Tuition & Fees

$15,300

$15,300

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Not Reported

undergraduateRatios

48%

52%

male

female

1
-

teacher

students

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Selective

42%

acceptance rate

Accepted 586
Declined + 791
Total Received 1,377
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Private (nonprofit)

662

undergraduate students

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School Facts

Southern Virginia University, founded in 1867 as the Bowling Green Female Seminary, is a private liberal arts institution that became coeducational in 1994. Its 130-acre campus is located in Buena Vista, 45 miles from Roanoke.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 662
Established in 1867
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Buena Vista, VA

130-acre campus in Buena Vista (population: 6,680), six miles from Lexington, 45 miles north of Roanoke, and 165 miles southwest of Washington, DC. Air serves Richmond, Roanoke, and Washington, DC.

Southern Virginia University
1 University Hill Drive
Buena Vista, VA 24416

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
99%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Admissions Facts

Application fee $35
Common application accepted None
Application deadline September 2
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Selective

42%

acceptance rate

Accepted 586
Declined + 791
Total Received 1,377

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Standardized test scores

Important

Religious affiliation/commitment

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Alan Whitehead
Director of Admissions
P: 800 229-8420
F: 540 266-3806
admissions@svu.edu

Cost

Tuition $15,300
Room $3,700
Board $3,400
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $23,600

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

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Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
lacrosse
soccer
softball
tennis
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division III)
Mascot
Knight
School colors
green, black, and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Art
Biology
Business Leadership/Management
Computer Science
English
Family/Child Development
History
Liberal Arts
Mathematics
Music
Philosophy
Politics
Psychology
Spanish
Theatre
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Undergraduate

100%

662
students

Female
52%
345

Male
48%
317

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

95%

633
students

Female
52%
326

Male
48%
307

undergraduatePart-time

5%

29
students

Female
66%
19

Male
34%
10

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
69%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
15%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

Not Reported

Transfer applicants accepted

Not Reported

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript
College transcript(s)
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s)
Interview
Standardized test scores
Essay or personal statement

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented Canada
Ghana
Honduras
Japan
The Dominican Republic
Special services offered for international applicants
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