Admissions Information

The application fee is $45 for applying undergraduate school and $40 for graduate school at Shepherd University. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$45
Graduate Application Fees$40
Admission Informationwww.shepherd.edu/admissions
Online Applicationwww.shepherd.edu/admissions/apply-to-shepherd
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Credits for Life Experiences, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree Offered1-Year Certificate, Bachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Post-Master Certificate, Doctoral (Professional Practice)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2021-22, the acceptance rate is 96.41% and the yield is 32.48%. 495 men and 843 women applied to Shepherd and 471 men and 819 women students were accepted. Among them, 149 men and 270 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2021). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants1,338495843
Admitted1,290471819
Enrolled419149270
Acceptance Rate 96.41%95.15%97.15%
Yield 32.48%31.63%32.97%
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2021-2022, 199 students (47% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 72 students (17%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 610 and the 25th percentile is 500. The SAT Math score is 570 (75th) and 460 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 26 (75th percentile) and 19 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing500610
SAT Math460570
ACT Composite1926
ACT Math1724
ACT English1926
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Shepherd University are low when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,139, ACT: 67 - public Baccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA and High School Rank to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA, High School Rank and High School Record (or Transcript). The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply Shepherd University.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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Shepherd Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankNeither required nor recommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRecommended
RecommendationsRecommended
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesConsidered but not Required
Admission Test ScoresConsidered but not Required
TOEFLRecommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended


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