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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B+
1460 University Dr
Winchester, VA 22601
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
From Shenandoah University

Shenandoah Unviersity is a private, nationally-ranked university that blends professional career experiences with broad-based education. We invite you to join our close-knit community, which is rich in creative energy and intellectual challenge.

Shenandoah University educates and inspires individuals to be critical, reflective thinkers; lifelong learners; and ethical, compassionate citizens who are committed to making responsible contributions within a community, a nation, and the world.

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

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
70%
SAT Range
980-1190
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

Cost

Net Price
$29,729/ 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
$15,847/ 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
11:1
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.76 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.77 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    7%
  • On Campus
    93%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,967Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
67
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
24%
Varsity Athletes
23%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 40 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    53%
  • Unique
    20%
  • Open-minded
    15%
  • Global
    8%
  • Outgoing
    3%
  • Tired
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
86%
Poll
36%
of students say they don't have Greek life.61 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.88 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 44 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    34%
  • Small class sizes
    30%
  • Determined : to help every student succeed
    20%
  • 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
    58%
    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

    Shenandoah University Reviews

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    I love it here! The campus is beautiful, and there are many peaceful places for studying. All of my professors are amazing teachers and always there to help me. Tutoring sessions have all been helpful. There are also a lot of free events for students and it has been an easy transition for me to make friends here. I enjoy smaller classes here because I can interact with my professors and get a lot out of the lectures.
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    I attend Shenandoah's Accelerated Second Degree Nursing program at the Leesburg campus, and it truly has been an amazing experience.

    Before I ever even put in an application, the counselors were incredibly kind and so helpful. They answered every question I had, always had great communication, arranged my own tour of the facilities, and overall made me feel extremely supported.

    That is what made me choose this program over the others I was considering. And that same support for me as an interest carried right over to me as a student.

    You really can tell how much the professors care about the students and truly want us to succeed. Whether it's providing lecture recordings, offering ample office hours, replying to emails quickly, or simply listening to our concerns, the faculty here truly goes the extra mile for their students, and that is something I do not take for granted.

    Shenandoah has a wonderful program and I recommend it to anyone considering this school.
    I graduated from Shenandoah University with my Bachelor's in Music Performance in 2013. I feel like my professors were incredibly supportive and that I learned a lot during my time at SU. I developed a lot as a musician, and as such, have developed a successful music teaching studio since graduating in 2013. I also had several good opportunities there, like studying abroad in Northern Ireland, and I was fortunate enough to take part in the Global Citizenship Project.
    However, campus/social life wasn't the best for me my 4 years there, especially as someone that grew up in a large city. Winchester felt small as did the campus and available activities. The dorms at that time felt older, however recently they have made many improvements to campus. While I feel like I may have thrived more at a bigger campus (like where I ended up studying abroad), this would be a great fit for a student who is looking for a small, tight knit community.