The acceptance rate at SU is 74%. It ranks #18 in Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. SU is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 1,968 out of 2,646 applicants were admitted.
The school has average admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 58 percent (SAT 1010/1230 ACT 19/26). Shenandoah University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.55. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Shenandoah University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||510|
|SAT Math 25th||500|
|SAT Composite 25th||1010|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||630|
|SAT Math 75th||600|
|SAT Composite 75th||1230|
|Average SAT Score||1120
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Shenandoah University?
Shenandoah University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 59 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1010 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 900. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1120 out of 1600. SU ranks #17 in Virginia for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 87 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||18|
|ACT Math 25th||17|
|ACT Composite 25th||19|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||26|
|ACT Math 75th||26|
|ACT Composite 75th||26|
|Average ACT Score||22
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into SU?
Admission data indicates that SU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #22 in Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. 23 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Shenandoah University.
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What GPA do you need to get into Shenandoah University?
Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into SU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Shenandoah University was 3.55 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #21 in Virginia for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as SU accepts 74% of students who apply.
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|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.75 to 3.99||18.0%||Avg +|
|3.50 to 3.74||15.0%||Avg -|
|3.25 to 3.49||14.0%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.24||10.0%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.99||15.0%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.49||4.0%||Low|
|1.00 to 1.99||0%||Low|
|less than 1.00||0%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
68% of Shenandoah University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||15%|
|Top 25% of class||41%|
|Top 50% of class||68%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||26%||27%||26%|
The cost for prospective students to apply to Shenandoah University is $30.
What are the requirements for admission to Shenandoah University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Considered but not required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Required|
|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.
87% of students submit their SAT scores to SU. 23% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
74% of those who apply are granted admission to SU. Admission competition is low and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1010 and 1230. 87% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 26. 23% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.