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One University Hill Drive Tuition In/Out-State: $18,900 / $18,900 Total Fall Enrollment: 777
Buena Vista , VA 24416 Books and Supplies: $1,200 Applicants Admitted: 45%
(540) 261-8400 On-campus Room and Board: $6,700 Receiving Aid of Some Type: 100% Undergraduate Application Fee: $35 Receiving Institutional Aid: 100% , $6,844 on average
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  • Southern Virginia University General Information

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    Address One University Hill Drive, Buena Vista, VA 24416
    Phone Number (540) 261-8400
    Web Address
    Mission Statement 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, Private not-for-profit
    Religious affiliation No affiliation, but Latter-Day Saint environment
    Highest degree offered Bachelor's degree
    Calendar Semester
    Setting Town, distant from an urban area
    Distance learning opportunities Yes

    Southern Virginia University Size

    Total enrollment 777
    Enrolled full time 747
    Enrolled part time 30

    Southern Virginia University Student Body

    Men enrolled full time 394
    Women enrolled full time 353
    American Indian/Alaskan Native 1%
    Asian/Pacific Islander 3%
    Black/Non-Hispanic 5%
    Hispanic 3%
    White/Non-Hispanic 88%
    Non-Resident Alien 2%
    Race/ethnicity unknown 2%
  • Southern Virginia University Admission Basics

    Admissions office phone number (540) 261-8421
    Open admission policy No
    Undergraduate Application fee $35
    Applied 2,553
    Admitted 1,140
    Enrolled 481
    Admitted % 45%

    Southern Virginia University Admission factors

    Admission test scores Recommended
    Secondary school GPA Required
    Secondary school rank Recommended
    Secondary school record Required
    TOEFL Required
    Completion of college preparatory program Recommended
    Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
    Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended

    Southern Virginia University Admission statistics

    Students submitting SAT 42%
    SAT 1 Verbal 25th percentile score 460
    SAT 1 Verbal 75th percentile score 590
    SAT 1 Math 25th percentile score 460
    SAT 1 Math 75th percentile score 570
    Students submitting ACT 70%
    ACT Composite 25th percentile score 20
    ACT Composite 75th percentile score 26
  • Southern Virginia University Cost

    In-State Tuition, Full-time Undergraduates $18,900
    Out-of-state Tuition, Full-time Undergraduates $18,900
    Books and Supplies $1,200
    On-campus room and board $6,700 Cost of On-Campus Housing decreases as one progresses in status of Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Senior.
    Off-campus room and board $6,100 Cost varies based on location.

    Southern Virginia University Financial Aid

    Students Receiving Aid 100%
    Receiving Federal Grants 47% , $4,692 on average
    Receiving Institutional Aid 100% , $6,844 on average
    Receiving Student Loans 66% , $9,300 on average
  • Southern Virginia University Programs & Majors

    Graduates in 2009/2010 academic year.

    Biological and Biomedical Sciences Bachelor
    Biology/Biological Sciences, General 11
    Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Bachelor
    Business/Commerce, General 31
    Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Bachelor
    Computer and Information Sciences, General 3
    English Language and Literature/Letters Bachelor
    English Language and Literature, General 14
    Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Bachelor
    Human Development and Family Studies, General 8
    Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor
    Spanish Language and Literature 5
    History Bachelor
    History, General 10
    Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities Bachelor
    Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 18
    Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Bachelor
    Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other 4
    Philosophy and Religious Studies Bachelor
    Philosophy 10
    Social Sciences Bachelor
    Political Science and Government, General 4
    Visual and Performing Arts Bachelor
    Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other 4
    Music, General 5
    Visual and Performing Arts, General 6
  • Southern Virginia University Deadlines

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    College will notify student by November 1
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    Student must reply to financial aid decision by May 1

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    Transfer Students

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Marriott Scholar

Scholarship Description
The Marriott Scholar program recognizes incoming freshmen and transfer students who have excelled both academically and in other aspects of life such as student government and leadership, community service, athletics, fine arts, or church service. This award emphasizes the concept of the quest for excellence as exemplified by the benefactors of the award, Mr. Richard E. Marriott and the Marriott family. The award allows recipients to use this recognition in resumes for postgraduate employment and education opportunities. Marriott Scholars will be selected by a panel consisting of the Dean of Admissions and two faculty selected by the Executive Vice President and Provost. The panel will meet periodically (and as much as weekly during peak times) to determine awardees. The Panel will submit their recommendations to the President's Council for final approval. Once a student is designated a Marriott Scholar they will retain the honor of the title for life; however, to retain the accompanying scholarship, the student must maintain a 3.0 GPA. Minimum Requirements to be considered: For transfer students: 3.75 GPA, minimum 24 credit hours. For freshmen: Minimum GPA 3.8 or equivalent and 1250 on the SAT (based on a single test combined Critical Reading and Math score, excluding writing score) or 28 on the ACT (for Spring 2007-2008 only), minimum GPA of 3.8 or equivalent and an 1850 SAT score based on a single test combined score, including writing score. Accepted applicants must complete an application (PDF) and submit to the Dean of Admissions between December 1 and March 31 for consideration for the upcoming fall term. Spring term applicants must have their applications submitted no later than November 1. In addition to the lifetime honor of being a Marriott Scholar, the successful candidate will receive up to $14,000 scholarship for each year of attendance at SVU (to be awarded half each semester). This scholarship award supersedes and replaces all other SVU offers of institutional aid including, but not limited to, academic scholarships, returned missionary grants, talent scholarships, etc. This scholarship will be applied after any non-SVU institutional aid that must be used solely for tuition, such as state tuition grants like the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant program, or certain private scholarships, are applied.
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