Shepherd University Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Shepherd University
|Admission Standards||Very Easy|
|Applicant Competition||Very 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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Shepherd University SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT65%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||490|
|SAT Math 25th||480|
|SAT Composite 25th||970|
|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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|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%|
Shepherd University ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT53%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||18|
|ACT Math 25th||17|
|ACT Composite 25th||19|
|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.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.27
Typical High School GradesB
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. 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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||42%||43%||42%|
Applications are DueAug 15, 2020
Days left to Apply135
Applicants have 135 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 15, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Shepherd University before the Aug 15 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|May 2||May 15|
|Jun 6||Jul 15|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Apr 4||Apr 14|
|Jun 13||Jun 23|
|Jul 18||Jul 28|
What are the requirements for admission to Shepherd University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Required|
|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.
Frequently Asked Questions
65% of students submit their SAT scores to Shepherd University. 53% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
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.
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.