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35Education Quality: 2.5/5. Campus Safety: 3/5. Tuition Costs: 3/5. Overall Rating: 3/5.
Southern Virginia University is a very small four-year, private not-for-profit school with 805 students enrolled. This school was originated in 1867 and is the only college located in Buena Vista
Bachelor's degree is offered at Southern Virginia University.
Southern Virginia University follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and provides 13 majors. The most popular concentrations are Business, General Studies, English and Literature, Work and Family Studies, and Theater and Drama. Read the details about Majors
offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings
compared to other schools.
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a good sign. However, if you anticipate to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.
The rate of student retention at Southern Virginia University is low at 55% (way below Virginia average). Taking this statistic into consideration, apparently students somewhat enjoy their stay at this school.
The graduation rate at Southern Virginia University is low - 31%. Around 43% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.
Student to faculty ratio at Southern Virginia University is decent, 16:1.
Tuition and Loans
Tuition and fees per year
Average tuition prices are fairly high, $18,300 annually.
Read the details about Southern Virginia University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans
report for this college.
Southern Virginia University will accept dual credits, credits for life experience (learned through independent study, noncredit adult courses, work experience, portfolio demonstration, previous licensure or certification, or completion of other learning opportunities), and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) at entry.
As reported in recent government data, 505 applications were submitted and 499 were accepted (99%); so it is easy to get accepted at this school.
The undergraduate application fee at Southern Virginia University is $35.00.
To receive the most accurate and up-to-date information about enrolling to Southern Virginia University and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call the school's general information office at (540) 261-8400 or check Southern Virginia University Website
Opportunities and Services
Southern Virginia University offers study abroad programs and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a wonderful option for those who work full-time.
There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Southern Virginia University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.
Southern Virginia University offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates nearly 600 students, which offers a reasonable on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is relatively low -- roughly $3,300 annually.
Army ROTC programs are available at Southern Virginia University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.
Based on the college crime numbers, Southern Virginia University appears to be a relatively safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime
report for this college.
Southern Virginia University Location and MapsPost Address: Southern Virginia University, One University Hill Drive, Buena Vista, Virginia 24416, USA
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