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Shepherd College - Admission Criteria

Criteria Ranking | High School GPA and Class Rank | Standardized Tests

Criteria Ranking

  • Academic ranking criteria for this college is listed below. Academic criteria are ranked in order of importance from 1 (Most important) through 5 (Least important) or N (Not relevant).

      Rank Criterion
      1 Secondary School Record
      N Class Rank
      4 School's Recommendation
      2 Standardized Test Scores
      N Essay

  • The following non-academic criteria are indicated as E (Emphasized), I (Important), C Considered, or N (Not relevant).

      Rank Criterion
      I Character and Personality
      I Extracurricular participation
      I Particular talent or ability
      C Geographical distribution
      C Alumni/ae relationship

High School GPA and Class Rank

  • The average high school/secondary school Grade Point Average for freshmen stood at 3.02.

Standardized Test Score Criteria

  • Scores reported below include some using the old scoring system which have not been recentered.
  • The following scores do not include Nontraditional/Part-time students.
  • 70% of accepted applicants submitted an SAT I score and 60% of accepted applicants submitted an ACT score.
  • The recent adjustment to the SAT I scoring system has affected the school's admission policy: Scores increased.
  • Here are the scores of enrolled freshmen who took the SAT I:

      SAT verbal scores over 500 50%, SAT math scores over 500 51%, ACT scores over 18 76%, SAT verbal scores over 600 14%, SAT math scores over 600 11%, ACT scores over 24 20%, SAT verbal scores over 700 2%, SAT math scores over 700 0%, ACT scores over 30 2%

  • Here are the scores of enrolled freshmen who took the ACT:

      Score English Math Composite
      30-36 n/an/a 2%
      24-29 n/an/a 18%
      18-23 n/an/a 70%
      12-17 n/an/a 10%