Southern Virginia University

1 University Hill Drive, Buena Vista, United States
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Overview of Southern Virginia University

About this school

  • Website


    www.svu.edu/
  • Coeducational


    Yes

  • Graduate Students


    Not reported

  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:749
    • Men:346 (46.2%)
    • Women:403 (53.8%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Southern Virginia University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
2
History
-
2
Academic Electives
-
1

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Not reported
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
One College Hill Drive
City, State, Zip
Buena Vista, VA  24416
Phone
(540) 261-2756
Fax
(540) 261-8559
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
July 31
Application Fee
$35
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
-
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications not accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Not reported

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
Ecclesiastical endorsement required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
52% of 1,346 applicants were admitted
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
167 admitted students enrolled
Men
158 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.19
375 And Above
35%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
15%
2.00 - 2.49
6%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
23 average |20-26 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
4%
• Score 24 - 29
39%
• Score 18 - 23
47%
• Score 12 - 17
10%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $15,300 (67.25274725274726%)
  • Room & Board: - $7,450 (32.747252747252745%)
  • Other Expences: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Southern Virginia University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url
Not reported

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 15 | Final deadline May 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning February 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003738
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
206 (86.2%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
171 (83.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
171 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
15 (8.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
49%
Average Award
$9,422
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 166 (97.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,820
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 93 (54.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,365
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 11 (6.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
59 (24.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,874

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
545 (92.7%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
477 (87.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
477 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
62 (13.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
60%
Average Award
$11,719
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 471 (98.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,756
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 341 (71.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,298
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 44 (9.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
102 (17.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,489

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
94%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$15,444
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
33.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
12.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts
Special Achievements/Activities
Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,000

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


34

Part-Time Faculty


35

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 19% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 47% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 28% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 6% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not reported

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Sophomore Standing


Not reported

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Not reported
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Not reported

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Southern Virginia University provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


48.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


Not reported

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (13)


  • 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

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Visual and performing arts, Parks and recreation

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


6,222

Nearest Metropolitan Area


155 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
-
Rain
-

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
-
Nearest Bus Station
-
Nearest Train Station
-

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing

Students of College Housing


65% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Not available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Not available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
-
School Colors
-

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
-

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Southern Virginia University offers choral groups, drama theatre, student association, lds institute of religion

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


714

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
749
Women
403
Men
346

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • Not reported

International Students


Not reported

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


Not reported

Student Resources

Study resources