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SU Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

83.2%
Admission Difficulty for Shenandoah University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

Can I get into SU? The school has a 83% acceptance rate. Last year, 1,446 out of 1,737 applicants were admitted making Shenandoah University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 46 percent. Shenandoah University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 30% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1090-1270
Applicants Submitting SAT
85%
SAT Scores for Shenandoah University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1090
SAT Scores for Shenandoah University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1270
Estimated Average SAT 1180
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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Shenandoah University?

Shenandoah University typically requires applicants to be in the top 43 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1090 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1000. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1180 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 85 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Shenandoah University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1270 and Above Good >89%
1180 to 1270 Avg + 83%-89%
1090 to 1180 Avg - 74%-83%
1000 to 1090 Reach 63%-74%
Less than 1000 Low <63%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
20-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
29%
ACT Scores for Shenandoah University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Shenandoah University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 26
Estimated Average ACT 23
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into SU?

Admission data indicates that SU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. 29 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Shenandoah University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Shenandoah University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >89%
23 to 26 Avg + 83%-89%
20 to 23 Avg - 74%-83%
17 to 20 Reach 63%-74%
Less than 17 Low <63%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.39
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Shenandoah University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Shenandoah University was 3.39 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school grades are above the average 3.39 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as SU accepts 83% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Shenandoah University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 27% Good
3.50 to 3.75 14% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 19% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 16% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 18% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 6% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

74% of Shenandoah University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Shenandoah University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 13%
Top 25% of class 36%
Top 50% of class 74%
Bottom 50% of class 26%
Bottom 25% of class 6%

Admission Statistics

Shenandoah University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,046 691 1,737
Accepted 842 604 1,446
Acceptance Rate 80% 87% 83%
Enrolled 261 177 438
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 31% 29% 30%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Shenandoah University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Shenandoah University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Required

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Shenandoah University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

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