Tuition & Fees

$32,530

$32,530

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
29%
500-599
48%
400-499
19%
700-800
2%
600-699
20%
500-599
54%
400-499
24%
30-36
10%
24-29
36%
18-23
38%
12-17
16%
30-36
3%
24-29
38%
18-23
41%
12-17
17%
6-11
1%
30-36
10%
24-29
34%
18-23
50%
12-17
6%
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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

1

teacher

10

students

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Moderately Selective

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,446
Declined + 291
Total Received 1,737
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Private (nonprofit)

2,063

undergraduate students

1,781

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Business Administration
  3. Biology
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Codes

SAT 5613
ACT 4396

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Location

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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 3,844
Established in 1875
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Methodist
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  APHE (Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education)
•  ARC-PA (Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CoARC (Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  TEAC (Teacher Education Accreditation Council)

Winchester, VA

359-acre campus in Winchester (population: 27,284), 75 miles from Washington, DC; branch campus in Leesburg. Major airport serves Sterling (51 miles); train serves Martinsburg, WV (25 miles). Bus and public transportation serve campus.

Shenandoah University
1460 University Drive
Winchester, VA 22601

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
48%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
89%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
29%
500-599
48%
400-499
19%
700-800
2%
600-699
20%
500-599
54%
400-499
24%
30-36
10%
24-29
36%
18-23
38%
12-17
16%
30-36
3%
24-29
38%
18-23
41%
12-17
17%
6-11
1%
30-36
10%
24-29
34%
18-23
50%
12-17
6%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
Common application accepted no
Application deadline February 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,446
Declined + 291
Total Received 1,737

Admissions Factors

Important

Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Interview
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Right Now

Admissions Contact

Andy Woodall
Executive Director of Recruitment and Admissions
P: 800 432-2266
F: 540 665-4627
admit@su.edu

Financial Aid

59%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$18,768

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $31,280
Room & board $10,370
Additional fees $1,250
Books & supplies $1,500
Total $44,400
Average Financial Aid - $18,768
Total with Avg. Aid $25,632

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,606,946
State $16,640
Institutional $5,970,081
Other external
Total $8,593,667

Non-need-based

Federal
State $3,187,564
Institutional $17,082,260
Other external $311,806
Total $20,581,630
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Financial Aid Deadline

State aid form
July 31

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

State aid form

Other

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 432-2266
F: 540 665-4939
finaid@su.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Karen Bucher
Director of Financial Aid
kbucher@su.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
field hockey
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
tennis
track (indoor)
track (outdoor)
volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

Cheerleading, Ultimate Frisbee

Club Sports - Women's

Cheerleading, Ultimate Frisbee

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Dodgeball, Flag Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Table Tennis, Tennis, Track And Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball (indoor/outdoor)

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Athletic Directors

Bridget Lyons (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division III), Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Mascot
Hornets, Buzzy
School colors
navy, red, and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Acting
Administration/Leadership
Applied Behavior Analysis
Arts/Media/Entertainment Management
Athletic Training
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Church Music
Collaborative Piano
Composition
Conducting
Core Studies
Criminal Justice
Dance
Economics/Finance
Education
English
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Studies
Exercise Science
Global Studies
Health Care Management
Health Systems Leadership
History
Jazz Studies
Kinesiology
Mass Communications
Mathematics
Music Education
Music Production/Recording Technology
Music Theatre Accompanying
Music Therapy
Musical Arts
Musical Theatre
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Occupational Therapy
Organizational Leadership
Pedagogy
Performance
Performing Arts Leadership/Management
Pharmacy
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant Studies
Political Science
Psychology
Public Health
Reading Literacy
Religion
Respiratory Care
Sociology
Spanish
Sport Management
Theatre Design/Production
University Interdisciplinary Studies
University Studies
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Business Administration
  3. Biology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-veterinary science

3,844

total students

60%

in-state

40%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

54%

2,063
students

Female
60%
1,241

Male
40%
822

46%

1,781
students

Female
73%
1,306

Male
27%
475

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

96%

1,991
students

Female
60%
1,194

Male
40%
797

4%

72
students

Female
66%
47

Male
34%
25

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
11%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
57%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
16%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

90%

Transfer applicants accepted

34%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.50
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Recommended of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of Some
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Essay or personal statement Recommended of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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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/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 18
Countries most often represented China
El Salvador
Guatemala
Nepal
Saudi Arabia
The Czech Republic
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Sepideh Dunham
Coordinator for International Admissions
540 665-4766
sdunham@su.edu

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