Shenandoah University
Winchester, VA 22601-5195


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 3,918
Religious affiliation United Methodist
Students with disability 8%
Student to faculty ratio 11:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 1,001 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Shenandoah University is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 1,911 applications and 1,682 students were granted admission. Shenandoah University is at the #86 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 33% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 81% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT880 to 1120
ACT19 to 25

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Shenandoah University's tuition was $30,132 for all students regardless of residency (12.5% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 100% of Shenandoah University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 27% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,297 (which is 2.3% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Shenandoah University in 2016-2017, was 328, which is 74% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,567 (which is 5.6% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Shenandoah University has enrolled a total of 3,918 students (2,956 students full-time and 962 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 3,918 students, 179 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 34% men and 66% women and 2,099 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 1,819 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 514 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 59%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 13%

Black/African American: 10%

Asian: 6%

Hispanic: 5%

Non-resident alien: 4%

Two or more races: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Shenandoah University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 55% 426 160
Education 27% 214
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 4% 28
Psychology 3% 21
Theology And Religious Vocations 2% 18
Social Sciences 1% 10
Visual And Performing Arts 1% 9
Physical Sciences 1% 6
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics 1% 6
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 1% 5

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Shenandoah University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

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