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Shepherd University
Shepherd University 301 N. King St Shepherdstown, WV 25443 Phone: (304) 876-5000
  • General Information
    About Shepherd University

    Mission Statement and Statement of Core Values Shepherd University, a West Virginia public liberal arts university, is a diverse community of learners and a gateway to the world of opportunities and ideas. We are the regional center for academic, cultural, and economic opportunity. Our mission of service succeeds because we are dedicated to our core values: learning, engagement, integrity, accessibility, and community.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • Credit for life experiences
    • Advanced placement (AP) credits
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    Campus Setting
    • Town: Fringe
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 1,701
    Percent Admitted 94%
    Men Admitted 92%
    Women Admitted 96%
    Full Time Retention Rate 66%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 450 560
      Math 460 540
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 19 24
      English 17 22
      Math 19 25
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 4,936
    Native American 36
    Asian 84
    African American 254
    Hispanic 117
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 3,340
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 52

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