SU Admissions

The application fee is $30 for applying undergraduate school and $30 for graduate school at Shenandoah University. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$30
Graduate Application Fees$30
Admission Informationwww.su.edu/admissions/
Online Applicationwww.su.edu/future-freshmen/
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree Offered1 Year Certificate, 2 Year Certificate, Bachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)

Admission Statistics

For academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 74.38% and yield is 29.13%. 852 men and 1,470 women applied to SU and 695 men and 1,032 women students were accepted. Among them, 241 men and 262 women were enrolled into the school (Fall 2019). Following table and chart show the admission statistics including number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants2,3228521,470
Admitted1,7276951,032
Enrolled503241262
Acceptance Ratio 74.38%81.57%70.20%
Yield 29.13%34.68%25.39%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For academic year 2019-2020, 446 students (89% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 105 students (21%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 610 and 25th percentile is 510. The SAT Math score is 590 (75th) and 490 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 26 (75th percentile) and 18 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing510610
SAT Math490590
ACT Composite1826
ACT Math1725
ACT English1726
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Shenandoah University are relatively low when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,148, ACT: 68 - Private (not-for-profit) Doctoral/Research University).

Application Requirements

SU requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), Completion of College Preparatory Program and Recommendations to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA, Next table summarizes Shenandoah University application requirements.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and required years of subject, see SU online application page .
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SU Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankNeither required nor recommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramConsidered but not Required
RecommendationsRecommended
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesRequired
Admission Test ScoresRequired
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended


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