Approximately 1,100 residential students are moving into their Shenandoah University residence halls this week as the university prepares for one of its largest incoming classes.
While it is too early to confirm the number of new students Shenandoah University will enroll this year, it is expected this will be one of the school’s largest incoming classes of new students ever with approximately 515 first-year students, 200 transfer students, and 450 graduate students. Fall enrollment numbers will not be finalized and official until a census is taken in early October.
In 2020’s final October tally of new incoming students, there were 518 first-time, degree-seeking first-year students, 207 transfer students and 565 graduate students.
Total student enrollment is 3,995.
- The top three states where new first-year students come from are Virginia (52%), Maryland (16%) and Pennsylvania (11.5%), with 30 states represented overall. This includes students from Hawaii, Vermont, Mississippi, and Florida.
- Of those who disclosed their racial and/or ethnic background, 26% of the incoming first-year class and 30% of the incoming transfer class identify as Black, Indigenous or a Person of Color (BIPOC).
- 73% of transfer students are from Virginia. Maryland is the next state with the most incoming transfer students, followed by West Virginia.