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About Shepherd University

Shepherd University is located in historic Shepherdstown, West Virginia, along the banks of the Potomac River about sixty miles northwest of Washington, D.C. Established in 1873, Shepherd is a liberal arts college, and is profiled in Barron's 300 Best Buys in College Education and listed in Peterson's Guide to Competitive Colleges.

Shepherd offers its 4,500 students more than 70 programs of study, including bachelor's degree programs, pre-professional studies, and associate's degree programs. Educational opportunities outside of the classroom, such as internships, cooperative education assignments, and student teaching positions, are also available at Shepherd.

The University's close proximity to the Washington-Baltimore area allows students, through Shepherd Unversity's Washington Gateway Program and internships, to combine educational opportunities with cultural and social resources. For those interested in history, Shepherd is located near Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and Antietam National Battlefield.

There are more than 60 organizations on campus including the student government association, campus radio station and newspaper, musical and theater groups, sororities, fraternities, and professional and honorary organizations.

Shepherd offers 13 NCAA Division II sports including men's football, baseball, basketball, tennis, golf, soccer, and cross country; and women's volleyball, basketball, tennis, soccer, fast-pitch softball, golf, and cross country.


Links to other sites:

Office of Admissions
The George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War
The mission of the George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War is to promote scholarly research of the Civil War.

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