Shenandoah University


Shenandoah University

Founded in 1875, Shenandoah University, is a private, nationally recognized university that blends professional career preparation with broad-based education. We invite you to join our close-knit community, which is rich in creative energy and intellectual challenge. At Shenandoah, faculty will know you by name, and you will receive the encouragement and support you seek as you aspire to achieve your goals and plans for the future.  Join a campus community that brings high energy to learning and activities on and off campus.

Academic Programs

  • Engineering
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Virtual Reality Design
  • Esports Management

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Religious Affiliation
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


Completing your application is easy!
1. Complete your Common App and choose Shenandoah University ($30 fee).
2. Submit an official high school transcript, including any dual-enrollment courses you may be taking.

For transcripts to be considered official, they must be sent through a secure provider such as Naviance or Parchment, e-Scrip Safe, etc., or by USPS mail from your school.

If sending by USPS mail, please use the following address:
Shenandoah University Admissions
1460 University Dr
Winchester, VA 22601

Additional Information

Financial Aid and Scholarships:
Hornet Central:

Hornet Central is the Shenandoah University "one-stop shop" for financial aid, scholarships, cost information, and course registration. We are proud to support our students with robust financial aid packages to all incoming Hornets.  The mission of Hornet Central is to deliver to our students and families fast, friendly and efficient customer service while processing financial questions and transactions. 

Visit us

Visit Shenandoah:

Shenandoah University is located in the beautiful, scenic Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.  Our 125-acre campus in Winchester, Virginia, allows for small city conveniences while students take advantage of four-season recreational opportunities throughout the mid-Atlantic region.  Only 90 minutes from Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD, students easily travel to enjoy world-class venues and urban activities as well. We hope you will visit soon to experience our incredible community.

I highly, highly recommend Shenandoah University to anyone looking for a high-quality, customizable education led by supportive and accommodating professors that go out of their way to ensure the success of each individual that steps foot in their classroom. One month after graduating, I dove right into the professional world. I am currently working full-time at a behavioral health agency in children's behavioral services, while getting my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

Heather Jones, Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Bachelor of Music in Music Education, '22
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Admissions office

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School location

1460 University Dr
Winchester, VA 22601, United States of America

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