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Location
Winchester, VA
Undergrads
1,837
Tuition
$28,800
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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College Freshman

Facilities: I start school in August 2014 and it's only April

4 College Freshman

Facilities: Kindness, respect, and a sense of community are highly valued.

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3 College Freshman

Facilities: im here to get a degree, that is all.

3 College Freshman

Facilities: it doesn't really stand out. pretty average.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Student Center is used for everything!

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 86th
    Best Performance Venues
  • 187th
    Best Student Centers
  • 749th
    Best Library
  • 939th
    Greenest Campuses
  • 1132nd
    Best Athletic Facilities

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Julie Basile
Hometown
Aberdeen, Maryland
Major
Biology/Pre-Med
Grad Year
2014
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SU is a very lively school during the day. Many students rush to classes with food/snacks in their hands. Occasionally, trash will be found lying on the ground, but it is quickly cleaned up. The campus is well-maintained and kept clean. Many students tend to say that some buildings are more rundown than others because of a lack of renovation. However, newer buildings on campus are phenomenal. The student and athletic centers are well-kept and are quite busy during the day. The gyms are big and are very capable of holding many sports teams inside of them at one time. The school continues to grow and build new buildings.

Halpin-Harrison Hall is where most students' FYS, math, and science studies take place. SU tends to make renovations and updates on the school every year. There are plans to build a new recreational center, including a new gym and possible indoor pool. Libraries on campus are very adequate for student needs. There are private study rooms for students who like it extra silent while they are trying to prepare for classes. SU generally plans many activities throughout the week to keep students entertained. Most of the time, a sports game will be in process or there will be activities and free items at the Brandt Student Center.

Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
94
Campus Size
100 acres
Student Centers
Brandt Student Center
Campus Library?
Yes
Main Libraries
Alson H. Smith Jr. Library
Popular Places to Chill
  • Brandt Student Center
  • Dorms
  • Outside seating near the Allen Dining Hall
Bar on Campus
None
Bowling on Campus
There is no bowling alley on campus. The only bowling alley near school is named Northside Lanes. Many students go there on the first Thursday of every month. SU holds free student bowling.
Coffeehouse on Campus
There is no coffeehouse on campus. SU does have a store that sells coffee on campus in the Brandt Student Center. It is called Jazzman's, and it plays jazz over the speakers.
Movie Theater on Campus
The Apple Blossom theater is the most popular theater students go to. However, there are no movie theaters on campus.
"Green" Initiatives
The school does have recycling bins, but there is not much action in the whole "going green scene," nor is there an enforcement of the recycling. The most recent activity on going green is the printing system. SU has printers for each dorm building, in which nothing gets printed unless a student makes a sign-in name and password for the system. This aims to help reduce the amount of paper being printed every day.
School Slang
  • The Café: "The Café" is the main dining area-the Allen Dining Hall. This is where the all-you-can-eat buffet is located.
  • The Grill: "The Grill" is the Brandt Student Center, which includes multiple eating areas.
  • The QI: The Quality Inn is the residence hall for juniors and seniors.
  • The UI: The University Inn is a residence hall for upperclassmen.
Traditions
Apple Blossom Festival: Every year in the spring, the Apple Blossom Festival comes crashing into Winchester. It's a huge festival full of animals, parades, music, and food. Also, students get the day off from school!
Urban Legends
The theater is haunted.
Favorite Things To Do
Many students like to play games of baseball, soccer, basketball, etc., on campus. SU has an outdoor basketball court, where many students hold games. Also, many students will walk over to the Brandt Student Center and go into the game room, which holds the Wii, pool table, flat-screen TVs, and pingpong.
Student Newspaper
The SUN (Shenandoah University Newspaper)
Clubs and Organizations on Campus
Students usually join organizations by attending events advertised by clubs. All of the clubs meet outside of the library and set up tables with descriptions of the club. Students easily just write their name and email address, and then they're in the club. Also, students can start a new club, but they have to make sure they can obtain enough people.
Student Activities Offered
  • Campus ministries
  • Choral groups
  • Concert band
  • Dance
  • Drama/theater
  • Jazz band
  • Literary magazine
  • Music ensembles
  • Musical theater
  • Opera
  • Student government
  • Symphony orchestra
  • Television station
ROTC
Air Force ROTC: No
Navy ROTC: No
Army ROTC: No
Did You Know?
  • Joining clubs and organizations looks good on resumes and graduate school applications.
  • SU holds poster sales and free item activities almost every week.

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 25 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

How would you describe the student center/union?    Based on 38 responses

  • 0% The student center is in need of a major renovation.
  • 16% The student center serves its purpose but is not a popular hangout.
  • 34% The student center is great but isn't central to student life.
  • 50% The student center is state-of-the-art and the hub of student life.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 30 responses

  • 7% I hate my school and have no school spirit.
  • 7% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 67% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 20% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.

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