Established in 1875, Shenandoah University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the medium-sized town of Winchester (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Virginia. Officially accredited/recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Shenandoah University (SU) is a small (enrollment range: 4,000-4,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Methodist ((United Methodist Church - www.gbhem.org)) religion. Shenandoah University (SU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, associate degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. This 141 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. SU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.