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Shenandoah University

  • Winchester, VA
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Small
    setting
  • 61%39%
    student ratio
  • 2,150
    total students
  • $28,514 | $28,514
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling
    fall application deadline
  • 84%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 490
    sat math
  • 484
    sat reading
  • 474
    sat writing
  • 21
    act composite

Overview

Discover Shenandoah

Shenandoah University is a private, nationally recognized liberal arts university in Winchester, Virginia. Founded in 1875, Shenandoah is renowned for its dynamic academic community, creative energy and exceptional professional training. Providing rigorous educational challenges in a supportive environment, Shenandoah offers students diverse learning opportunities both in and out of the classroom. US News and World Report ranked the university #27 of Regional Universities (South) in its 2012 edition of Best Colleges.

Shenandoah's unique applied liberal arts approach integrates a comprehensive liberal arts education with hands-on learning experiences to prepare students for successful careers in their chosen fields. Accomplished faculty and small classes create individualized learning opportunities that contribute to students' academic and personal development. Students develop global perspective and citizenship through Shenandoah's extensive array of international programs, study and travel abroad opportunities, and service and medical mission trips.

Shenandoah University's main campus is located on more than 100 acres in Winchester, Virginia. The campus is nestled in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, just 70 miles west of Washington, D.C. Home to vibrant cultural and historical communities, the Shenandoah Valley also offers a wealth of outdoor activities, including hiking, horseback riding, rock climbing, skiing and whitewater rafting.

The university's programs are divided among its six schools, each offering its own set of unique majors, minor, and select graduate degrees.

Eighteen Majors in the Arts and Sciences

Shenandoah University's College of Arts and Sciences provides students with a jumping off point for launching their careers. With 18 undergraduate majors and 24 minor areas of study, including certificates and pre-professional programs in the sciences, students can design customized degree programs based on their specific career interests. The College of Arts and Sciences combines a classic liberal arts education with pre-professional training, an emphasis on global diversity and numerous opportunities for student learning beyond the classroom. Students receive an education designed to develop the whole individual as thoughtful community member, successful professional and responsible global citizen.

Natural science majors are available in the areas of biology, chemistry, environmental studies and mathematics. Social science majors include criminal justice, kinesiology, political science, public health, psychology and sociology. Humanities majors include English, history, mass communications, religion, Spanish and university studies.

More than 30 Degrees Available at Shenandoah Conservatory

What continues to make Shenandoah Conservatory unique? Shenandoah Conservatory is a performing arts school renowned for distinguished faculty who are as passionate about providing a supportive learning environment as they are committed to rigorous training and artistic and academic excellence. In addition to majors in music, theatre and dance, the conservatory also offers majors in music education, arts management and music production & recording technology. Conservatory students enjoy many opportunities to perform and participate in 32 performing ensembles, concerts, recitals, clinics, theatre and opera productions, dance concerts and master classes each year. In addition, Shenandoah Conservatory offers more than 300 ambitious concerts and performances throughout the academic year, featuring students, faculty and world-class professional and award-winning vocalists, instrumentalists and dancers as well as master classes that enrich the soul and inspire the mind.

Four Entry Points into Nursing Program

Shenandoah University's Nursing Program has earned a strong reputation for excellence. Highly interactive classes are taught by caring and supportive faculty members who are known nationally and internationally for their contributions to the field. Shenandoah's innovative curriculum and rigorous academic standards help prepare students to become leaders in the nursing profession, while its close-knit community of nursing faculty provides the support, resources and mentoring opportunities students need to excel in clinical work. With four points of entry for earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), students can choose to pursue a traditional four-year degree, transfer, RN to BSN, or enroll in an accelerated second-degree program.

Business Programs that Develop Entrepreneurs

With Shenandoah's individualized BBA program, students can personalize their degree programs by selecting courses that meet their unique talents, goals and career aspirations. Majors are available in business administration, entrepreneurship and health care management. Minor fields of study are available in entrepreneurship and economics, and more than 20 options are available beyond the business school. Shenandoah's focus on global education offers students a diverse range of opportunities to study business in both domestic and international internships. Students receive ongoing support through the Alumni Mentorship Program (AMP), which encourages professional development and aids students as they transition into their careers.


Location & Contact

1460 University Drive
Winchester, VA 22601-5195
USA

Mr.Andrew Woodall

Executive Director of Recruitment and Admissions

Phone: 540-665-4581
Fax: 540-665-4627
Email: admit@su.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Exercise Physiology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration, Management and Operations Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Entrepreneurship
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Music Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Music Therapy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Public Health Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Respiratory Care Therapy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Outdoor Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sport And Fitness Administration/Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Theology and religious vocations
    • Religious/Sacred Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Acting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Costume Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Jazz/Jazz Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Keyboard Instruments
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Performance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Theory and Composition
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Musical Theater
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Theater Design and Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

84% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied1,632
    • Accepted1,377
    • Acceptance Rate84%
    • Enrolled2,150
    • Female Applicants930
    • Females Accepted790
    • Female Acceptance Rate84%
    • Male Applicants702
    • Males Accepted587
    • Male Acceptance Rate83%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
    • Required for Some Essay or personal statement
      Interview
      Applicants are strongly recommended to indicate community and extra-curricular involvement. Conservatory applicants are also required to successfully complete an audition
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.39
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Yes
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 484 420 540
    • SAT Math 490 430 550
    • SAT Writing 474 410 540
    • ACT Composite 21 18 24
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$28,514
    • Out-of-state tuition *$28,514
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,190.00
    • Room and board *$9,564.00
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students2,150
    • Male Student Percentage39%
    • Female Student Percentage61%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino4.3%
    • Black or African American13.72%
    • White or Caucasian66.43%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native1.94%
    • Asian4.25%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.43%
    • Two or more races%
    • Unknown3.93%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout5% representing 33 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students38% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 40%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Yes
    • Most popular organizations Student Government Association, The Graduate Student Association, Campus Activities Network, American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists, Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Inc
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Side door alarms, electric doors, campus shuttle, Safe in Sixty Seconds Program, Safe Walk/Safe Ride Program, Emergency Operations Plan

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No Division 3 No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Football Yes Division 3 No
    • Golf No Division 3 No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Tennis No Division 3 No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Field hockey No Division 3 No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf No No No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes Division 3 No
    • Tennis No Division 3 No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 3 No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty427
    • Full-time Percentage56%
    • Part-time Percentage44%
    • Female Percentage59%
    • Male Percentage41%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio10:1 or 3,123 students to 301 faculty


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