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  1. Academics
    NG
  2. Value
    C-
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    NG
  7. Professors
    NG
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    NG
2151 Old Brick Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23060
About South - Richmond...
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Located in the West Broad Village, our brick-laden campus is easy to spot with its orange awnings and chiming clock tower but it’s our people that make this a special place; they come from all walks of life, from every corner of our country, and spend time in the community helping others. But more importantly, they work each and every day to better the lives of our students, whether it be through their admissions process, advisement, or in the classroom. Plainly put, our goals are your goals and we look forward to seeing you in the RVA.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended
Accepts Common App

Cost

Net Price
$20,933/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$6,222/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
NG
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.15 responses
79%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.14 responses
93%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.14 responses

Majors

SouthVR - a virtual classroom experience

Starting April 4, South University, will offer SouthVR a temporary learning format created to help our students continue their education during the COVID-19 pandemic. This format will differ from both campus and online classes by offering live scheduled instruction in a remote environment. SouthVR will be offered until authorities advise us that it is safe to return to our campus-based learning.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    59%
  • On Campus
    41%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
287Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
92
Undergrads Over 25
69%
Pell Grant
82%
Varsity Athletes
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    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $33,400/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    7%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    81%
    National
    83%

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    South University - Richmond Reviews

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    What I like about South University, is that the staff and the professors want to see the students succeed in the career that they are pursuing. I haven’t felt like I’m a inconvenience to them and that means the world to me. Unlike any other colleges or universities that I’ve been to or seen, they actually have an appreciation week for their students, and that’s honestly needed because college students are overly stressed out at times. One improvement that South University could improve on, is how certain programs are laid out, such as certain information is not always clear or presented. South University is a great school, and I recommend anyone who are looking to further their education to apply there.
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    The Dean at the school will say one thing and do another. I was in the nursing program and the teacher they have teaching the Fundamental's lab doesn't know what she is doing. They don't give second chances in the lab like other schools do. They treat everything you do in the lab like that is how you will be doing the skills when you get out of school, which is not the case, because most hospitals want you to do up to a year of orientation is a new nurse. The lady in charge of giving students access to the lab does not do her job.
    I had a great experience as a graduate student. Recently graduated with my masters in physician assistant studies. I feel prepared for the boards and am excited to start my career. Thank you South University!