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.
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.
College Of Arts & Sciences Honors Program Application Requirements
First-year applicants who wish to be considered for the College Of Arts & Sciences Honors Program Interested 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
Grace Dang ’21
Olive Branch, Mississippi
"SU is really home! The atmosphere in SU is that of peace and community. I always feel safe and know that I belong here. There is always that feeling of home and togetherness when I walk around campus."
Carmen Mazyck ’22
“I absolutely love being a nursing student at Shenandoah. I would describe the Shenandoah atmosphere as a very open and welcoming environment where students are encouraged to think beyond what they can imagine. The professors at Shenandoah care about you and want to help you achieve success. ”
Maiya Pencile ’21
"I loved the Chemistry program! Shenandoah's faculty and staff does an amazing job providing their students with the tools they need to succeed during undergrad, and even after you graduate. The list of resources that are available to students here are unmatched. I couldn't have chosen a better school to prepare me for what lies ahead!"
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."
Kayla Robey ’20
"My favorite thing about the education program is how much field work we get to do! Every education course has a field placement component, which can range from observing to teaching lessons or conducting research projects. I've had many opportunities to apply what I learn to real students in real schools, all while making great connections with local teachers and administrators. Because of these practicum placements, I have made amazing colleagues and even lined up a job offer!”
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.