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Shepherd College

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1871
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 3,970
Environment: Rural
Endowment: $19,212,979
Admissions Address

PO Box 3210
Shepherdstown, WV 25443-3210

Website

http://www.shepherd.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@shepherd.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.1
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Kimberly Scranage
Admissions office telephone: (304) 876-5212
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: Contact school for details
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: November 15
 
Decision sent by: December 15
Application fee: $35
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.shepherd.edu/admweb/ Tuition deposit: $100 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: $200 (Partially refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 N/A
Science 3 N/A
Lab 2 N/A
Foreign language N/A 2
Social studies 2 N/A
History 1 N/A
Academic electives 7 N/A
Total academic units 21 2

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 7
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: August 19
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: N/A
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 83%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: 25%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 95%
Total applicants: 1,853
Total acceptances: 1,540
Total freshman enrollment: 699
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 11%
Male applicants: 818
Male acceptances: 669
Male freshman enrollment: 297
 
Female applicants: 1,035
Female acceptances: 871
Female freshman enrollment: 402
Out-of-state freshmen: 44%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Class rank (top 10, 25, 50) data not available for graphing.
Top 10 percent of high school class: N/A
Top 25 percent of high school class: N/A
Top 50 percent of high school class: N/A
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: N/A
Average high school GPA: 3.1
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 48%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 480 – 570
Math: 460 – 550
Combined: 940 – 1120

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 0.9% 0.6%
600-699 15.1% 11.3%
500-599 42.7% 40.1%
400-499 38.0% 45.4%
300-399 3.3% 2.7%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 49%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 19 – 25
Math: 17 – 23
Composite: 19 – 24

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 0.3% 5.9% 0.3%
24-29 29.0% 30.2% 19.9%
18-23 66.9% 53.1% 50.2%
12-17 3.8% 10.9% 29.3%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.3%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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