Shepherd University
Shepherdstown, WV, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
89%
Acceptance Rate
1,573
Students Applied
70%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
481
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 15, 2020
Test Optional
No
Application Fee
$45
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
68%
Out-Of-State Students
33%
US States Represented
50
Countries Represented
11
64%
Submitting ACT
52%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 21
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1074
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
480
75th
570
Reading
25th
490
75th
580
3.40
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
33%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
14%
2.00 - 2.49
7%
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
92
$30k - $48k
45
$48k - $75k
56
$75k - $110k
54
$110k+
44

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: admission@shepherd.edu
Admissions Telephone: 304-876-5212
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.53 Average Rating
If you like a small school atmosphere then Shepherd is the place for you. Be prepared and submit your application early.
Emma from Houston, TX
Great location, great professors, fun football games and other sports.
Charles from Pasadena, MD
Don't wait till last minute to turn in your paper work, everybody is fighting for that one spot such as; the best dorm room, the classes they want, and the highest paying scholarship. You will miss a great opportunity if you procrastinate.
Kacie from Craigsville, WV
Get to know the town and surrounding area if you don't already.
Sarah from Martinsburg, WV
Be prepared to work your butt off. It's gonna happen wherever you go, but if you want to do well you're going to have to put your best foot forward. If you get in (which you probably will), do NOT live in Kenamond hall! That's where all the crazy people who party hardy like to go and trash everything; I've heard enough horror stories about it to know that much. Also, Shepherd is pretty easy to get into, so if you just need to get in a college, you can easily get in here, and it's a great place anyway so go for it!
Nathan from Shepherdstown, WV
If you are thinking you might want to come to Shepherd I would encourage you to come and tour the school, that was when I fell in love with the school. It is wonderful if you love small schools, and if you are not sure what size school you prefer, go visit both to decide. If you get in and you decide to come here I would suggest to apply to live in either shaw or thatcher hall for your first year. There are other freshmen dorm rooms but the others do not have air conditioning which is a pain during the hot months. Good Luck!
Amanda from Manassas, VA
For incoming art majors: this isn't high school and As are not just handed out. It takes a lot of work, creativity, and time, but it's worth it to stick with it. Don't let the Visual Thinking class scare you away, no one particularly enjoys it.
Kayla from Bluefield, WV
For prospective students that plan to live on campus, Shepherd's freshmen dorms do not have air conditioning! But there is an upside. You can request to live in the two dorms that do have air conditioning. In my opinion, living without air conditioning would be better. I lived in the dorms that had it my freshmen year, and I regret it. I didn't make very many friends because upperclassmen lived around me and wanted nothing to do with me. Whereas the freshmen are all new to each other and want to get to know you regardless of where you are from or what your doing. They are looking for friends just like you, and that's something I didn't get.
Crystal from Owings, MD

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