Quick Statistics – 2012
Founded in 1875, Shenandoah is a private, medium-size, moderately-selective university in Winchester, Va., a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 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 43 undergraduate degrees and 48 graduate degrees.
Eleven undergraduate certificates and 11 graduate certificates are also offered in specific areas.
- Shenandoah’s undergraduate student-faculty ratio is 10:1.
- 68 percent of undergraduate classes have less than 20 students.
- Less than one percent of undergraduate classes have 50-plus students.
- 539 distinguished faculty members come to the university from around the world – Vietnam, the United Kingdom, Canada, Korea, Turkey, and other countries, including of course, the United States.
- Eighty-eight 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 2,745 women (66%)
- Approximately 58% of the student body is undergraduate students; and 42% are graduate students in master’s or doctoral-degree programs.
- 52 international students come from 22 foreign countries.
- U.S. students come from 44 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
- The average age of undergraduate students is 22; the median is 21.
Students profess different religion faiths including:
Agnostic, Anglican Catholic, Assembly of God, Atheist, Bahia, Baptist, Baptist-Free Will, Baptist-Independent, Baptist-Southern, Brethren-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/Episcopal, Methodist-Free, Methodist-Independent, Methodist-Wesleyan, Mormon-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)
- 9.2% Black, non-Hispanic
- 1.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
- 6.6% Asian/Pacific Islander
- 0.4 Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
- 3.0% Hispanic
- 0.62% Multi-racial
- 68.5% White, non-Hispanic
- 5.2% declined to state
Incoming Undergraduate Students
- 145 men (42.3%) and 198 (57.7%) women
- 2.33% international (non-Green card holders)
- 9.33% Black, non-Hispanic
- 3.79% American Indian/Alaskan Native
- 2.92% Asian/Pacific Islander
- 0.30% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
- 4.37% Hispanic
- 0.58% Multi-racial
- 72.01% White, non-Hispanic
- 4.37% declined to state
All Graduate Students
- 315 men (24%) and 986 (76%) women
- 5.92% international (non-Green card holders)
- 5.61% Black, non-Hispanic
- 0.31% American Indian/Alaskan Native
- 3.46% Asian/Pacific Islander
- 3.0% Hispanic
- 0.15% Multi-racial
- 70.33% White, non-Hispanic
- 11.22% declined to state
All First-Professional (Doctor of Pharmacy) Students
- 189(38%) men and 300 (61% women
- 4.56% international (non-Green card holders)
- 6.29% Black, non-Hispanic
- 20.61% Asian/Pacific Islander
- 1.08% Hispanic
- 54.88% White, non-Hispanic
- 12.58% declined to state
- 54 received undergraduate or graduate certificates.
- 277 were master’s-level students.
- 301 students received a doctoral degree.
- 69 percent were female and 31 percent were male.
- Students from 20 states plus the District of Columbia received degrees and certificates.
- 60 International (non-green card holders) received degrees.
- The average age of all graduates is 30. The youngest is 21, the oldest is 80.
The university has more than 100 acres of land, and the total campus facilities’ space equates to more than 650,000 square-feet. 100,000 square-feet of space was new in 2008.
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, and other administrative offices are located on the main campus.
School of Health Professions and
Bernard J. Dunn, Jr., School of Pharmacy
- The School of Health Professions is located in several facilities – 1) on the campus of the Winchester Medical Center, 2) 333 Cork Street in downtown Winchester, and 3) at the Northern Virginia Campus in Leesburg, Va.
- The Bernard J. Dunn, Jr., School of Pharmacy and The Eleanor Wade Custer School of Nursing are located in the Health Professions Building on the campus of the Winchester Medical Center
John Kerr Building (downtown Winchester)
- Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy serves nearly 2,000 community students of all ages with programs in music, theatre, dance and the visual arts and is located in the John Kerr Building in downtown Winchester.
Bowman Building (downtown Winchester)
- The School of Education
- Nine coed, single and double room residence halls
- Honor/quiet hall is available
- Freshmen only residence hall and Upperclassmen only residence halls are available
- 900 undergraduate students live in institutional supported housing.
- 1528 undergraduates reside in off-campus non-institutional supported housing.
- Students may choose from more than 50 different student organizations.
- There are 20 intercollegiate and 10 intramural sports.
- It is highly encouraged 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.
Admissions (Fall 2012)
- 1835 undergraduate applications were received for a first-year class of 459 full-time, first-time, degree-seeking freshmen students.
- They came from 5 countries, and 25 states.
- 267 came from a Virginia high school.
- 214 from an out-of-state high school.
- 4 were home-schooled.
- The average high school GPA is 3.36
- 47 percent of the freshmen had between a 3.6 and 4.7 high school GPA.
- 30 percent of the freshmen scored about 3.75 percent high school GPA or higher.
- The median Combined SAT score for admitted students was 1000. (Not including the writing test.)
- 90% submitted SAT scores. The combined average SAT score was 1010. ( Not including the writing test)
- The average SAT score for the Reading, and Math respectively was 501, 508.
- 41% submitted ACT scores. The median ACT score is 22.
- Of 127 transfer students, 68 were from two-year college programs, 12 were from four-year institutions.
- 66% of those applying to master’s-level programs were accepted.
- 36% applying to doctorate-level programs were accepted.
- 34% 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 $56 million dollars in financial aid for 2011-2012.
- More than 1,700 students received university-sponsored scholarships and grants totaling over $14 million dollars.
- 1248 students received an average grant award of $1,975.00 from the VTAG program for 2011-2012.
- Virginia students are usually eligible for Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG). For 2011-2012 the average undergraduate grant is estimated at $2,750; $1,200 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 receive 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