates - $40.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither required nor recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesRequired
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Shepherd University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus$21,031$31,572
Off-campus$22,578$33,119
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $10,328 and other expenses per full academic year.

Shepherd University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 1,112 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$5,364$14,955
Fees for full-time undergraduates$1,964$2,914
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$299$738
Tuition for Full-time graduates$7,578$10,314
Fees for full-time graduates$432$1,134
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates$445$636

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sTotal
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities133133
Education6439103
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services702595
Health Professions and Related Programs8080
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies5454
Social Sciences5151
Biological and Biomedical Sciences4747
Visual and Performing Arts4646
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs3232
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services2626
Psychology2424
History2222
Public Administration and Social Service Professions2020
English Language and Literature & Letters2020
Natural Resources and Conservation1616
Physical Sciences1212
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences1111
Engineering66
Mathematics and Statistics66
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics55
Grand Total74564809

A total of 745 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Shepherd University.

At the master's level 64 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate42%32%50%
  • Full-time retention rate - 65%
  • Part-time retention rate - 40%

General info

Founded1871
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsblue, gold
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff491
Instructional FTE192
Public Service FTE1
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Official Websiteshepherd.edu
Address301 North King St
Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 25443
United States
Urbanization levelTown: Fringe
City populationless than 2,500
Phone3048765000
Fax+1 (304) 876 3101

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