Applications & Specialized Requirements
First-Year Admission Application
Review Shenandoah's general Admission Application and requirements.
Conservatory - Performing Arts
(Music, Theatre, and Dance)
Admission to a Music, Theatre or Dance program includes being academically admissible, as well as successfully completing and passing the mandatory audition, interview and/or portfolio review process.
First-Year applicants interested in Nursing must meet special admissions criteria. Shenandoah's Nursing major is a direct admit program.
First-Year applicants interested in Engineering must meet special
SU Honors Program
First-Year applicants who wish to be considered for the Honors Program must submit the additional required supplemental application and materials.
First-Year applicants considering an Undergraduate Pre-Health program that prepare them for graduate programs in Athletic Training, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, and Public Health have various academic pathways to those Graduate professional degrees. Most students major
in biology, chemistry, exercise science, psychology or public health to prepare
to apply to graduate health professions programs at Shenandoah and around
the country. Shenandoah also offers strong advising tracks for pre-med, pre-vet and pre-dental.
Early Assurance Pathway to
Graduate Health Professions
First-Year applicants interested in graduate programs in Athletic Training, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, and Public Health have various academic pathways to these health professions.
200+ Areas of Study
Shenandoah University is recognized for the quality of its academic programs. We blend professional studies with liberal education to prepare you for an exciting and satisfying career. We also provide a safe and nurturing environment where you can discover your strengths, develop your skills, and expand your horizons.
Not sure what to major in?
A number of students start at Shenandoah as an Undecided, or Exploratory Studies, major. It’s okay that you don’t know what you want to do right now! Take your time to explore your options, then when you do decide you’ll be making an informed choice that’s right for you.
Become a Shenandoah Student
Shenandoah University is recognized for the quality of its academic programs. We blend the liberal arts with preprofessional studies to prepare your student for an exciting and satisfying career. We also provide a safe and nurturing environment, where your student can discover their strengths, develop their skills, expand their horizons and take responsibility for their choices.
The Athlete Experience
Our student-athletes have improved their success rate consistently in the past five years with six different programs making NCAA championship appearances in that time. If you are looking for a place to succeed academically and athletically, Shenandoah is the place for you.
We have 22 Division III athletic teams.
Scholarships & Aid
Shenandoah is committed to supporting our talented and diverse student body. The cost of a Shenandoah education is met by combining the resources of parents, students, state and federal aid, the university and other organizations.
Residence Life provides a dynamic and diverse community to meet fellow students and develop life-long relationships, while providing easy access to the many resources that the University provides. This means less stress, which allows you to focus on academic goals. The residency requirement requires all students to live on campus for their first two years at Shenandoah.Explore Shenandoah Campus Life