Our mission is to prepare leader-servants in the workplace and the world, in the community and the church, and in the home. We serve faithful members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and welcome all who live our values. We accomplish our mission by providing the finest undergraduate education available in letters, arts, and sciences within a wholesome Latter-day Saint environment. Students, faculty, and staff at Southern Virginia University are committed to being academically or professionally accomplished, spiritually rooted, service oriented, and self-reliant. We embody Southern Virginia's core values, which are scholarship, discipleship, accountability, enthusiasm, and refinement. Southern Virginia University seeks to establish a replicable self-sustaining model of higher education that can serve Latter-day Saints throughout the world.
Type of School
Four or more years,
No affiliation, but Latter-Day Saint environment
Highest degree offered
Town, distant from an urban area
Distance learning opportunities
Southern Virginia University Size
Enrolled full time
Enrolled part time
Southern Virginia University Student Body
Men enrolled full time
Women enrolled full time
American Indian/Alaskan Native
Southern Virginia University Admission Basics
Admissions office phone number
Open admission policy
Undergraduate Application fee
Southern Virginia University Admission factors
Admission test scores
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college preparatory program
Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies
Southern Virginia University Admission statistics
Students submitting SAT
SAT 1 Verbal 25th percentile score
SAT 1 Verbal 75th percentile score
SAT 1 Math 25th percentile score
SAT 1 Math 75th percentile score
Students submitting ACT
ACT Composite 25th percentile score
ACT Composite 75th percentile score
Southern Virginia University Cost
In-State Tuition, Full-time Undergraduates
Out-of-state Tuition, Full-time Undergraduates
Books and Supplies
On-campus room and board
Cost of On-Campus Housing decreases as one progresses in status of Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Senior.
Academic performance is a major factor in determining scholarship eligibility, however, other factors are also weighed. Scholarships and grants are also given to attract leaders or other top prospects that will be major contributors to all aspects of the University - academics, student affairs, and extracurricular activities. As always, awarding of institutional scholarships and grants is contingent upon availability of funds. Academic scholarships and grants up to $10,000 are awarded to incoming freshmen or transfer students by the Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid on the basis of academic performance and test scores. These calculations are explained in more detail in the Admissions Office section of the SVU web site. The University reserves the right to increase academic scholarships in cases when course difficulty has unduly skewed GPA results or in cases of extraordinary leadership. Applicants who will be attending college for the first time or who have taken less than 24 semester credit hours may qualify through a formula combining the dormitory residency status with the high school GPA (grades 9-12), and either the ACT composite score or SAT combined score (reading and math), whichever is higher. SVU reserves the right to apply other pertinent criteria to determine the final award.
Number of Awards
Award Criteria Requirements:
The University reserves the right to increase academic scholarships in cases when course difficulty has unduly skewed GPA results or in cases of extraordinary leadership. Applicants who will be attending college for the first time or who have taken less than 24 semester credit hours may qualify through a formula combining the dormitory residency status.
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