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Shenandoah University is a private institution that was founded in 1875. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,402, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 120 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Shenandoah University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), 44. Its tuition and fees are $28,648 (2013-14).
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Shenandoah University is the private, nationally recognized applied liberal arts university that invites students to join a close-knit community rich in creative energy. We attract independent, curious, and academically prepared students who seek a rigorous education and exceptional professional training. In our dynamic academic community, students: connect with accomplished professors; engage in small, highly interactive classes; apply what they learn in a variety of experiences outside the classroom; and expand their
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||United Methodist|
When applying to Shenandoah University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 15. The application fee at Shenandoah University is $30. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 84.6 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||84.6%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||July 15|
The student-faculty ratio at Shenandoah University is 10:1, and the school has 69.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Shenandoah University include: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Business Administration and Management, General; Physical Education Teaching and Coaching; Musical Theatre; and Biology/Biological Sciences, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 74.8 percent.
Shenandoah University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,402, with a gender distribution of 37.5 percent male students and 62.5 percent female students. At this school, 55 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 45 percent of students live off campus. Shenandoah University is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Shenandoah University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Shenandoah University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Shenandoah University, 37 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Shenandoah University.
|Students who have cars on campus||37%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Shenandoah University, 61.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $8,000.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$28,648 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$9,564 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data