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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
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A
Shenandoah is an above-average private, Christian university located in Winchester, Virginia. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,016 undergraduate students. The Shenandoah acceptance rate is 88%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Exercise Physiology. Graduating 57% of students, Shenandoah alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,000.
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
88%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
880-1120
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
$28,310/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $22,022/ year
  • $30-48k
    $26,271/ year
  • $49-75k
    $25,821/ year
  • $76-110k
    $28,520/ year
  • $110k+
    $30,879/ year
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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
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
2,016Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
23%
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
78%
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
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  • 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
$41,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
57%
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 cannot imagine attending another University. Shenandoah has made me feel at home since the first day. The campus is a wonderful size, if you prefer a smaller size. The professors are beyond amazing, the truly care about your success. In regards to sports, students are very school spirited, we are highly supportive of all teams. Saturday football games are always a blast with friends. The safety of the school is very good too, considering we're an open campus, DPS really does their best to monitor everything. I highly recommend attending this University.