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)
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.
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.
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.
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.