Shenandoah University

Winchester, VA

Shenandoah University

Winchester, VA

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Tuition & Fees

$33,830

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
31%
500-599
46%
400-499
20%
300-399
1%
700-800
3%
600-699
17%
500-599
50%
400-499
28%
300-399
2%
30-36
5%
24-29
37%
18-23
37%
12-17
21%
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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

9

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,727
Declined 595
Total Received 2,322
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Private

2,040

undergraduate students

1,751

graduate students

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School Facts

Shenandoah University, is a private, church-affiliated, comprehensive university. It was founded in 1875 and gained university status in 1991. Of its 359-acre campus, 195 acres are located on the Shenandoah River, located in Winchester, VA, 72 miles from Washington, DC.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 3,791
Established in 1875
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation United Methodist

359-acre campus in Winchester (population: 28,108), 75 miles from Washington, DC; branch campus in Leesburg. Major airport serves Sterling (51 miles); train serves Martinsburg, WV (25 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: Washington, D.C.
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Dulles International, Hagerstown Regional

Shenandoah University
1460 University Drive
Winchester, VA
22601

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
52%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Government Association
  • Graduate Student Assembly
  • Campus Activities Network
  • Athletic Training Club
  • Variety of Groups for Professional Fraternities

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Movie Nights
  • Apple Blossom-Rock the Bloom Events
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • LiveSafe mobile app, anonymous reporting, side-door alarms, campus shuttle, Safe in Sixty Seconds Program, Safe Walk/Safe Ride Program

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
11%
Top 1/4
37%
Top 1/2
67%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
31%
500-599
46%
400-499
20%
300-399
1%
700-800
3%
600-699
17%
500-599
50%
400-499
28%
300-399
2%
30-36
5%
24-29
37%
18-23
37%
12-17
21%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $30
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.53

Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,727
Declined 595
Total Received 2,322

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA

Important

extracurricular activities
rigor of secondary school record
talent/ability
standardized test scores

Considered

level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
interview
recommendation(s)
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
class rank
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 18
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$4,790

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $32,510
Room & board $10,810
Additional fees $1,320
Books & supplies $1,500
Total $46,140
Average Financial Aid - $4,790
Total with Avg. Aid $41,350

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

cheerleading, ultimate Frisbee

Club Sports - Women's

cheerleading, ultimate Frisbee

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Cheerleading, Football, Sand volleyball, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Cheerleading, Football, Sand volleyball, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Acting
Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemistry, General
Computational and Applied Mathematics
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Dance, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Environmental Studies
Exercise Physiology
General Studies
History, General
Jazz/Jazz Studies
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Keyboard Instruments
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Mathematics, General
Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music Technology
Music Theory and Composition
Music Therapy/Therapist
Musical Theatre
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Political Science and Government, General
Political Science and Government, Other
Psychology, General
Public Health, Other
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious/Sacred Music
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Secondary Education and Teaching
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Sports Studies
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

3,791

total students

61%

in-state

39%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

54%

2,040
students

Female
60%
1,221

Male
40%
819

46%

1,751
students

Female
73%
1,284

Male
27%
467

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

1,989
students

Female
60%
1,188

Male
40%
801

3%

51
students

Female
65%
33

Male
35%
18

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 84%
Student 4 year graduation rate 55%
Student 5 year graduation rate 4%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
11%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
59%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
< 1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

125

Transfer students enrolled

3%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

91%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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