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 1000 to 1200, or got accepted with an ACT composite score within the range of 18 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 2.89 to 3.38 for accepted students. This school has an acceptance rate of 74% with 29% of applicants deciding to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Shenandoah University (SU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Shenandoah University was reported as 74.4% in Fall 2020 with over 2,320 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 ACT Scores: 18 - 26
  • SU Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.38

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 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Shenandoah University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 88.0%
  • 2017-2018: 83.2%
  • 2018-2019: 70.3%
  • 2019-2020: 74.4%
  • Projected SU Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 71.2%

How Does Shenandoah University (SU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Shenandoah University is thirty-one percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Shepherd University96.3%
Hood College65.3%
Mount St Mary's University74.8%
Marymount University81.0%
Wilson College92.8%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

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

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Shenandoah University (SU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading510 - 610
Math490 - 590
Total Score1000 - 1200
ACT®Score Range
English17 - 26
Math17 - 25
Composite Score18 - 26
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