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Southern Virginia University
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  • 4 Year
  • BUENA VISTA, VA

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Report Card

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

About

1 UNIVERSITY HILL DRIVE
BUENA VISTA, VA 24416
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III
Athletic Conference
USA South Athletic Conference
From Southern Virginia University

We are a private, self-reliant, residential university alighted with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its principles and values.

Our mission is to gather faithful Latter-day Saints and like-minded students, lift them in intellect, character, and spirituality, and launch them into successful lives and careers.

Over the past decade, we’ve become one of the fastest-growing schools anywhere. Students across the nation are drawn to our one-of-a-kind mission and personalized approach to education.

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Southern Virginia University Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
99%
SAT Range
960-1200
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

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Cost

Net Price
$22,496 / 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
$7,424 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
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

Enrich your love of learning

College is for learning. Learning happens best when you are surrounded by people who love it as much as you do. The Honors Program connects you with students and faculty who love learning from the best that human civilization has to offer and from their own research.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,016 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
124
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
43%
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
86%
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%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,000 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
45%
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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