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Type of University
Coeducational, state-supported, four-year University with a strong liberal arts emphasis. Admission is competitive.

Established in 1871 as a private college; became a state-supported institution in 1872; became a university in 2004.

4,170 undergraduate; 156 graduate

Student/Faculty Ratio

Tuition and Fees, 2012-2013(yearly)
$5,834 for residents of West Virginia; $15,136 for students from other states.

Room and Board, 2012-2013 (yearly)
$8,424 (Costs are higher for upperclass students living in the suite-style or apartment-style residence halls.)

Academic Year
Two semesters and two five-week summer sessions.

Degrees Offered
Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Music Education, Bachelor of Science, Regents Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Social Work, Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts in College Student Development and Administration, Master of Music, Music Education.

Undergraduate Majors
Academic programs are available in more than 75 fields, including most areas of the liberal arts and sciences, the creative arts, business, education, health, and a variety of other career-related disciplines.

Class Size
On average, 20 to 25 students.

Financial Aid
Scholarships, loans, grants, and work-study programs are available, based on need, academic achievement, and special skills.

Students choose from dozens of campus organizations, including fraternities and sororities, special interest clubs, professional organizations, honor societies, music groups, intramural and club sports, and student government. Popular weekend events include coffeehouses, open-mike talent shows, movies, deejay dances, and performances by visiting comics.

Intercollegiate Sports
Men's teams compete in football, basketball, baseball, golf, tennis, and soccer. Women's teams compete in basketball, soccer, lacrosse, tennis, volleyball, and softball. Club sports include men's lacrosse, cheerleading, rugby, and cross country.

Athletic Conferences
Shepherd participates in the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WVIAC) and is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II.

Situated on 323 acres in historic Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Convenient to the cultural and educational resources of Washington D.C., and Baltimore, Maryland, and the natural resources of the Shenandoah Valley.


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