Shepherd University is on a 325-acre campus in the small town setting of Shepherdstown, West Virginia, not far from Washington and D.C..
Shepherd University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Shepherd University has fraternities and sororities.
Shepherd University has the Relay for Life. In fact, more students participate in the Relay for Life than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Shepherd University include Student Government Association, Ram Marching Band, Sigma Sigma Sigma and Program Board.
The Shepherd University community comes together each year for Homecoming, Midnight Breakfast and Relay for Life.
This table offers information on housing at Shepherd University.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for junior|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||27%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||1,038|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||666|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||73%|
Shepherd University offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through junior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
Most Shepherd University students live off campus. In 2022, 27% of undergrads at Shepherd University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 73% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Shepherd University. There are 1,038 spots available in on-campus housing for all 2,815 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 666 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 40% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Shepherd University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At Shepherd University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Shepherd University:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Shepherd University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Shepherd University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.
Shepherd University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Shepherd University, take Interstate 70 to Shepherdstown, WV. If you need to fly, book your flight to Dulles International airport.
Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Shepherd University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour
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