#3 Best Public Universities in West Virginia

Shepherd University

Shepherdstown, West Virginia

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Student Population
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Location Shepherdstown, West Virginia
Online shepherd.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Town Fringe
Shepherd University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, Shepherd University is a small four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 1,370 prospective students applied, and 1,319 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 483 enrolled in the school.  2,623 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,025 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $5,790 plus fees of $1,994. Shepherd University is ranked 770 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Shepherd University is rated within the lower 41% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
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SAT 970/1170
ACT 19/26
GPA 3.27
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jul 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $45

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Annual Cost to Attend

West Virginia Resident Tuition
In State Costs for Shepherd University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,994
Room and Board $10,750
Budget for Other Expenses$2,875
Total One Year Cost$22,409
Out of State Resident Tuition
Out of State Costs for Shepherd University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,994
Room and Board $10,750
Budget for Other Expenses$2,875
Total One Year Cost$31,895

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$41,500 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
46% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Shepherd University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 18%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 15%
Education 13%
Visual and Performing Arts 7%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=237792 IPEDS survey data for Shepherd University.

Current students may use the Shepherd University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.