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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
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
Shenandoah is an above-average private, Christian university located in Winchester, Virginia. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,991 undergraduate students. The Shenandoah acceptance rate is 83%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Exercise Physiology. Graduating 63% of students, Shenandoah alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,300.
About Shenandoah University...
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
83%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1010-1200
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$29,248/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$15,582/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

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
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.73 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.74 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,991Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
72
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
22%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 37 responses
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  • Friendly
    54%
  • Unique
    19%
  • Open-minded
    16%
  • Global
    8%
  • Tired
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
89%
Poll
36%
of students say they don't have Greek life.58 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.85 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 41 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    37%
  • Small class sizes
    24%
  • Determined : to help every student succeed
    22%
  • Money grubbing corporation
    7%
  • Deceiving
    2%
  • Home away from home
    2%
  • Outgoing
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.44 responses
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I have loved my time at Shenandoah! The staff and faculty are all extremely passionate about their specialties. They are open and will sit down and have a heart to heart conversation with you. The campus is warm and inviting, the student life is full of energy and opportunities for involvement. We all come together for the homecoming football games in the fall, and the breathtaking conservatory performances all year round. My favorite time of the year on campus is just before Winter break when campus is all decorated with red and blue Christmas lights. And then there's always the Apple Blossom festival at the end of the spring semester.
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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.
I haven't started my schooling at Shenandoah University yet (I will be starting in the fall of 2019) but I have taken a tour there and my experience from the tour was one of the reasons on why I choose the school. The community that Shenandoah represents is truly amazing, everyone was nice that I came in contact with and very welcoming. Another reason why I fell in love with the college was the teachers there. They aren't just teaching for money like some universities, they generally care about you and the education you are getting in their class. All in all, the campus is beautiful, the teachers are hard workers, and the community is one of the best you will ever come in contact with.