The Future of You

Shepherd University’s safe and convenient location in West Virginia will open a world of possibilities—we offer a top undergraduate college education. Explore 80+ majors and minors, 15 NCAA Division II teams, and 90 student-led clubs & organizations while you pursue the Future of You.

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  • A 2022 U.S. News & World Report Top Public School 
  • #1 Best College Location in West Virginia (2022 Niche) 
  • A Best-Value College in West Virginia (2022 Niche) 
  • Top Hidden Gem in the Southeast (College Raptor)
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Who we are

  • A diverse community of learners and a gateway to the world of opportunities and ideas.
  • Supportive: there is one professor for every 14 students .
  • A place where you can be yourself and grow to your fullest potential.
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What we do

  • Offer 80+ majors and minors you can mix and match to gain practical experience toward achieving your unique dreams.
  • Engage students in top programs including environmental studies, nursing, accounting, historic preservation, political communication, photography, and theater.
  • Serve the community through initiatives such as Day of Service, Our Campus Cares, and Wishmakers.
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Where we are

  • One block from historic downtown Shepherdstown—the oldest town in the state.
  • Just a short drive to major cities in MD, VA, PA, and D.C. 
  • Close to many historical sites and national parks.
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More than 87% of Shepherd University students receive financial aid 

  • Apply to one of the best valued colleges in West Virginia.
  • Be automatically considered for scholarships up to nearly 65% of in-state tuition and fees.
  • From out of state? Reduce costs even further. All admitted students qualify for 100+ scholarships.
  • Apply for free with code APPLYSU.
  • Application only takes 10 minutes.
  • No test scores or essays required.
The future of you

Shepherd University

301 North King Street, Shepherdstown, WV, 25443