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Shenandoah University Overview

Shenandoah University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Winchester, Virginia. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is Shenandoah University Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$29,258 Avg Cost After Aid
74% Acceptance Rate
  • The 2% student loan default rate at Shenandoah is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The highest award offered at Shenandoah is the doctor's degree.
  • In <nil>, 58% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Shenandoah bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $55,196 a year. That's about 35% more than their peers at other schools.
  • The average Shenandoah student graduates in 4.2 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

Where Is Shenandoah University?


Contact details for Shenandoah are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1460 University Dr, Winchester, VA 22601-5195
Phone: 540-665-4500

How Do I Get Into Shenandoah?

You can apply to Shenandoah online at:

Admission Requirements for Shenandoah

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Considered but not required
Recommendations Considered but not required
SAT or ACT Scores Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Shenandoah?

74% Acceptance Rate
59% Of Accepted Are Women
Shenandoah has an acceptance rate of 74%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 84%, and the acceptance rate for women is 69%.

Can I Afford Shenandoah University?

$29,258 Net Price
94% Take Out Loans
1.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Shenandoah is $29,258. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Shenandoah, approximately 94% of students took out student loans averaging $8,811 a year. That adds up to $35,244 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Shenandoah is 1.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Shenandoah University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,034 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,416 undergraduate students at Shenandoah, with 2,034 being full-time and 382 being part-time.


There are also 1,871 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,034 full-time undergraduates at Shenandoah, 41% are male and 59% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Shenandoah University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 61
Black or African American 193
Hispanic or Latino 176
White 1,232
International Students 22
Other Races/Ethnicities 350

Geographic Diversity

Virginia students aren't the only ones who study at Shenandoah University. At this time, 25 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 28 countries are represented at Shenandoah. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, China, and France.

Online Learning at Shenandoah University

699 Took All Classes Online
1,840 Took At Least One Class Online
31.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 1,840 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Shenandoah has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Shenandoah

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Shenandoah University was 31.7%. This is the #855 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Shenandoah regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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