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Shepherd University

Shepherdstown, WV 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate98%

About Shepherd University

Shepherd University is a public, state university in the town of Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Shepherd University was founded in 1871. The college enrolls around 3,159 students per year, including 2,815 undergrad students.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Shepherd University

It is not difficult to get into Shepherd University. The acceptance rate at Shepherd University is 98%. In 2022, 1,613 out of 1,651 total applicants were accepted.

Shepherd University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 98%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.6
Test Optional May require tests
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 74%

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Shepherd University is located in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, near Washington and D.C..

If you would like to see Shepherd University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 70 to Shepherdstown, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Dulles International.

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College Info

PO Box 5000 Shepherdstown, WV 25443

Campus Setting: Small Town

Shepherd University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Shepherd University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Shepherd University is Continuous processing.

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Shepherd University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

940 - 1140


Math SAT Range

460 - 560


Reading SAT Range

480 - 590

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1140 and Above


940 to 1140


940 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Shepherd University students is 1044. Applicants with SAT scores of 1140 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Shepherd University, while applicants with SAT scores between 940 to 1140 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 940 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Shepherd University.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Shepherd University is like? There are approximately 3,159 students enrolled at Shepherd University, including 2,815 undergraduate students and 344 graduate students. 80% percent of students attend school full-time, 67% percent are from WV and 33% percent of students are from other states.


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