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Shenandoah University
Shenandoah University 1460 University Dr Winchester, VA 22601 Phone: (540) 665-4500
  • General Information
    About Shenandoah University

    Mission Statement Large SU statue with students Shenandoah University educates and inspires individuals to be critical, reflective thinkers; lifelong learners; and ethical, compassionate citizens who are committed to making responsible contributions within a community, a nation and the world. Core Values * Development of an enduring passion for learning * Commitment to self-reflection and personal development * Respect for diverse cultures, experiences, and perspectives * Celebration of creative performance, expression, teaching, and discovery * Cultivation of leadership to advance positive change and growth * Dedication to citizenship, professional service, and global outreach Foundation Shenandoah University distinguishes itself by providing opportunities to gain knowledge and develop skills in a collaborative, personalized environment that intertwines professional and liberal learning. A Shenandoah education incorporates scholarship, experiential learning and sophisticated technologies, as well as practical wisdom. As an institution affiliated with the United Methodist Church, Shenandoah University practices the highest ethical standards in its interactions with the community and with students of all faiths. Within a community of scholars, Shenandoah promotes the welfare of the whole person by fostering a nurturing environment in which students learn, grow, and flourish. Revision approved by President's Executive Council September 2007. Input from SGA & Administrative Council; revision by Academic Cabinet. Approved by Board of Trustees October 2007.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Private not-for-profit
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    • Weekend/evening college
    Student Services
    • General Education Courses
    • Career Services available upon completion
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
    Religious Affiliation
    • United Methodist
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Less than 1 year certificate
    • 1-2 years certificate
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Postbaccalaureate certificate
    • Master's degree
    • Post-master's certificate
    Campus Setting
    • City: Small
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 1,803
    Percent Admitted 62%
    Men Admitted 57%
    Women Admitted 65%
    Full Time Retention Rate 71%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 440 560
      Math 440 560
      Writing 440 550
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 17 23
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 4,971
    Native American 10.0
    Asian 142.0
    African American 367.0
    Hispanic 91.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 1,801
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 772

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