Southern Virginia University

Buena Vista, VA

Southern Virginia University

Buena Vista, VA

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Tuition & Fees

Not Reported

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

30-36
4%
24-29
39%
18-23
46%
12-17
9%
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undergraduateRatios

46%

male

54%

female

1

teacher

16

students

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Selective

51%

acceptance rate

Accepted 699
Declined 647
Total Received 1,346
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Private

749

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 749
Established in 1867
Coeducational Coeducational

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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 Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Roanoke Regional

Southern Virginia University
1 University Hill Drive
Buena Vista
24416

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
65%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Association
  • LDS Institute of Religion
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Campus Facts

  • Drama/Theater group
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
17%
Top 1/4
36%
Top 1/2
72%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

30-36
4%
24-29
39%
18-23
46%
12-17
9%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $35
Application deadline July 31
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.19

Selective

51%

acceptance rate

Accepted 699
Declined 647
Total Received 1,346

Admissions Factors

Very Important

level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
recommendation(s)

Important

academic GPA
interview
class rank
religious affiliation/commitment
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores
volunteer work

Considered

extracurricular activities
talent/ability

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
state residency
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 17
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Wrestling
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Athletic Conference

NAIA

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Art/Art Studies, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
English Language and Literature, General
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, Other
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Music, General
Philosophy
Spanish Language and Literature
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
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Programs Offered

  • Cooporative programs
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Army ROTC

749

total students

26%

in-state

74%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

749
students

Female
54%
403

Male
46%
346

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

95%

714
students

Female
55%
386

Male
45%
328

5%

35
students

Female
49%
17

Male
51%
18

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
78%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

100

Transfer students enrolled

13%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment no
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment no
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions no
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: July 31

Transfer difficulty

'Minimally difficult

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Counseling services

  • Individual career
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Resume preparation

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health clinic

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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