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Hollins UniversityRoanoke, VA
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Shenandoah UniversityWinchester, VA
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Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Baccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences
School TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Doctoral/Research University
Offered Degrees
Bachelor's, Master's, Post-MS CertificateOffered Degree1 Year Certificate, 1-2 Years Certificate, Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
expensive$40,170Undergraduate Tuitioncheaper$34,490
cheaper$18,269Graduate Tuitionexpensive$23,430
More$34,318Average Financial Aid AmountLess$15,734
Higher1,155 SAT
25 ACT
Test ScoresLower1,120 SAT
23 ACT
Easier81%Acceptance RateTighter74%
(Enrollment Rate)
High School GPA
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Admission Test Scores
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
Smaller795Total EnrollmentLarger4,174
Smaller687Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger2,267
Smaller108Graduate Student PopulationLarger1,907
Smaller245Online Student PopulationLarger1,128
Completion & Outcomes
Higher62%Graduate RateLower61%
-Transfer-out Rate39%
Lower78%Retention RateHigher83%
Special Learning Opportunity
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
Special learning OpportunityStudy Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Teacher Certificate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 688)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 1,028)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $5,320)Board/Meal Plan
Less Students per Faculty10 to 1Student to Faculty RatioMore Students per Faculty11 to 1
133Number of faculties454
Lower$64,916Average Faculty SalaryHigher$72,982
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