The Shaanxi Normal University (SNU) is one of the top educational universities in the People's Republic of China that are authorized to grant degrees in educational training.
The main campus of the SNU is located in the south suburbs of the historical city of Xi'an, the capital of Shaanxi Province in central-northwest China. As part of the new policy to enhance the overall education of the average Chinese, especially in rural regions, starting in September 2007 the Shaanxi Normal University is among six normal universities, which are directly affiliated with the State Educational Ministry of China, to exempt students from all tuition fees if they are in an approved educational degree program.
The current enrollment of the university is approximately 40,000 students, more than 25,000 of which are registered in part-time and non-degree studies.
The university's main campus is located right next to the main campus of the Xi'an International Studies University.
There is an elementary school (陕西师范大学附属小学) that is attached to the university for grade one through six.
The secondary school (陕西师范大学附属中学) attached to the university is one of the more prestigious secondary schools in the province and is formerly known as the No. 84th Secondary.