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Southern Virginia University Scholarships

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
Source: National Center for Education Statistics
  • Southern Virginia University General Information

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    Address One University Hill Drive, Buena Vista, VA 24416
    Phone Number (540) 261-8400
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    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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    Financial Aid

    Financial aid priority deadline May 1
    Financial aid deadline -
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    Student must reply to financial aid decision by May 1

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    Transfer Students

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Scholarship Description
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 have taken 24 or more semester credit hours qualify through a formula combining the college GPA and dormitory residency status. SVU reserves the right to apply other pertinent criteria to determine the final award.
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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 have taken 24 or more semester credit hours qualify through a formula combining the college GPA and dormitory residency status.
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