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Located in Winchester, Virginia, Shenandoah University is a private not-for-profit institution. Winchester is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

125 Undergraduate Degrees
57 Graduate Degrees
$29,258 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
74% Acceptance Rate

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Shenandoah University Rankings

We have ranked Shenandoah as #298 out of 1,633 colleges and universities in the country in our 2023 Best Colleges list. It is also ranked #5 out of 37 schools in Virginia.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Shenandoah.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#41 Most Popular Nursing Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Shenandoah has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#8 Highest Paid Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing Graduates College Factual
#110 Best Healthcare Schools Healthcare Degree Search
#136 Best Registered Nursing Schools College Factual
#162 Best Nursing Schools College Factual
#285 Best Colleges College Factual

Where Is Shenandoah University?


Contact details for Shenandoah are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1460 University Dr, Winchester, VA 22601-5195
Phone: 540-665-4500

How Do I Get Into Shenandoah?

You can apply to Shenandoah online at:

Admission Requirements for Shenandoah

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program considered but not required
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Shenandoah?

74% Acceptance Rate
56% Of Accepted Are Women
79% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 74%, Shenandoah may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 44% of accepted students are men and 56% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 84%, and the acceptance rate for women is 68%.

Average Test Scores

About 79% of students accepted to Shenandoah submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 630. Math scores were between 500 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Shenandoah University  ( 510 to 630 )

SAT Math Scores for Shenandoah University  ( 500 to 600 )
Shenandoah received ACT scores from 21% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 18 and 26. Math scores were between 17 and 26. Composite scores were between 19 and 26.

ACT English Scores for Shenandoah University  ( 18 to 26 )
ACT Math Scores for Shenandoah University  ( 17 to 26 )
ACT Composite Scores for Shenandoah University  ( 19 to 26 )

Can I Afford Shenandoah University?

$29,258 Net Price
69% Take Out Loans
3.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Shenandoah is $29,258. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Shenandoah, approximately 69% of students took out student loans averaging $10,962 a year. That adds up to $43,848 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Shenandoah is 3.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Shenandoah University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,097 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,267 undergraduate students at Shenandoah, with 2,097 being full-time and 170 being part-time.


There are also 1,907 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,097 full-time undergraduates at Shenandoah, 41% are male and 59% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Shenandoah University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 67
Black or African American 233
Hispanic or Latino 24
White 1,361
International Students 16
Other Races/Ethnicities 396

Geographic Diversity

Virginia students aren't the only ones who study at Shenandoah University. At this time, 25 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 28 countries are represented at Shenandoah. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, China, and France.

Online Learning at Shenandoah University

1,128 Took All Classes Online
2,131 Took At Least One Class Online
31.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 2,131 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Shenandoah has changed over the last few years.


Online Affordability Rankings of Shenandoah

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Shenandoah University was $33,900 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how Shenandoah is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing #44 #35

Online Growth Rankings of Shenandoah

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Shenandoah University was 31.7%. This is the #557 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Shenandoah regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Shenandoah University Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 125 0 0 0 125
Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 0 0 25 8 33
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery 0 12 0 0 12
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing 0 9 0 0 9
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 0 3 0 0 3
TOTAL 125 24 25 8 182


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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