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Shepherd University Admission Requirements

Shepherdstown, West Virginia

Chances of getting into Shepherd University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
89.5%
Admission Difficulty for Shepherd University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Shepherd University and can I get accepted? The school has a 89% acceptance rate ranking it #12 in West Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,400 out of 1,565 applicants were admitted making Shepherd University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 61 percent. Shepherd University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 42% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Find out which students are getting accepted at Shepherd University, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.

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Shepherd University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
970-1160
Applicants Submitting SAT
65%
SAT Scores for Shepherd University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 970
SAT Scores for Shepherd University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 590
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1160
Average SAT Score 1070

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Shepherd University?

Shepherd University typically requires applicants to be in the top 66 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 970 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 870. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1070 out of 1600. The school ranks #5 in West Virginia for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 65 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Shepherd University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1160 and Above Good >93%
1065 to 1160 Avg + 89%-93%
970 to 1065 Avg - 83%-89%
875 to 970 Reach 74%-83%
Less than 875 Low <74%
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Shepherd University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
53%
ACT Scores for Shepherd University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Shepherd University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Shepherd University?

Admission data indicates that Shepherd University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #6 in West Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. 53 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Shepherd University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Shepherd University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >93%
21 to 23 Avg + 89%-93%
19 to 21 Avg - 83%-89%
17 to 19 Reach 74%-83%
Less than 17 Low <74%
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Shepherd University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.27
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into Shepherd University?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Shepherd University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Shepherd University was 3.27 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #9 in West Virginia for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.27 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Shepherd University accepts 89% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Shepherd University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 25% Good
3.50 to 3.75 15% Good
3.25 to 3.50 16% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 14% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 19% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 10% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Shepherd University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 843 722 1,565
Accepted 773 627 1,400
Acceptance Rate 92% 87% 89%
Enrolled 322 271 593
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 42% 43% 42%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 15, 2020
Days left to Apply
0

Applicants have 0 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 15, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Shepherd University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Shepherd University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Required

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Shepherd University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Other Colleges to Consider

Other Colleges to Consider
Subject Percent of Class
S
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Shippensburg, Pennsylvania

B
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

L
Longwood University

Farmville, Virginia

S
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania

P
Penn State Worthington Scranton

Dunmore, Pennsylvania

P
University of Pittsburgh Bradford

Bradford, Pennsylvania

o
SUNY College of Technology at Alfred

Alfred, New York

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=237792 IPEDS survey data for Shepherd University.

FAQs

Does Shepherd University prefer SAT or ACT?

65% of students submit their SAT scores to Shepherd University. 53% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Shepherd University?

89% of those who apply are granted admission to Shepherd University. Admission competition is and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Shepherd University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 970 and 1160. 65% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Shepherd University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 23. 53% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.


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