Shepherd University

Shepherd University

Shepherdstown , United States
  • 85
    Acceptance Rate
  • 8
    Available Programs
  • 3159
  • 14836
    Average Cost
  • 85
    Employment Rate
  • Program
  • Permit


Set on a 323-acre campus perched high above the Potomac River, Shepherd provides the 3,100 student population a personal touch with a 14:1 student to faculty ratio and an average class size of 14.

Located only 90 minutes from Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, the university offers a wide variety of internship and job opportunities in local entrepreneurial initiatives as well as in national and international industries. Shepherd’s safe and convenient location opens a world of vibrant cultural and educational possibilities to students.

The university fields 15 NCAA Division II athletic teams and offers more than 100 clubs and organizations, many with a strong emphasis on student community service. Shepherd University is a military-friendly campus and is a proud partner in the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Yellow Ribbon Program.

Along with many career, study abroad, and honors opportunities, Shepherd is also the home to the Contemporary American Theater Festival, the George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War, the Center for Regional Innovation, Bonnie and Bill Stubblefield Institute for Civil Political Communications, and the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education.

Entry requirements

Freshman applicants should submit their secondary (high school) transcript. Students who have completed college/university coursework should submit all post-secondary transcripts.

For coursework completed outside of the United States, applicants must order an official course-by-course evaluation from any current member of NACES.  Evaluations must include a statement of U.S. high school or degree equivalency.

Course descriptions may be required for the award of specific credit.

Proof of English proficiency (SAT - 990, ACT - 15, TOEFL - 79 iBT, 550 PBT, or 213 CBT, IELTS - 6.5, EIKEN - Grade Pre-1, A.C.E. Language Institute’s Intensive English Language Program)

Scholarship & funding

All first-time freshmen are eligible to receive an academic scholarship from Shepherd University, granted they are not receiving Academic Common Market. For more information visit this page