Quick Statistics 2012-2013
Founded in 1875, Shenandoah University is a private, medium-size, moderately-selective university in Winchester, Virginia, a metropolitan area of approximately 107,000 people. Its main campus is adjacent to Interstate 81 at exit 313B in the northern Shenandoah Valley. Shenandoah University is affiliated with the United Methodist Church.
- Shenandoah offers 44 undergraduate degrees and 28 graduate degrees.
Undergraduate certificates and graduate certificates are also offered in many areas.
Faculty Profile from 2012-2013
- 404 distinguished faculty come to the university from around the world – Austria, China, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Romania, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela, and Vietnam.
- Ninety-one percent of full-time faculty have an earned doctorate (Ph. D. or similar) in their fields or other terminal degree.
Student profile, fall 2012
- 4,176 students
1422 men (34%) and 2,754 women (66%)
- Approximately 58% of the student body is undergraduate students; and 42% are graduate students in master’s or doctoral-degree programs.
- 159 international students come from 42 foreign countries.
- U.S. students come from 43 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico
Students profess different religion faiths including:
Agnostic, Anglican Catholic, Assembly of God, Atheist, Bahai, Baptist, Baptist-Free Will, Baptist-Independent, Baptist-Southern, Brethern-Grace, Brethren, Church of the, Buddhism, Christian, Christian Science, Christian/Miss. Alliance, Church of Christ, Church of God, Church of God in Christ, Church of the Nazarene, Congregational, Episcopal, Evangelical, Greek Orthodox, Hindu, Islam, Jewish, Lutheran, Missouri Synod, Lutheran-ELCA, Mennonite, Messianic Jew, Methodist, Methodist-Ame Zion, Methodist-Christian/Epis, Methodist-Free, Methodist-Independent, Methodist-Wesleyan, Mormom-Latter Day Saints, Muslim, Non-Christian, Non-Denominational, Pentecostal, Personal, Presbyterian USA, Protestant, Quaker (friends), Reformed, Roman Catholic, Romanian Orthodox, Russian Orthodox, Seventh Day Adventist, The Disciples of Christ, Unitarian Universalist, United Church of Christ, United Methodist. The largest denominational groups are Roman Catholic and Christian.
- 3.8% International (non-Green card holders)
- 9.1% Black, non-Hispanic
- 0.9% American Indian/Alaskan Native
- 7.0% Asian/Pacific Islander
- 2.9% Hispanic
- 0.3% Multi-racial
- 66.0% White, non-Hispanic
- 10.2% Declined to state
Incoming Undergraduate Students – 2012
243 men (53%) and 216 (47%) women
- 0.9% International (non-Green card holders)
- 13.9% Black, non-Hispanic
- 1.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
- 3.7% Asian/Pacific Islander
- 4.8% Hispanic
- 69.1% White, non-Hispanic
- 5.9% Declined to state
Incoming Graduate Students (Not First Professional)
88 men (27%) and 235 (73%) women
- 5.6% International (non-Green card holders)
- 5.9% Black, non-Hispanic
- 4.6% Asian/Pacific Islander
- 3.7% Hispanic
- 75.2% White, non-Hispanic
- 0.3% Multi-racial
- 7.4% Declined to state
All Graduate Students (Not First Professional)
332 men (26%) and 948 (74%) women
- 4.9% International (non-Green card holders)
- 5.0% Black, non-Hispanic
- 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
- 4.4% Asian
- 3.0% Hispanic
- 0.3% Multi-racial
- 73.4% White, non-Hispanic
- 8.8% Declined to state
All First-Professional (Doctor of Pharmacy) Students
- 190 (39%) men and 300 (61%) women
- 4.5% International (non-Green card holders)
- 8.9% Black, non-Hispanic
- 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
- 22.7% Asian
- 2.2% Hispanic
- 51.0% White, non-Hispanic
- 10.5% Declined to state
- 482 undergraduates.
- 89 received undergraduate or graduate certificates.
- 274 were master’s-level students.
- 138 students received a doctoral degree.
- 69 percent were female and 31 percent were male.
- Students from 36 states plus the District of Columbia received degrees and certificates.
- 71 International (non-green card holders) received degrees.
- The average age of all graduates is 30. The youngest is 21, the oldest is 80.
Our three university campuses are situated on more than 126 acres of land. Academic, administrative and residential space, both leased and owned, equates to 1,030,759 square-feet.
The Main Campus
- Shenandoah’s main campus is located in historic Winchester, Va.
- The College of Arts & Sciences, the Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business, Shenandoah Conservatory, student residence halls, the Alson H. Smith Library, Ohrstrom-Bryant Theater, Armstrong Concert Hall, Aikens Athletic Center, and other administrative offices are located on the main campus. Ground has been broken for the Health and Life Sciences Building.
Downtown Campus, Medical Center Campus, and Leesburg Campus
- The School of Health Professions and the Eleanor Wade Custer School of Nursing and Respiratory Care are located in several facilities:
- On the campus of the Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, VA
- At 333 West Cork Street in downtown Winchester, VA
- At the Northern Virginia Campus in Leesburg, VA
- The Bernard J. Dunn, Jr., School of Pharmacy is located in the Health Professions Building on the campus of the Winchester Medical Center.
- Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy, composed of over 70 professionally trained musicians, dancers, and educators, serves nearly 2,000 community students of all ages with programs in music, theater, dance and the visual arts. It is located in the John Kerr Building in downtown Winchester.
- Over 800 students live in SU residence halls. There are 4 freshmen residence halls and 5 upperclassmen residence halls.
- Honor/quiet hall is available.
- Students may choose from more than 60 different clubs and student organizations.
- There are 20 intercollegiate and 10 intramural sports.
- It is mandatory that first- and second-year students live on campus.
- The 40,000 square-foot Brandt Student Center, opened in May 2008, is the hub of student activities.
- Over eighty indoor and outdoor security cameras are divided among the public venues of three campuses: The Health Professions Building, Leesburg and Main Campus. There is new street lighting on University Drive.
ADMISSIONS (FALL 2012)
- 1833 undergraduate applications were received for a first-year class of 459 first-time, degree-seeking freshmen students.
- The applicants came from 25 countries, and 35 states.
- 253 came from a Virginia high school.
- 204 from an out-of-state high school.
- The average high school GPA is 3.4.
- 30% scored about a 3.75 percent high school GPA or higher.
- The median SAT score for admitted students was 480, including the writing test.
- 70% submitted SAT scores. The combined average SAT, including the new writing test, is 490
- 25% submitted ACT scores. The average ACT score is 22.
- Of 152 transfer students, 74 were from two-year Virginia junior colleges, 21 from Virginia four-year institutions, and 57 from four-year out-of-state institutions.
- 32% of those applying to master’s-level programs were accepted.
- 81% of those applying to master’s-level programs were nursing, music therapy, athletic training, occupational therapy, and physician’s assistant.
- 31% applying to doctorate-level programs were accepted.
- 38% applying to first professional programs were accepted.
- Eighty-five percent of students apply for financial aid at Shenandoah University.
- Shenandoah assisted students in obtaining over $45 million dollars in financial aid for 2012-2013.
- More than 1,800 students received university-sponsored scholarships and grants totaling over $14 million dollars.
- 1265 students received an average grant award of $2,321 from the VTAG program for 2012-2013.
- Virginia students are usually eligible for Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG). For 2012-2013 the average undergraduate grant is estimated at $3,100; $1,300 for graduate students in health professions.
- Virginia United Methodist students who are members of the Virginia Annual Conference are usually eligible for a United Methodist scholarship.
- Selected conservatory students received talent awards.
- There are many merit and need-based scholarships available for eligible Shenandoah University undergraduate students.
- Student must fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online to be eligible for a full financial aid package.
Click on http://www.fafsa.gov