Shepherd University

599 reviews
  1. Shepherdstown, WV
  2. 4 Year
C-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    C-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    C+
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.23 responses
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.27 responses
41%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.27 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 15 responses
Report
  • There is no "typical" student here
    40%
  • Diverse
    27%
  • Hipster
    27%
  • Country
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.34 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.38 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Family
    30%
  • Spirit!
    30%
  • Small
    20%
  • Great Nursing Program
    10%
  • RBA Program
    10%
  • Supportive
    0%

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%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.14 responses

Reviews

599 reviews
  • Excellent
    57
  • Very Good
    212
  • Average
    254
  • Poor
    53
  • Terrible
    23
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
  • 5 days ago
Shepherd is a good starting point for me. I'm not a huge fan of small schools but the nursing program is great and very engaging, and I know it will prepare me for what's next in my education.
  • College Freshman
  • 9 days ago
So far, my college experience has been great. The professors are very helpful and friendly. It is also very easy to get involved. I love how Shepherd has a small town feel to it. My favorite thing about Shepherd is how many activities there is to do around campus. There is always something to get yourself into.
  • College Freshman
  • 18 days ago