Shenandoah University is a private, religious school in an suburban setting in Winchester, Virginia. Shenandoah University was founded in 1875 and now enrolls around 4,174 students a year, including 2,267 undergrads.
Shenandoah University offers housing for up to 1,055 students. Most students live off campus,.
As of 2021, the total market value of Shenandoah University's endowment was $68.448 million The institution spends around $13,829 for each full-time student enrolled. For each full-time professor, there are about 10 undergraduates enrolled at Shenandoah University.
|2021 Shenandoah University Admissions Facts At-a Glance|
|Overall Acceptance Rate||74%|
Shenandoah University does not offer early decision or early action.
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It is moderately difficult to get into Shenandoah University. In 2021, Shenandoah University accepted 74% of applicants. Out of 2,646 applications received in 2021, 1,968 students were offered admission.
Shenandoah University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.
Shenandoah University is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Shenandoah University, applicants must submit the following items.
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|Other Requirements||√||audition for conservatory applicants, interview for some Conservatory programs and for Guaranteed Admission for Health Professions programs|
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The average high school GPA for a student admitted to Shenandoah University is 3.6 /4.0.
Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Shenandoah University.
Shenandoah University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
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Yes! Shenandoah University provides on-campus housing for up to 1,055 students.
Shenandoah University students are active in the school's Student Government Association, Graduate Student Assembly and Campus Activities Network. Homecoming, Movie Nights, and and Apple Blossom-Rock the Bloom Events are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.
Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Shenandoah University.
Shenandoah University meets 64% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $19,578 a year.
The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021
Some aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.
Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.
Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.
About 82% of students who start at Shenandoah University return for their second year of college. Out of the 417 students who started at Shenandoah University as first-time freshman, 251 graduate within four years.
Shenandoah University's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 61%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.
Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 56% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.
The average starting salary for recent grads is $52,000 a year. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $36,370 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.
Based on this information, how does Shenandoah University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Shenandoah University a good school for you?
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Shenandoah University is located in the suburban setting of Winchester, Virginia, less than an hour from Washington and D.C..
If you want to see Shenandoah University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 81, Route 50, and Route 7 to Winchester, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Dulles International, Hagerstown Regional.
You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Shenandoah University and Winchester are like without leaving home.
First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Shenandoah University is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Shenandoah University is Continuous processing.
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Wondering what life at Shenandoah University is like? There are approximately 4,174 students enrolled at Shenandoah University, including 2,267 undergraduate students and 1,907 graduate students. 93% percent of students attend school full-time, 60% percent are from VA and 40% percent of students are from other states.
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