Southern Virginia University

Buena Vista, VA

Southern Virginia University

Buena Vista, VA

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Tuition & Fees

$17,696

not including housing and food

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
688
25th
583
75th
643
25th
554
75th
27
25th
18
75th
26
25th
20
75th
27
25th
21
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undergraduateRatios

49%

male

51%

female

-

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

99%

acceptance rate

Accepted 509
Declined 5
Total Received 514
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Private

1,151

undergraduate students

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Location

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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,151
Established in 1867
Coeducational Coeducational

130-acre campus in Buena Vista (population: 6,327), six miles from Lexington, 45 miles north of Roanoke, and 165 miles southwest of Washington, DC. Air serves Richmond, Roanoke, and Washington, DC.

  • Campus Setting: Small town

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
99%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
688
25th
583
75th
643
25th
554
75th
27
25th
18
75th
26
25th
20
75th
27
25th
21

Admissions Facts

Application fee $35
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required of some
Application deadline (final deadline) September 2
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

99%

acceptance rate

Accepted 509
Declined 5
Total Received 514

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Secondary School Record
Admission test scores

Recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended

Secondary School Rank
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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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

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 transportation
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

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Financial Aid

93%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$8,998

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $17,696
Housing $3,984
Food $4,790
Books & supplies $1,500
Total $27,970
Average Financial Aid - $8,998
Total with Avg. Aid $18,972

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 800 229-8420
F: 540 264-2022
finaid@svu.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Field hockey yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Lacrosse yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Swimming yes yes
Tennis yes yes
Track and field outdoor yes yes
Track and field x country yes yes
Volleyball yes yes
Wrestling yes

Club Sports - Men's

wrestling

Intramural/Recreational Sports

billiards, cheerleading, dance, dodgeball, equestrian sports, martial arts, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division III)

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Biochemistry. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Business/Commerce, General. yes
Computer and Information Sciences, General. yes
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
History, General. yes
Human Development and Family Studies, General. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Music, General. yes
Philosophy. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Visual and Performing Arts, General. yes

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Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Double majors
  • Independent study
  • Internships

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-law

1,151

total students

20%

in-state

80%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

1,151
students

Female
51%
592

Male
49%
559

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

1,117
students

Female
51%
573

Male
49%
544

3%

34
students

Female
56%
19

Male
44%
15

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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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