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Shenandoah University Overview

Shenandoah University is a private not-for-profit institution situated 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?

593 Undergraduate Awards
$33,761 Avg Cost After Aid
83% Acceptance Rate
  • Shenandoah has an impressive student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1.
  • The 4% 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 doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Shenandoah.
  • In 2017-2018, 58% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Shenandoah makes roughly $45,800 a year. This is 12% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

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Shenandoah University Rankings

We have ranked Shenandoah as #454 out of 2,320 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Shenandoah has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#21 Most Popular Online Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#49 Best Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Shenandoah.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Best Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Most Popular Online Health Professions Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#40 Best Health Professions Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Shenandoah University?

Location of Shenandoah University

Contact details for Shenandoah are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1460 University Dr, Winchester, VA 22601-5195
Phone: 540-665-4500
Website: www.su.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ShenandoahUniversity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/shenandoahu

How Do I Get Into Shenandoah?

You can apply to Shenandoah online at: www.su.edu/future-freshmen/

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 recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Shenandoah?

83% Acceptance Rate
58% Of Accepted Are Women
85% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 83%, Shenandoah may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 42% of accepted students are men and 58% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 87%, and the acceptance rate for women is 80%.

Average Test Scores

About 85% of students accepted to Shenandoah submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 610. Math scores were between 500 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Shenandoah University  ( 510 to 610 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Shenandoah University  ( 500 to 590 )
200
800
Shenandoah received ACT scores from 29% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 26. Math scores were between 18 and 25. Composite scores were between 20 and 26.

ACT English Scores for Shenandoah University  ( 20 to 26 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Shenandoah University  ( 18 to 25 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Shenandoah University  ( 20 to 26 )
1
36

Can I Afford Shenandoah University?

$33,761 Net Price
67% Take Out Loans
4.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Shenandoah is $33,761. 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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Shenandoah, approximately 67% of students took out student loans averaging $9,095 a year. That adds up to $36,380 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Shenandoah is 4.1%. 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

1,967 Full-Time Undergraduates
60% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,034 undergraduate students at Shenandoah, with 1,967 being full-time and 67 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Shenandoah

There are also 1,783 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,967 full-time undergraduates at Shenandoah, 40% are male and 60% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Shenandoah

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Shenandoah Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 61
Black or African American 199
Hispanic or Latino 128
White 1,172
International Students 44
Other Races/Ethnicities 363

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

417 Took All Classes Online
1,050 Took At Least One Class Online
13.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 3 master’s degree programs available online at Shenandoah. In 2017-2018, 1,050 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.

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This school is the 18th most popular in Virginia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Shenandoah

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Shenandoah University was 13.4%. This is the #1,131 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Shenandoah regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Shenandoah majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Public Health 59%
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 1%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Shenandoah ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Shenandoah.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences #8
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions #22
Nursing #234
Health Professions #383

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%.

Shenandoah University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 0 138 15 13 0 166
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 9 12 56 86 163
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 0 0 113 113
Business Administration & Management 0 57 1 34 0 92
Allied Health Professions 0 8 0 66 0 74
Music 0 34 2 25 4 65
General Education 0 0 0 47 0 47
General Biology 0 45 0 0 0 45
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 41 0 0 0 41
General Psychology 0 41 0 0 0 41
Teacher Education Grade Specific 14 0 7 9 0 30
Educational Administration 0 0 18 4 5 27
Drama & Theater Arts 0 27 0 0 0 27
Teacher Education Subject Specific 8 12 0 4 0 24
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 24 0 0 0 24
Health & Physical Education 0 22 0 0 0 22
Public Health 0 16 1 0 0 17
Communication & Media Studies 0 16 0 0 0 16
Business/Managerial Economics 0 13 0 0 0 13
Dance 0 13 0 0 0 13
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 11 0 11
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 10 0 0 0 10
Mathematics 0 7 0 0 0 7
General English Literature 0 6 0 0 0 6
Natural Resources Conservation 0 6 0 0 0 6
History 0 5 0 0 0 5
Chemistry 0 5 0 0 0 5
Political Science & Government 0 5 0 0 0 5
Arts & Media Management 0 0 0 5 0 5
Sacred Music 0 2 1 1 0 4
Romance Languages 0 3 0 0 0 3
Sociology 0 3 0 0 0 3
Human Services 0 0 0 0 2 2
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 1 0 0 0 1
Theological & Ministerial Studies 1 0 0 0 0 1
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 1 0 0 0 1
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 0 0 0 0
Information Science 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multilingual Education 0 0 0 0 0 0
Teaching English or French 0 0 0 0 0 0
Area Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 0 0 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 0 0 0
Religious Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Public Administration 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 23 570 57 275 210 1,135

References

*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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