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Shepherd University

301 N King St, Shepherdstown, United States
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    0
  • Class Notes
    0
  • Textbook Notes
    0
  • Study Guides
    0
  • Currently Enrolled
    9
  • Previously Enrolled
    25

Overview of Shepherd University (SU)

About this school

Shepherd, founded in 1871, is a public, liberal arts college. Programs are offered through the Divisions of Arts and Humanities, Business and Social Sciences, Education and Professional Studies, and Natural Science and Mathematics. Its 320-acre campus is located in Shepherdstown, 65 miles from Washington, D.C.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:3,420
    • Men:1,487 (43.5%)
    • Women:1,933 (56.5%)

Location

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Admission Information (SU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Shepherd University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
2
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
6
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
PO Box 5000
City, State, Zip
Shepherdstown, WV  25443
Phone
(304) 876-5212
Fax
(304) 876-5165
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$45
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins August 15
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 3 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15
Early Action Notification
December 15

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 recommended for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
89% of 1,573 applicants were admitted
Women
90% of 913 applicants were admitted
Men
88% of 660 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
783 (56%) of 1,402 admitted students enrolled
Women
431 (52%) of 822 admitted students enrolled
Men
352 (61%) of 580 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.40
375 And Above
28%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
18%
2.00 - 2.49
7%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
524 average |480-570 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
536 average |490-580 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
21 average |19-24 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
2%
• Score 24 - 29
25%
• Score 18 - 23
59%
• Score 12 - 17
14%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (SU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $7,548|Out-of-state: $18,052
  • Room & Board: - $10,500 (72.31404958677686%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,000 (6.887052341597796%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,020 (20.798898071625345%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Shepherd University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning February 28
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003822
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
585 (98.5%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
402 (68.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
398 (99.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
147 (36.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
81%
Average Award
$12,978
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 280 (70.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,159
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 224 (56.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,409
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 246 (61.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
155 (26.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,109

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
2,511 (94.9%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,756 (69.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,726 (98.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
536 (31.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
76%
Average Award
$12,802
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,186 (68.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,611
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,146 (66.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,101
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 737 (42.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
583 (22.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,904

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
68%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$27,686
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
3.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
7.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Ethnic Background, Handicapped Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,130

Academics & Instruction (SU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


136

Part-Time Faculty


211

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


36%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 19% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 44% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 30% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 6% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 21% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 48% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 31% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
219,857

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
567
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Shepherd University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


64.9%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


24.6%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


38.7%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


42.0%

Programs & Majors (SU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (25)


  • Accounting
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • General Studies
  • History, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Liberal arts/general studies, Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


Business administration, biochemistry (biopharmaceutical science) with West Virginia University

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (1)


  • Curriculum and Instruction

    Campus Life (SU)

    Location & Geography

    Population


    1,736

    Nearest Metropolitan Area


    325 acres

    Environment


    Small town/city

    Campus Size


    Washington, D.C.

    Weather


    Temperature
    16.2 average low in January, 77.6 average high in September
    Rain
    114 rainy days per year

    Available Transportation


    Nearest Airport
    50 mile(s) from campus in Washington, D.C. (Dulles)
    Nearest Bus Station
    16 mile(s) from campus in Hagerstown, MD
    Nearest Train Station
    8 mile(s) from campus in Harpers Ferry

    Housing

    College Housing


    College offers housing to students

    Types of Housing


    Coed housing, disabled student housing

    Students of College Housing


    34% of all students

    Housing Restrictions


    Students required to live on campus through senior year

    Freshman Housing Guarantee


    Freshmen are guaranteed housing

    Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


    66%

    Security

    24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


    Available

    24-Hour Security Patrols


    Available

    Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


    Available

    Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


    Available

    Personal Support Services

    Health Service


    Offered

    Personal Counseling


    Offered

    Child Care


    Not offered

    Sports & Recreation

    School Athletics


    Athletic Conferences
    NCAA Division II
    Mascot
    Ram
    School Colors
    Blue and gold

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


    FactorOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Football
    Golf
    Lacrosse
    Soccer
    Softball
    Tennis
    Volleyball

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


    SportOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Football
    Golf
    Lacrosse
    Soccer
    Softball
    Tennis
    Volleyball

    Recreational Sports


    Intramural Sports
    basketball, football, racquetball, sand volleyball, soccer, volleyball

    Student Activities

    Activities And Organizations


    Shepherd University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, relay for life, student government association, ram marching band, sigma sigma sigma, alpha phi omega

    Sororities


    4% of women participate

    Fraternities


    3% of men participate

    ROTC


    Air Force ROTC offered off campus

    Student Body

    Co-educational


    Yes

    Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


    2,613

    Undergraduates


    All Undergraduates
    3,420
    Women
    1,933
    Men
    1,487

    Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


    • 0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
    • 1.9% Asian
    • 7.9% Black/African-American
    • 4.1% Hispanic/Latino
    • 2.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
    • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
    • 80.3% White
    • 2.2% Unknown

    International Students


    0.7% from 11 countries

    Average Age


    23

    Number of Graduate Students


    316

    Student Resources (SU)

    Study resources