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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    C+
Averett University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Baptist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
USA South Athletic Conference
Address
420 W Main St
Danville, VA 24541
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Averett University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
57%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
810-1008
ACT Range
16-21
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$24,904/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $23,599/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,211/ year
  • $49-75k
    $25,277/ year
  • $76-110k
    $27,711/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,663/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.20 responses
81%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.21 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.21 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
828Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
39%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
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  • Friendly and dedicated
    56%
  • Different and dedicated
    17%
  • Friendly and genuine
    17%
  • Quiet and focused
    6%
  • Quiet and studious
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
88%
Poll
48%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.29 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.29 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Expensive if you don't have any scholarships
    35%
  • Welcoming
    30%
  • They present it to be amazing but it is far from
    15%
  • Community oriented
    5%
  • Persistent
    5%
  • Underrated
    5%
  • Useless
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
42%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
74%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.19 responses
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I couldn't have better things to say about Averett University. Let me be clear - if you want a huge state school where you can walk into the cafeteria and no one will recognize you, Averett is not for you. But if you want to speak to almost everyone you pass on your way to class, have professors who take time to get to know you and will ask if y'all can catch up after you graduate, have the opportunity to take on leadership roles in your extra curricular activities, and become a part of a FAMILY, Averett should be your number one choice.

The professors and advisors are phenomenal. If you're wondering just how close of a relationship you make with the staff at Averett - my advisor has a picture of us hanging in her office from my senior pinning, and when going through a hard time in a leadership role, the president wrote me an encouraging handwritten letter. The relationships you make with the staff are exceptional.
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The best thing about Averett University is that there is a close relationship between the student, the program of study, the advisors, and the instructors. They are exceptional at making student specific adjustments so that a person can graduate on time. There is a lot of support for students who are taking difficult classes like Calculus. There are also a lot of very good transfer options for students who come from the community college system which saves a lot of money.

The only problems I see with Averett University are related to the size of the school. At around 300 students graduating per year, the undergraduate head count is probably around 1000 students. Add in grad students and the entire school probably has no more than 1600 students at any given time. This makes class availability something you must plan for. Larger schools offer classes every semester rather than just once per year.
What I liked: Reasonable class sizes, lots of personal assistance when needed from staff and professors (try taking calculus III in a 200 seat stadium class compare to a class at AU -- it is much better). If you do your work and make an effort you should get a valuable degree in 3-5 years. AU works really closely with community colleges which is a great way to save a lot of money and end up with an Associates degree and a Bachelors which can be nice.

What I disliked: Danville is a little 60 years ago.

Overall: If you major in Education, Computers, or Business you will have no trouble finding a job. If you complete a liberal arts major then you need to be very good at marketing yourself. There are a lot of opportunities for grads from AU especially in Greensboro, Roanoke, and other nearby areas. The school has a good local reputation.