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.
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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