Review Shenandoah's general application information and requirements.
Special Application Requirements
Guaranteed Admit Graduate Health Professions Requirements
Freshman applicants interested in graduate programs in Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Athletic Training have various academic pathways to these health professions at Shenandoah University.
Freshman applicants interested in Nursing must meet special admissions criteria. Shenandoah's Nursing major is a direct admit program.
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.
100+ 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 the seven 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.Explore The Athlete Experience
We have 21 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
The Shenandoah University community is full of people who genuinely care about you and want you to do well-- they want you to go out and use your talents and contribute to the world in whatever way that you can. I am currently a Public Health major and a Biology minor. Next fall I will declare Film Studies as my second minor. I love that I have been able to study all of the things that interest me.
I chose Shenandoah because I needed a place to express myself musically. I have grown as an individual and a musician and built connections with people in a way I never thought possible. Shenandoah is more than just a place I attend classes: it's my new home.
Camp Lejeune, NC
Shenandoah was the most proactive about helping me with my disability, and it opens doors for me daily that I have the choice to step through. I chose Shenandoah because it had challenge, adventure and promise waiting for me. The charm and hospitality here reeled me in faster than I could say "Yes."
Fort Lee, VA
When I first saw the brochures for Shenandoah, I instantly recognized a certain unique quality about the campus. The university is very inviting, and the people here are welcoming and helpful - more like a family than just a school. I wanted to be a part of such an amazing experience.
I chose Shenandoah because it's a great campus and close to my home town. Playing football is a bonus! During my time here, I have learned a lot about myself and feel I've matured in a great way - I think the lifetime friends I've made and my team mates have really helped me.
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 Pro (10.5”, 64 GB, Wi-Fi) and an Apple Pencil. It’s all part of our iMLearning program.