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grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade C+
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade C
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade C
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade A

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Southern Virginia is a private university located in Buena Vista, Virginia. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,015 undergraduate students. The Southern Virginia acceptance rate is 98%. Popular majors include Business, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and English. Graduating 31% of students, Southern Virginia alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,500.

About

1 University Hill Drive
Buena Vista, VA 24416
About Southern Virginia...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Old Dominion Athletic Conference

Southern Virginia University Rankings

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SVU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
98%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
960-1200
ACT Range
19-26
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$20,816 / 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
$7,284 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 23 responses
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 27 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 27 responses

Majors

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
  • All
    0%
  • None
    100%
  • Some
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,015 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
96
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
41%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
  • Mormon
    61%
  • Kind
    28%
  • Judgmental
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
90%
Poll
76%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 25 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 34 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
  • The Genius of Small
    58%
  • The power of small
    21%
  • All In
    5%
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
    5%
  • Home away from home
    5%
  • In the middle of nowhere
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,000 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
31%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
82%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 16 responses

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