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Ascent CollegeHampton, VA
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Shenandoah UniversityWinchester, VA
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#283 in Faith Related Schools
Private (not-for-profit), four-years
Theological seminaries, Bible college, and other faith-related institution
School TypePrivate (not-for-profit), four-years
Doctoral/Research University
Offered Degrees
1-2 Years Certificate, Associate, Bachelor'sOffered Degree1 Year Certificate, 1-2 Years Certificate, Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
2023 Tuition & Fees
cheaper$7,300Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$35,170
-Graduate Tuition$24,060
Less$6,484Average Financial Aid AmountMore$18,191
-Acceptance Rate74.35%
(Enrollment Rate)
Application Requirements
(Required or Recommended to submit)
High School GPA
High School Record (or Transcript)
Formal Demonstration of Competencies
Admission Test Scores
Dual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credits for Life Experiences
Credit for Military Training
Accepted CreditsDual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credit for Military Training
Smaller68Total EnrollmentLarger4,287
Smaller68Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger2,416
-Graduate Student Population1,871
Smaller66Online Student PopulationLarger699
Completion & Outcomes
-Graduate Rate64%
Higher50%Transfer-out RateLower17%
Higher100%Retention RateLower76%
Special Learning Opportunity
Evening/Weekend CollegeSpecial learning OpportunityStudy Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Teacher Certificate
Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 1,185)
Board/Meal Plan
Less Students per Faculty6 to 1Student to Faculty RatioMore Students per Faculty11 to 1
-Number of faculties454
-Average Faculty Salary$74,004
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.