Review Shenandoah's general application information and requirements.
Programs in Music, Theatre, and Dance require an audition
Admission to Shenandoah Conservatory is highly competitive.
Not only must students be academically admissible, they must also complete and pass the mandatory audition or portfolio review and interview process. Audition dates are limited and may fill and close well in advance of the audition date.
Special Application Requirements
First-year applicants interested in Nursing must meet special admissions criteria. Shenandoah's Nursing major is a direct admit program.
Nursing Admission Requirements
Early Assurance Pathway Application Requirements
First-year applicants interested in graduate programs in Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Athletic Training, Public Health, and Physician Assistant Studies have various academic pathways to these health professions at Shenandoah University.
Honors Program Application Requirements
First-year applicants who wish to be considered for the Honors Program must submit the additional required supplemental application and materials.
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 Core 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.
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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.Explore Financial Aid
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
Matthew McIntosh '23
“I chose Shenandoah because of the opportunities and the people that are here. I believe these are big factors in this university's brand, and I wanted to be part of that brand. Through my program, I’ve taken many memorable trips. I’ve gone to Tulsa, St. Louis, and Miami to work hands-on with sporting events.”
Vanessa Estaniel '23
Iloilo City, Philippines
“At Shenandoah, everyone knows and supports each other which provides a very safe space for students to grow, flourish as individuals, learn with and from each other. Shenandoah also has esteemed faculty members who are not only masters in their field, but also great mentors. I know each and every one of them truly cares for their students and will go above and beyond to help us in any way they can.”
Camryn Roberts '23
Charlotte, North Carolina
“I chose to attend Shenandoah University because it was important for me to move away from home and establish myself as a young adult. Winchester was the perfect place for a fresh start and once I arrived here, I knew this was the place for me – from the beauty of the campus to the warmth of the professors!”
Skylar Degroot ’22
Stephens City, Virginia
“What stuck out to me about my major was its diversity. It doesn't stay in one genre or one brand of music technology, rather it takes all disciplines and career lines into consideration. It's a great feeling that I'm not signing my life away to one path of music, and have the diversity to consider and explore any option I please."
Music Production and Recording Technology (MPRT) – Jazz Trombone
Hyrum Snell ’23
“I initially chose SU because it was ranked highly on a national level for my program (PA), and I had family and friends who had lived in this area and said it was a great place to live. I ultimately decided on SU after interviewing for their PA program because of the compassion and love for their students demonstrated by the faculty. ”
Physician Assistant Studies
Learn With Apple®
Shenandoah University’s innovative iMLearning program puts state of the art computing technology directly in the hands of students to enhance learning so students graduate confident and capable users of technology. You’ll start with an Apple in your backpack. All students receive a MacBook Pro and their choice of an iPad and an Apple Pencil. It’s all part of our iMLearning program.