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Shepherd University



Founded in 1871, Shepherd University is a fully accredited, public liberal arts university located within 90 minutes from Washington, D.C. and three international airports. Named the only West Virginia public school on the College of Distinction list, Shepherd provides students an excellent education with smaller class sizes and the opportunity for a more personalized education. 


Shepherd offers 27 baccalaureate degrees encompassing the liberal arts, business administration, computer and information science, teacher education, the social and natural sciences, and other career-oriented areas and 5 graduate degrees in business, education and nursing.

Top 5 degree programs enrolling international students:

  1. Business and Related
  2. Computer Science and Engineering
  3. Graphic Design and New Media
  4. Nursing
  5. Physical Sciences and Pre-Professional Studies (Pre-Med, Pre-Vet, Pre-Pharm and Pre-Law)


Shepherd plays a vital role in the economic development of the surrounding counties, state, and region by preparing students for the careers of today and the changes tomorrow will bring.


Student services

Free confidential counseling is available on campus to all students. We focus primarily on short-term counseling. Referrals to outside agencies for more extensive or comprehensive services are also available; however, Shepherd University will not assume the cost for these outside services.

Housing services

Shepherd has a variety of on-campus housing, to include 12-month units, and meal plan options that are available to both undergraduate and graduate students. International students are fully integrated into the campus community and student life.

Student Life

Campus life

Recognized for excellence in student-focused higher education by the prestigious Colleges of Distinction, Shepherd University is a public liberal arts university situated on the western side of the Potomac River on the border between West Virginia and Maryland. It is located within 90 minutes of Washington, DC; Baltimore, MD; and three major international airports.


Fully accredited by Higher Learning Commission with additional program-specific accreditations.

Shepherdstown, West Virginia, United States

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