Shepherd University

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Shepherd University can be found in Shepherdstown, WV, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 4,700 students enrolled per year at Shepherd University.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this school. Scores between 910 (25th percentile) to 1100 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and between 19 (25th percentile) to 24 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is usually submitted among applicants admitted to this school. We were able to estimate the Shepherd University average GPA (2.98 - 3.25) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. This school has an acceptance rate of 81 percent with 46 percent of applicants deciding to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Shepherd University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for Shepherd University was reported as 81.0% in Fall 2012 with over 2,020 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 19 - 24
  • Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Shepherd University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Shepherd University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Shepherd University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 94.0%
  • 2009-2010: 93.7%
  • 2010-2011: 87.7%
  • 2011-2012: 87.5%
  • 2012-2013: 81.0%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 86.3%

How Does Shepherd University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Shepherd University is forty-six percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Hood College81.0%
Shenandoah University84.6%
Mount St Mary's University67.4%
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto82.7%
Wilson College52.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Shepherd University (Fall 2012)

ACT®Score Range
English20 - 25
Math17 - 23
Composite Score19 - 24
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