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Shenandoah University

Total Grad Surveys 11
Females 9
Males 2
Avg years at University 2.4
Research Quality C- (3.8)
Research Availability C+ (5.0)
Research Funding D (2.1)
Graduate Politics C- (3.5)
Not Errand Runners C+ (5.4)
Degree Completion A- (8.2)
Alternative pay [ta/gsi] C+ (5.6)
Sufficient Pay C+ (5.2)
Competitiveness C (5.0)
Education Quality C+ (5.1)
Faculty Accessibility C+ (5.8)
Useful Research C- (4.2)
"Individual" treatment C- (3.6)
Friendliness C+ (5.6)
Safety A (8.8)
Campus Beauty A- (8.3)
Campus Maintenance A- (8.5)
University Spending B- (5.9)
Extracurriculars C+ (5.0)
Scholastic Success B- (6.0)
Surrounding City C- (4.2)
Social Life/ Environment C- (3.8)
Research FundingD
I am guilty of attending SU without anyMay 18 2015Unknown
I am guilty of attending SU without any research of my own. How many blacks/ foreigners got accepted and made it until the end. Maybe 5%. I sm talking about in the FNP program. The faculty members are not fair if you are not pure white/American. I am one of the victims. I consider myself smart, made it I'm another university with GPA 3,.6. Please do your research before wasting your $ and time. To easy to get accepted, and will drag you until the end, squeeze your cash..then will kick you out. I wish if someone told me before they got me in 2011.
Shenandoah School of Pharmacy was a horrible experienceNov 20 2014Pharmacy
Shenandoah School of Pharmacy was a horrible experience. The faculty does not care whether you learn and grow in the field, as many are only concerned about money and popularity. Bad behavior by the many entitled student body is over-looked, and many times thought to be funny and acceptable. Sadly, the staff and faculty allows certain unacceptable behavior in order to not be perceived as being racist, and many even encourage it to be considered "cool" or "accepted" by students who take advantage of that. The VA campus is nice, but is part of GW University. Good luck if you decide to go to this SOP, as you will need it.
The professors in the educational leadership program areFeb 13 2014Education
The professors in the educational leadership program are self-centered, arrogant, and could care less about whether a student graduates or not. They are not willing to help students in need, but would rather fail them. They do not prepare your for your educational responsibilities. They only care about your tuition dollars so they can keep their jobs. They are not accessible to special needs students who require extra help in order to be successful.
Do not go to this school's FNP program!May 30 2013Nursing
Do not go to this school's FNP program! They promise to have clinical sites for students, but often do not. It is against school policy for students to find their own sites, however, once their sites "fall thru" students are left on their own to find a clinical site! Some of the classes are a joke & I learned very little. I felt I was self-taught.
If you are anMay 10 2013Pharmacy
If you are an immigrant or international student, stay away from this university and try some other college/university in a metropolitan city where generally people & faculty is open to accept immigrants respectfully.
Seriously consider going somewhere elseAug 10 2010Unknown
Seriously consider going somewhere else. This univ. has really gone down recently. There are serious admin. problems. They drop programs and change degree requirements at any time (see other reviews on this site). They changed my degree, but I just managed to get through in time. A friend of mine was not so fortunate (he has 1/2 a degree, and no prospects to finish). There are some good professors in performance and theory, but like most colleges, the majority of the professors haven't accomplished anything (worthwhile) in the last 20 years. It's usually the adjuncts who keep up their skills and knowledge.

The campus is in a beautiful area of Va, and it's easy to work with the business office. But the area is about as dull and culturally backward as can be. There is absolutely nothing to do. If you like fun, festivals, and concerts, this is NOT the place for you. Good Luck and study hard.

What is in the catalog does not matterApr 26 2010Music Education
What is in the catalog does not matter. They can change requirements and make up whatever they want to at any time. You can go to the admin. and complain, but they just cover each other.

The area is excruciatingly dull. There is absolutely nothing to do unless you want to go to a Pancake Breakfast or a farm market.

This area is also culturally dead. All the cultural activities revolve around the campus. They do present some good artists, but most of the performances are by students.

There are two museums. One is mostly about apple growing and the other is some kind of remodeled warehouse featuring the works of unknown artists.

On the positive:It is a beautiful campus that is well maintained.

Nov 21 2009Other
Worst experience I ever had.
The problem with Shenandoah University's pharmacy school isJun 14 2008Pharmacy
The problem with Shenandoah University's pharmacy school is that the administration is overly chummy with the faculty members, so that when a dispute occurs (i.e. grading errors, inappropriate behaviors or comments) they are quick to turn a blind eye. This problem may be inherent to small private colleges in general, but it seems excessively bad here due to good ole' boy politics and a lack of accountability demonstrated by at least one key administrator. Here, you will find that the culture he and others have created is not conducive to the fostering of intellectual/professional growth, but instead promotes the false ideal that "it’s not WHAT you know, but WHO you know." My advice is that if you get accepted to another school, do not be taken in by SU's charm and Virginia's countryside. Choose the other program if the integrity of your education is most important to you.
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