Southern Virginia University: Review & Facts

Southern Virginia University
School Review,
Overall Rating: Overall Ranking - Good Quality: Education Quality Rating - Good Safety: Capmus Safety Rating - Very Good Costs: Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Fair
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Southern Virginia University is a very small four-year, private not-for-profit school with 730 students enrolled. This school was originated in 1867 and is the only college located in Buena Vista, Virginia.

Southern Virginia University is affiliated with Mormon Church.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
13
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 General Studies, Business, Theater and Drama, English and Literature, and Dance and Ballet. 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.

Student Retention
71%
The rate of student retention at Southern Virginia University is fair at 71% (close to Virginia average). Taking this statistic into consideration, apparently students like 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 pretty decent, 14:1. Learn more details on faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$18,900
Average tuition prices are fairly high - $18,900 a year.

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.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
99%
As reported in recent government data, 833 applications were submitted and 823 were accepted; so it is very easy to get accepted at this school.

The school will consider accepting dual credits, credits for life experience, and advanced placement credits at entry.

Learn more about admissions as well applicants test score info at Southern Virginia University in the Admissions and Tests report for this institution.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$3,400
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.

Safety
Grade
B
Southern Virginia University offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates roughly 600 students, which offers a reasonable on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is relatively low - roughly $3,400 a year.

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.

ROTC
Available
Yes
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 seems to be a generally safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Southern Virginia University Location and Maps



Post Address: Southern Virginia University, One University Hill Drive, Buena Vista, Virginia 24416, USA
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