Shepherd University Reviews
The university as a whole was good. The environment was amazing. The small town of Shepherdstown will always be home. The shops, the shopkeepers, the local people, and the students were all incredible to surround yourself with. While those were the feelings of the overall school, the specific program was even better. I had the opportunity to work and learn within the business school. I specifically studied Business Administration with a concentration in Financial Planning. Not only did I meet incredible other students, I had some of the most genuine and caring instructors I could have asked for. They got to know you on a personal level, pushing you beyond what you would have thought you could accomplish.
Attending Shepherd University was one of the most rewarding educational experiences I have had. The school itself is on the cusp of furthering career development and making sure major/minor studies can be applied to the real world. I was able to graduate from Shepherd with over 5 job offers. It was a lot of hard work that I had to pursue on my own in terms of networking and obtaining internships however, my education there has shaped my goals and aspirations to obtain a Masters in Social Work starting Fall 2017. I was also involved in Greek life at the University which did amazing things for my potential career and really taught me the basic etiquettes that I needed for the work place. Shepherd University taught me how to balance "work and life"so to speak. Professors were eager to make sure students did not fall behind and were always available after class to meet with you. Overall my experience at Shepherd University was extremely positive. I not only was able to be awarded with a degree that prepared me for jobs but also professional mentors from my peers and professors.
It was an "Easy" school to get into, but the classes lacked creativity, and lessons were often lengthy periods of an instructor reading from a slide show. I often felt that the endeavors relating to Therapeutic Recreation that I sought individually were far more beneficial then what was provided/offered from the university.
I attended Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, WV. My major was Sociology, Psychology, and Criminal Justice. Dr. Howard-Bostic was the greatest help with advising me on which classes to take. She want my college experience excellent. Being a black older women going to a mostly white college was not easy.
Always keep yourself informed about your schedule and progress in your major. Do not relay on staff members to watch you. Plus go somewhere and stay on campus. Definitely a different college experience
The 4 years I spent at Shepherd University were the best of my life! Shepherd is a great campus for academics and getting involved with community service!
Shepherd University has very high quality instructors; however, the courses offered are limited. Most graduate programs in the medical field require additional courses not included in the biology curriculum such as anatomy and physiology. Also, many of the courses are only offered one semester and others are offered every few years. If there is a schedule conflict, such limitations are hard to overcome without having to stay longer than the 4 years intended. The instruction is very personalized which makes it much easier to succeed in the major, though, as long as you supply the effort. It is not an easy major.