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Shenandoah University

1460 University Dr, Winchester, United States
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  • Previously Enrolled
    28

Overview of Shenandoah University (SU)

About this school

Shenandoah is a private, church-affiliated, comprehensive university. It was founded in 1875, adopted coeducation in 1930, and gained university status in 1991. Its 100-acre campus is located in Winchester, 72 miles from Washington, D.C.
  • Website


    www.su.edu/
  • Coeducational


    Yes

  • Graduate Students


    1,781

  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,063
    • Men:822 (39.8%)
    • Women:1,241 (60.2%)

Location

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Admission Information (SU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Not reported

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1460 University Drive
City, State, Zip
Winchester, VA  22601-5195
Phone
(540) 665-4581
Fax
(540) 665-4627
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
-
Application Fee
$30
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications not accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
Audition for conservatory applicants, interview for some Conservatory programs and for Guaranteed Admission for Health Professions programs recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
83% of 1,737 applicants were admitted
Women
80% of 1,046 applicants were admitted
Men
87% of 691 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
480 (33%) of 1,446 admitted students enrolled
Women
277 (33%) of 842 admitted students enrolled
Men
203 (34%) of 604 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.53
375 And Above
32%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
16%
2.00 - 2.49
8%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
542 average |500-590 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
2%
• Score 600 - 700
20%
• Score 500 - 600
54%
• Score 400 - 500
24%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
560 average |510-610 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
4%
• Score 600 - 700
29%
• Score 500 - 600
48%
• Score 400 - 500
19%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
23 average |20-26 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
10%
• Score 24 - 29
34%
• Score 18 - 23
50%
• Score 12 - 17
6%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (SU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $32,530 (73.26576576576576%)
  • Room & Board: - $10,370 (23.355855855855857%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,500 (3.3783783783783785%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Shenandoah University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003737
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
387 (88.4%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
327 (84.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
327 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
34 (10.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
63%
Average Award
$19,644
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 243 (74.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,691
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 268 (82.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,308
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 327 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
78 (17.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,009

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,882 (94.5%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,680 (89.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,680 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
183 (10.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
59%
Average Award
$18,768
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,309 (77.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,265
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,397 (83.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,939
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,638 (97.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
419 (21.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,168

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
87%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$34,121
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
22.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
26.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, Local/State Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,300

Academics & Instruction (SU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


251

Part-Time Faculty


209

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


43%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 17% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 40% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 32% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 8% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 53% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 40% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 6% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
426,757

Computing


Computer Ownership
Not reported
Computers Available On Campus
32
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Shenandoah University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


80.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


51.6%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


60.9%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


63.0%

Programs & Majors (SU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (37)


  • Acting
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Chemistry, General
  • Costume Design
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Dance, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • Exercise Physiology
  • History, General
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Technology
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music Therapy/Therapist
  • Musical Theatre
  • Outdoor Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health, Other
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Biological/life sciences, Visual and performing arts

Online Degrees


Occupational therapy, athletic training, public health

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Music Education, Master of Music Therapy, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Education

Master's Programs of Study (27)


  • Allied Health--General
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Arts Administration
  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Health Education
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Middle School Education
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nurse Midwifery
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Organizational Management
  • Physical Education
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Therapies--Dance, Drama, and Music

Campus Life (SU)

Location & Geography

Population


26,203

Nearest Metropolitan Area


359 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Washington, D.C.

Weather


Temperature
25.7 average low in January, 85.1 average high in September
Rain
114 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
45 mile(s) from campus in Hagerstown
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Winchester
Nearest Train Station
25 mile(s) from campus in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


48% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


52%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Buzzy the Hornet
School Colors
Red, blue, and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Shenandoah University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, student government association, graduate student assembly, campus activities network, athletic training club, variety of groups for professional fraternities

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,991

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,063
Women
1,241
Men
822

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.8% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.9% Asian
  • 11.3% Black/African-American
  • 6.7% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 58.9% White
  • 17.0% Unknown

International Students


2.8% from 17 countries

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


1,781

Student Resources (SU)

Study resources