#6 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

Shenandoah University

Winchester, Virginia

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Student Population
Shenandoah University overview
Location Winchester, Virginia
Online su.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Small City
Religious Affiliation United Methodist
Shenandoah University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Winchester, Virginia, Shenandoah University is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the United Methodist faith. In the most recent statistical year 2,322 prospective students applied, and 1,727 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 503 enrolled in the school.  2,909 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 908 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $31,890 plus fees of $1,290. SU is ranked 433 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



SU is rated within the top 43% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
Shenandoah University overview
SAT 1000/1200
ACT 18/26
GPA 3.39
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $30

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Shenandoah University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,500
Other Fees$1,290
Room and Board $10,570
Budget for Other Expenses$2,600
Total One Year Cost$47,850

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$48,300 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
45% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Shenandoah University students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 36%
Visual and Performing Arts 17%
Education 16%
Business 9%
Biology 4%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=233541 IPEDS survey data for Shenandoah University.

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