Southern Virginia University: Review & Facts

Overall Rating:Overall Ranking - GoodQuality:Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety:Capmus Safety Rating - FairCosts:Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Very Good
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Southern Virginia University is a very small four-year, private not-for-profit school with 735 students enrolled. This school was founded in 1867 and is the only school located in Buena Vista, Virginia.

Southern Virginia University is affiliated with Mormon Church.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
13
Fair
Bachelor's degree is offered at Southern Virginia University.

Southern Virginia University deploys a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers choices in 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 against other schools and colleges.


Student Retention
76%
Good
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 positive sign. Nevertheless, if you would like to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The student retention rate at Southern Virginia University is fair at 76% (above Virginia average). Taking this statistic into consideration, it seems that students enjoy their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
16 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Southern Virginia University is low: 35%. Approximately 43% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Southern Virginia University is decent: 16:1. Learn more information regarding faculty and instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$14,900
Medium
Average tuition prices are slightly high, about $14,900 per academic year.

Read the details about Southern Virginia University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
38%
Doable
According to government data, 1,755 applications were submitted and 672 were accepted; so it is pretty hard to become a student at this school.

The school will consider accepting your dual credits, credits for life experience, and advanced placement credits earned prior to admission.

Read more about admissions as well applicants test score statistics at Southern Virginia University in the Admissions and Tests report for this school.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$3,700
Medium
Southern Virginia University provides study abroad programs and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is an amazing 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
C+
Dicey
Southern Virginia University provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates roughly 600 students, which offers a decent on-campus housing option. The room price is relatively low, about $3,700 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.

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 obtained 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 Maps



Post Address: Southern Virginia University, 1 University Hill Drive, Buena Vista, Virginia 24416, USA
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