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Shepherd University, founded on September, 1871, is a public, co-ed university, located on the banks of the Potomac River, in Shepherdstown. It was formed as Shepherd College but after several name and status changes, it was given its present name in 2004. The main campus is spread across an area of more than 320 acres and the University currently records an Enrolment of more than 4, 200 students annually. It offers baccalaureate's degrees in diverse Course Topics ranging from liberal arts, and business administration, to education, and other career-oriented fields. The university is comprised of the following schools:

  • School of Arts and Humanities
  • School of Business and Social Sciences
  • School of Education and Professional Studies
  • School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Shepherd University possesses an active athletics department and their sports teams compete in 11 NCAA Division II. The students participate in several sports such as men's basketball, women's basketball, baseball, football, softball, women's volleyball, men's soccer, men's tennis, women's soccer, women's tennis, and golf. Their sports teams are known as the Rams.

Profile of Shepherd University

Shepherd University is located in Shepherdstown, WV (a town not far from a more urbanized area). The school is a public institution. The highest degree level offered by Shepherd University is the Master's degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in art studies, nutrition and exercise therapy, liberal arts, and conservation and resource management.

Shepherd University Selectivity

Shepherd University does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 480. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 460 and 550.


Shepherd University has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

The school had 4, 119 enrolled students in 2007.

Student Life

Shepherd University offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans. Shepherd University values student athletics, and belongs to the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Shepherd University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts153general studies, sociology, English, political science, history, economics
Education and Teaching93secondary teaching, elementary school teaching, curriculum and instruction
Business and Management84business management, accounting
Art Studies46art studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy44parks and recreation studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine38registered nursing
Therapy and Counselling24psychology
Family and Social Work22social work, family and consumer science
Science21biology, chemistry
Media21communication studies
Conservation and Resource Management17environmental studies
Computer Science and Engineering15computer and info science

Contact: Shepherd University

Shepherd University

301 N. King St

Shepherdstown, WV 25443-3210

General Phone: (304) 876-5000

http://www.SHEPHERD. EDU

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