Shepherd University Overview
Shepherd University is a public institution located in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Shepherdstown is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.
What Is Shepherd University Known For?
- The highest award offered at Shepherd University is the doctor's degree.
- In 2017-2018, 55% of the faculty were full-time.
Shepherd University Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Shepherd University.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Shepherd University has earned from around the web.
|#25||Highest Paid Sociology Graduates||College Factual|
Where Is Shepherd University?
Contact details for Shepherd University are given below.
|Address:||301 North King St, Shepherdstown, WV 25443|
How Do I Get Into Shepherd University?
You can apply to Shepherd University online at: www.shepherd.edu/admissions/apply-to-shepherd
Admission Requirements for Shepherd University
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Shepherd University?
Approximately 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 88%, and the acceptance rate for women is 90%.
Average Test Scores
About 52% of students accepted to Shepherd University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 490 and 580. Math scores were between 480 and 570.
Can I Afford Shepherd University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Shepherd University, approximately 55% of students took out student loans averaging $6,360 a year. That adds up to $25,440 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Shepherd University is 9.7%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.
Shepherd University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 354 graduate students at the school.
Of the 2,354 full-time undergraduates at Shepherd University, 42% are male and 58% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Shepherd University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||194|
|Hispanic or Latino||163|
West Virginia students aren't the only ones who study at Shepherd University. At this time, 11 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 25 countries are represented at Shepherd University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Australia, Nigeria, and South Korea.
Online Learning at Shepherd University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Shepherd University has changed over the last few years.
Online Growth Rankings of Shepherd University
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Shepherd University was 26.7%. This is the #751 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Shepherd University regardless of major.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Shepherd University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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