Shepherd University

602 reviews
  1. Shepherdstown, WV
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
Shepherd University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Mountain East Conference
Address
301 North King St
Shepherdstown, WV 25443

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
98%
SAT Range
890-1090
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$9,074/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,125/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,738/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,387/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,540/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,470/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
65%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.40 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.44 responses
34%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.44 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,093Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 29 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    45%
  • There is no "typical" student here
    34%
  • Hipster
    14%
  • Country
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
60%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.48 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.54 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Family
    30%
  • Small
    30%
  • Great Nursing Program
    19%
  • Spirit!
    15%
  • RBA Program
    4%
  • Supportive
    4%

After Shepherd University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
40%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
77%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.31 responses

Reviews

602 reviews
  • Excellent
    57
  • Very Good
    213
  • Average
    255
  • Poor
    54
  • Terrible
    23
Honestly, I love Shepherd University. I am a college sophomore as of the fall of 2016, and I have had the experience of a life time already. My school is small and easy to get around, yet comfortable and safe. I would never choose a different university to attend, because the professors are genuinely caring and effective at teaching the material. I have formed close knit bonds with most of professors, and the advisors have helped me get thirteen credits ahead of my peers as a sophomore, so I can graduate early. I changed my major from psychology to political science, and I have received emails about internships, scholarships, financial aid and other opportunities involved with my newly selected major. Many people always assume that West Virginia University is the best school in West Virginia, but I'd have to disagree because my school is the perfect choice for me. I'll stand by my opinion always as a Shepherd Ram!
  • College Freshman
  • 7 months ago
I attend Shepherd University and fun fact it's one of the most haunted towns in America and we have a tv show. It's a small campus in a quaint town. I love the vibes and feelings while walking to class to hanging out around campus, everyone is so nice and you pass smile after smile. You really start to feel at home there because of the family you build and comfort of the town. There's lots of school spirit and fun themed days to boast moral like hot coco day, peanut butter and jelly day, Popsicle day, and so much more. There's little spots to eat around town and lots of hiking opportunities. The professors are kind and easy to talk to. The small class size is one of my favorite things because all of my professors know my name and we form a nice student teacher relationship. I would chose my school a million times over again due to the unique small town features, great professors, beautiful scenery, and school activities. You are encouraged to be yourself and have a free spirit here!
  • College Senior
  • 2 months ago
Long story short, campus does not have many varieties of food, but town does! The cherry on top is that a majority of the restaurants in town (walking distance) accept the Rambler as payment which is the students meal plan/money card. We have Spanish, Indian, American, British, Home cooked, Healthy, vegan, vegetarian, Japanese, Chinese, McDonalds, Dairy Queen, Kings, Dominos Pizza, Sheetz, there are many options from ritzy to inexpensive. I love Mellow Moods, which is in town, it has so many healthy options and even offers fresh juices. The staff is amazing, the food is excellent, the drinks make you feel good inside, and the prices are reasonable for what you are buying. Next would be Maria's Taqueria which has amazing chips and queso, she makes everything fresh, its like our own little chipotle or Moes.
  • College Senior
  • Dec 27 2012