B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A
Shenandoah University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Methodist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Address
1460 University Drive
Winchester, VA 22601
Website

Shenandoah University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
82%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
870-1123
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$28,522/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $24,769/ year
  • $30-48k
    $26,458/ year
  • $49-75k
    $27,447/ year
  • $76-110k
    $27,989/ year
  • $110k+
    $29,920/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.70 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.70 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.71 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,927Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
23%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 34 responses
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  • Friendly
    56%
  • Open-minded
    18%
  • Unique
    18%
  • Global
    6%
  • Tired
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
68%
Poll
35%
of students say they don't have Greek life.55 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.82 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    37%
  • Determined : to help every student succeed
    24%
  • Small class sizes
    24%
  • Money grubbing corporation
    8%
  • Deceiving
    3%
  • Outgoing
    3%
  • Progressive
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
55%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.44 responses
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I like that Shenandoah University has a beautiful campus and is in a very safe area in Winchester, Virginia. I like that the Shenandoah River is nearby and Abraham's creek flows right through campus. I am a part of the conservatory at Shenandoah University and I admire all the incredibly talented artists who attend this school to pursue their passion in the fine arts. I believe we have strong academics and through the extra domain of general education we are encouraged to become well-rounded, knowledgeable learners. I also love that Shenandoah University has Division 3 athletics. The sports are competitive but no where near as much as a Division 1 school. The school is very small and we are lucky to have athletics at all! I would like to see better facilities especially for the dance students. I am a dancer myself and I often get shin splints from unsprung floors. Also, with the amount of choreographing/composition we have to do, we should have facilities open to us at all times.
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I really enjoy my time at Shenandoah University. I not only graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications, but I also have chosen to pursue my graduate degree. The staff and faculty you interact with really do care about your well being and education. You can also always meet with your professor one on one and they will know who you are. I always stay in touch with former professors and they love to hear from me. It's a great family where you will feel welcome and it'll always outweigh the bad!
Shenandoah is a GREAT SCHOOL. The professors work with students one on one outside of class to provide extra help, the students are nice and accepting of everyone, the campus is beautiful and peaceful, and the sports teams are very fun to watch! I would recommend this school to anyone hoping to seek an education while also having a great experience in college!