Shenandoah University (SU)

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SU can be found in Winchester, VA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. SU has an enrollment of approximately three thousand students.

The majority of students getting into Shenandoah University had an SAT score between 1320 to 1670, or got accepted with an ACT composite score within the range of 19 to 26. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Shenandoah University (SU) average GPA ranges from 2.98 to 3.33 for accepted students. This school has an acceptance rate of 85% with 30% of applicants deciding to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Shenandoah University (SU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for Shenandoah University was reported as 84.6% in Fall 2012 with over 1,830 college applications submitted to Shenandoah University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SU SAT Scores: 1320 - 1670
  • SU ACT Scores: 19 - 26
  • SU Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into Shenandoah University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into SU, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Shenandoah University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 61.5%
  • 2009-2010: 84.5%
  • 2010-2011: 81.1%
  • 2011-2012: 77.0%
  • 2012-2013: 84.6%
  • Projected SU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 80.3%

How Does Shenandoah University (SU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Shenandoah University is fifty-two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Shepherd University81.0%
Hood College81.0%
Mount St Mary's University67.4%
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto82.7%
Marymount University82.6%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Shenandoah University (SU) (Fall 2012)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading440 - 550
Math450 - 570
Writing430 - 550
Total Score1320 - 1670
ACT®Score Range
English17 - 25
Math17 - 25
Composite Score19 - 26
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