Shepherd University Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Shepherd University
|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 #13 in West Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. 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
Applicants Submitting SAT52%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||540|
|SAT Math 25th||510|
|SAT Composite 25th||1050|
|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. The school ranks #5 in West Virginia for highest average SAT composite score. 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.
|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%|
Shepherd University ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT64%
|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||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. The school ranks #6 in West Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 64 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Shepherd University.
|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%|
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 #8 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||Admission Chances|
|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)||41%||45%||43%|
Applications are DueAug 15, 2020
Days left to Apply332
Applicants have 332 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|
|Oct 5||Oct 18|
|Nov 2||Nov 15|
|Dec 7||Dec 20|
|Mar 14||Mar 27|
|May 2||May 15|
|Jun 6||Jul 15|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Oct 26||Nov 14|
|Dec 14||Dec 24|
|Feb 8||Feb 19|
|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.