Shenandoah University

736 reviews
  1. Winchester, VA
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A-
Shenandoah University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Methodist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Address
1460 University Dr
Winchester, VA 22601
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
83%
SAT Range
880-1110
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$28,306/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $24,129/ year
  • $30-48k
    $25,653/ year
  • $49-75k
    $27,303/ year
  • $76-110k
    $27,584/ year
  • $110k+
    $29,626/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.70 responses
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.69 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.70 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,823Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
21%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    58%
  • Open-minded
    18%
  • Unique
    15%
  • Global
    6%
  • Tired
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
67%
Poll
33%
of students say they don't have Greek life.54 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.81 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    38%
  • Determined : to help every student succeed
    24%
  • Small class sizes
    22%
  • Money grubbing corporation
    8%
  • Deceiving
    3%
  • Outgoing
    3%
  • Progressive
    3%

After Shenandoah University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
55%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.44 responses

Reviews

736 reviews
  • Excellent
    117
  • Very Good
    258
  • Average
    270
  • Poor
    52
  • Terrible
    39
I absolutely love my majors (Musical Theatre Accompanying and Vocal Performance)--SU does an amazing job at creating opportunities for the student as well as helping the student shape their own education to create a unique and prosperous experience. Check out the GCP and FYS programs--going to Bhutan with the GCP program this past spring break changed my life, and my FYS (The Politics and Culture of Food) totally changed my global perspective!
  • College Freshman
  • 7 months ago
Being a student here, although its only been a short time was a joyous experience. I'm glad I chose this college. The campus overall is just BEAUTIFUL and it is located in the great area of Winchester, VA! Professors are as passionate as the students are and will do anything to ensure that they understand the topics covered. Sometimes classes consist of 20+ students, but the professors ensure that they are all receiving a great education!
  • College Junior
  • 5 months ago
Being a new member of the SU Hornets, I look forward to experiencing the game of baseball like I never have before. I've been playing baseball my entire life, and I look forward to adding to the great achievements on and off the field for the Shenandoah Hornets! Whether this includes championships or even revamping the entire program, I look forward to participating!
  • College Junior
  • 5 months ago