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Shenandoah University, also known as SU, is situated in Winchester, Virginia, United States. It was established in the year 1875 as Shenandoah Seminary. Dr. Abraham Paul Funkhouser and Professor Jay Newton Fries played vital roles in the establishment of the university. It became a university in 1991. SU offers degrees through its six schools, which are:
  • Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business
  • School of Education and Human Development
  • School of Health Professions
  • Shenandoah Conservatory
SU's athletic teams are known as the Hornets. Students participate in various sports including basketball, cross country, football, golf, field hockey, baseball, lacrosse, track and field, softball, tennis, soccer, and volleyball.

Profile of Shenandoah UniversityShenandoah University is located in a small city, in Winchester, VA. The school is officially a United Methodist school. Shenandoah University is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degree levels at the school top out at the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Students at Shenandoah University often study medicine, music, and drama and performing arts.

Shenandoah University Selectivity

The admissions department at the school does not accept all those who apply. Most students' verbal SAT scores were in the range of 440 to 560 in 2007. A quarter of students admitted in 2007 scored 560 or higher on the math SAT.

Students at the school benefit from the low student/teacher ratio. The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors.

Student Enrolment

The school offers classes to 3, 393 students (2, 696 full-time equivalent). Minorities are common at Shenandoah University.

Student Life
The school serves primarily full-time students. Shenandoah University does offer meal plans to students. Students sports include formal participation in USA South Atlantic Conference competitions. Shenandoah University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching171education, music teaching, physical education teaching, ESL instruction, educational administration, computer teaching, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, . . .
Nursing and Emergency Medicine112registered nursing, various nursing, mental health nursing
Therapy and Counselling65physical therapy, psychology, music therapy, educational psychology
Business and Management61business management
Music51music performance, various music studies, music theory and composition, music, piano, conducting
Medical Support and Technology49physician assistant, respiratory care tech
Drama and Performing Arts42drama, dance, acting, stagecraft, theatre design
Science32biology, chemistry
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy28occupational therapy, athletic trainer
Liberal Arts25liberal arts and sciences, history, sociology, Spanish language, language translation, English
Family and Social Work16public administration
Art Studies14arts management, visual and performing arts
Media12communication studies
Conservation and Resource Management4environmental studies
Medical administration4health care administration
Security and Law Enforcement1criminal justice and administration
Computer Science and Engineering1information science
Religion and Philosophy1religion, pre-ministerial studies
Contact: Shenandoah UniversityShenandoah University

1460 University Dr

Winchester, VA 22601-5195

General Phone: (540) 665-4500


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