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Shenandoah University is a private institution that was founded in 1875. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,290, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 125 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Shenandoah University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), 28. Its tuition and fees are $27,780 (2012-13).
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Shenandoah University is a private, nationally recognized applied liberal arts university that invites students to join a close-knit community rich in creative energy. In our dynamic academic community, curious, and academically prepared 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 understanding and perspectives by being involved in global initiatives.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||United Methodist|
When applying to Shenandoah University, it's important to note the application deadline is August 1. 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 76.6 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||76.6%|
|Application deadline||August 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||July 15|
The student-faculty ratio at Shenandoah University is 10:1, and the school has 74.7 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; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; and Musical Theatre. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 72.2 percent.
Shenandoah University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,290, with a gender distribution of 36.0 percent male students and 64.0 percent female students. At this school, 42.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 58.0 percent of students live off campus. Shenandoah University is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Shenandoah University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, 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, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Shenandoah University, 34 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Shenandoah University.
|Students who have cars on campus||34%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
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||$27,780 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$9,240 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data