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SHEPHERD AT A GLANCE
Type of University Coeducational, state-supported, four-year University with a strong liberal arts emphasis. Admission is competitive.
History Established in 1871 as a private college; became a state-supported institution in 1872; became a university in 2004.
Enrollment 4,091 students.
Student/Faculty Ratio 20/1.
Tuition and Fees, 2006-2007 (yearly) $4,348 for residents of West Virginia; $11,464 for students from other states.
Room and Board, 2006-2007 (yearly) $6,596 yearly. (Costs are higher for upperclass students living in the suite-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, 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.
Activities 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, cheerleading, soccer, tennis, volleyball, and softball. Lacrosse is an NCLC club program for men and for women.
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.
Campus 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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