Shenandoah University

Winchester, VA, USA
3.27 Average Rating

Shenandoah University is a 4-year, private institution affiliated with the United Methodist Church located in Winchester, Virginia. Founded in 1875, Shenandoah has grown to include six locations throughout the Valley it was named after, offering students opportunities close to Washington, DC, and Baltimore, Maryland. The university features more than 200 areas of study through seven different schools, as well as accelerated degree options, an Early Assurance Pathway for students in the Pre-Health programs, and an Honors College. The Shenandoah Conservatory mounts over 400 theatre, music, and dance performances each year, while athletes can join one of the 21 NCAA Division III teams, which compete in the ODAC conference. On campus, Shenandoah sponsors a number of outdoor recreational activities in the Valley, which include cave exploration and whitewater rafting. For students interested in venturing off school property, Shenandoah maintains a number of study abroad options, such as the Global Citizenship Project that sends students to one of five secret locations across the world. 

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • United Methodist
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
88%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision June 1, 2019
Spring Regular Decision October 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
55%
Out-Of-State Students
44%
33%
Submitting ACT
81%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1005
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
3,844
Total Number of Undergrads
2,063
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
63%
20-39 Students
33%
40-99 Students
2%
0
100
36%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
55%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
10:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$29,248
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$31,890
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$31,890
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,570
Books and Supplies
$1500

Aid & Grants

0
100
59%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
99%
Average Aid Per Year
$18,768
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
99%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,601
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$15,697

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
74%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$9,217
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$25,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$258
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
41%
59%
Student Organizations
95
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
48%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Shenandoah University Hornets
School Colors
Red/Blue/Grey
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Old Dominion Athletic Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
No
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Washington
New York
Baltimore
University Of Richmond
Norfolk
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
61%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$41,400
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What Students Are Saying

3.27 Average Rating
Shenandoah is a place where anyone can come and be free to be their true self; there is no pressure to fall into a clique. The people there genuinely want to see you succeed and grow as a person. Shenandoah is a small campus, but the impact and involvement the university has on the city of Winchester is amazing.
Regine' from Woodbridge, VA

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