Shepherd University: Review & Facts

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Shepherd University is a medium four-year, public school with 3,865 students enrolled. This school was established in 1871 and is the only institution located in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
30
Fair
Bachelor's degree and master's degree are offered at Shepherd University.

Shepherd University deploys a semester-based curriculum calendar system and provides 30 majors. The most popular concentrations are Education, General Studies, Business, Management, and Nursing. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other colleges.


Student Retention
66%
Fair
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a positive sign. Nevertheless, if you are planning to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Shepherd University student retention rate is relatively low at 66% (close to West Virginia average). Considering this statistic, it seems that students like their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
15 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Shepherd University is low - 39%. About 10% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Shepherd University is pretty decent: 15:1. Read more information regarding instructors at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$16,700
High
Average tuition costs are slightly high, about $13,800 annually. The additional fees at Shepherd University not covered by tuition are approximately $2,900; this comes to a total of $16,700 per year.

Read the details about Shepherd University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
90%
Easy
As reported in recent government data, 1,648 applications were submitted and 1,481 were accepted; so it is very easy to enroll at this school.

The college might accept dual credits, credits for life experience, and advanced placement credits for admission.

Read the details about admissions as well applicants test score statistics at Shepherd University in the Admissions and Tests report for this institution.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$4,500
Medium
Shepherd University offers a distance education program and study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Shepherd University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
F
Unsafe
Shepherd University offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates roughly 1,400 students, which provides a viable on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is relatively low: about $4,500 a year.

Air Force ROTC programs are available at Shepherd University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime numbers, Shepherd University appears to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Shepherd University Location and Maps



Post Address: Shepherd University, 301 North King St, Shepherdstown, West Virginia 25443, USA
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