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
I chose Shenandoah because of the small size, intensity of the Music Performance program, and because they let me double major in Clarinet Performance and Mathematics. I fell in love with the campus the first time I visited, and I knew that a small school was going to be the right fit for me. I am able to pursue my two main passions!
Being in a small area compared to Richmond, makes me feel that everyone is one family. And, the diversity of the campus has made me feel like I am not alone. I have already made such great memories and friends, I would not change it for anything.
Josiah (Joe) O'Sullivan
Bel Air, MD
I chose Shenandoah because of the guaranteed admit Physical Therapy program. As an avid backpacker and hiker, I love how close campus is to Shenandoah National Park, Harpers Ferry and the Appalachian Trail. I work with SOAR as part of the work study program. I also get to work study with the Shenandoah Outdoor and Adventure Recreation program here.
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."
I got a chance to study in the U.S. and had earned an Associate Degree in Science. After learning about all of the subjects, I finally chose to become an accountant. Shenandoah is special because of knowledgeable and helpful professors and welcoming assistants. I like the approach this university takes to my courses.
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.