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Shepherdstown, West Virginia

Shepherd University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Shepherd University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
89.1%
Admission Difficulty for Shepherd University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Shepherd University and can I get accepted? The school has a 89% acceptance rate. Last year, 1,402 out of 1,573 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 easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 54 percent. Shepherd University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 43% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Shepherd University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1050-1220
Applicants Submitting SAT
52%
SAT Scores for Shepherd University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1050
SAT Scores for Shepherd University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1220
Average SAT Score 1140

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 51 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1050 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 960. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1140 out of 1600. 52 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Shepherd University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1220 and Above Good >93%
1135 to 1220 Avg + 89%-93%
1050 to 1135 Avg - 83%-89%
965 to 1050 Reach 74%-83%
Less than 965 Low <74%
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Shepherd University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
64%
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 24
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 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 64 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Shepherd University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Shepherd University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >94%
21 to 24 Avg + 89%-94%
19 to 21 Avg - 84%-89%
17 to 19 Reach 78%-84%
Less than 17 Low <78%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.27
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need 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. 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 Admission Chances
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

Admission Statistics

Shepherd University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 913 660 1,573
Accepted 822 580 1,402
Acceptance Rate 90% 88% 89%
Enrolled 337 261 598
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 41% 45% 43%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 15, 2019
Days left to Apply
24

Applicants have 24 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Aug 15, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Shepherd University and what considerations affect 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

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