Tuition & Fees

$33,170

$33,170

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
27%
500-599
48%
400-499
21%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
21%
500-599
50%
400-499
25%
300-399
3%
30-36
16%
24-29
33%
18-23
33%
12-17
14%
6-11
4%
30-36
5%
24-29
31%
18-23
45%
12-17
19%
30-36
9%
24-29
39%
18-23
40%
12-17
12%
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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

1

teacher

10

students

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Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,564
Declined + 661
Total Received 2,225
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Private (nonprofit)

2,034

undergraduate students

1,783

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Business Administration
  3. Exercise Science
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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 3,817
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)

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Winchester, VA

359-acre campus in Winchester (population: 27,932), 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
47%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
91%
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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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
25%
Top 1/4
52%
Top 1/2
80%
Bottom 1/2
20%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
27%
500-599
48%
400-499
21%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
21%
500-599
50%
400-499
25%
300-399
3%
30-36
16%
24-29
33%
18-23
33%
12-17
14%
6-11
4%
30-36
5%
24-29
31%
18-23
45%
12-17
19%
30-36
9%
24-29
39%
18-23
40%
12-17
12%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
Common application accepted no
Application deadline February 4 (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

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,564
Declined + 661
Total Received 2,225

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 Contact

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

Financial Aid

66%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$21,297

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $31,890
Room & board $10,570
Additional fees $1,280
Books & supplies $1,500
Total $45,240
Average Financial Aid - $21,297
Total with Avg. Aid $23,943

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,419,996
State $14,000
Institutional $4,998,432
Other external
Total $7,432,428

Non-need-based

Federal
State $3,210,382
Institutional $20,465,652
Other external $812,202
Total $24,488,236
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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
finaid@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
Criminology/Criminal Justice
Cybersecurity
Dance
Economics/Finance
Education
Education Administration
Education/Administrative Leadership
English
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Studies
Exercise Science
Film Studies
Global Studies
Health Care Management
Health Systems Leadership
History
Jazz Studies
Kinesiology
Kinesiology Recreation
Literacy Education
Mass Communications
Mathematics
Media/Communication
Music Education
Music Production/Recording Technology
Music Theatre Accompanying
Music Therapy
Musical Arts
Musical Theatre
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Nursing Practice Health Systems Leadership
Occupational Therapy
Organizational Leadership
Pedagogy
Performance
Performing Arts Leadership/Management
Pharmacogenomics/Personalized Medicine
Pharmacy
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant Studies
Political Science
Psychology
Public Health
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. Exercise Science

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Weekend College

Pre-professional Programs

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

3,817

total students

59%

in-state

41%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

53%

2,034
students

Female
60%
1,211

Male
40%
823

47%

1,783
students

Female
75%
1,331

Male
25%
452

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

96%

1,967
students

Female
60%
1,172

Male
40%
795

4%

67
students

Female
59%
39

Male
41%
28

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
10%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
59%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
16%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

78%

Transfer applicants accepted

46%

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 16
Countries most often represented China
France
Mexico
Nepal
Saudi Arabia
The United Kingdom
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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