Review Shenandoah's general application information and requirements.
Special Application Requirements
Early Assurance Pathway Application Requirements
Freshman applicants interested in graduate programs in Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Athletic Training, and Physician Assistant Studies 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.
150+ 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
Silvia Murcia, ’20
Silvia was born in a village of 200 people nestled among the mountains of Honduras. She traveled thousands of miles — sleeping in the desert, crawling through cacti, and experiencing life inside a detention center and maximum security prison — to finally become a graduate physician assistant student at Shenandoah University.
"When I was accepted to Shenandoah, I couldn’t believe it. Five years ago I was thinking about this moment, and now I’m here. It means everything to me. It was the best decision.”
Roman Banks, '21
Stone Mountain, Georgia
Roman is the first African-American to play Evan Hansen, the title role in the Tony-winning Broadway smash “Dear Evan Hansen!” He first performed the role on December 12, 2018.
"I’ve received endless amounts of messages from people of color, both young and old, telling me how much it means to them that I’m playing the role. This opportunity is, in every essence of the phrase, a dream come true.”
Ashley Stone, ’20
Ashley is a big sports fan, and basketball has always been a big part of her life. Her goal is to become an occupational therapist to make a difference in the lives of others.
“This year, the women's basketball team was the 8th seed heading into the ODAC tournament — the lowest seed to ever win the ODAC championship! We made school and ODAC history~ I am so happy I was a part of this.”
Alice Davenport, '19
"I work in the emergency room, which has benefited me because it put together concepts I have learned in the classroom and applied to real life."
Andrew Kappel, '21
"At Shenandoah, I get to combine my interests in data science, business and sports management with my academics studies. All this will help me in my future career in sports analytics."
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.