Office of the President
Welcome to Shepherd University!
Shepherd University is a public liberal arts university and COPLAC (Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges) member institution. Situated on the western side of the Potomac River just at the border between West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, it is within 90 minutes of Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and three major international airports. Challenging academic courses, excellent faculty, and small class sizes offer an excellent education for the serious student. Internships and employment opportunities provide valuable practical experience. The Washington Gateway Program creates access to academic, cultural, and career experiences in the nation’s capital.
And all this—in a safe, historically and culturally rich region also noted for four-season sports and recreation—makes Shepherd University a great place for students to engage, learn, and flourish.
Mary J.C. Hendrix