Welcome to Shepherd University, where you’ll find all of the opportunities you’d expect and more from a premier liberal arts university nationally recognized for excellence and value! As a proud member of the prestigious Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), we strongly believe in educating the whole student.
With more than 79 undergraduate programs, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect match for your academic strengths and career interests. We offer small classes, with dedicated professors that will give you the personal attention you need to thrive in your college experience. Those same professors will expose you to study abroad, internship, and research opportunities in the region and across the world. You’ll find yourself supported and challenged in a close-knit community that encourages you to engage in leadership and service in order to heighten your academic achievements. You’ll also find pride and excitement in a tradition of championship athletics and passionate school spirit.
Your unique new home could be a 323-acre campus perched high above the Potomac River, surrounded by historic sites, hiking and biking trails, and white-water rapids. Located just an hour and a half outside of Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Shepherdstown is a true blend of amazing history and modern wonders.
While I encourage you to explore our different departments’ websites to learn more about the extensive opportunities that Shepherd has to offer, the best way to explore life at Shepherd is to visit campus. Stop in to meet with an admissions counselor and take a campus tour, or sign up to attend an Open House this fall (dates coming soon!). Contact the Office of Admissions at 304-876-5212 today to arrange your visit.
I invite you to discover all that a Shepherd education has to offer.
Shari Payne, Ed.D.
Vice President for Enrollment Management