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Welcome to Shepherd University

Everything you’d expect from a top state university. And so much more.

Take a look inside our site to explore a comprehensive university recognized nationally for excellence and value … unexpectedly close to home, at an unexpectedly affordable price.

What else is unexpected about Shepherd? Our perfect location amid history, culture, and the great outdoors…just an hour from Washington, D.C., and Baltimore. Small classes and personal attention … with more than 75 academic programs from which to choose. Dedicated teachers and mentors … who open research, study abroad, internship, and independent project opportunities to you. A close-knit, comfortable community … that challenges you to stretch yourself in leadership and service. A tradition of championship athletics and intense school spirit … with plenty of space to unwind and recharge. A world of experience that will open unexpected opportunities and unlimited possibilities for your future.

You’ll find plenty of details inside this site. But the best way to explore life at Shepherd University is to come visit. Stop in for a campus visitation and tour or sign up for an open house, or call us at 800-344-5231 x5212 to arrange your visit.

I invite you to see how much more you could expect from college.

Dr. Shari Payne
Vice President for Enrollment Management