Southern Virginia University

Buena Vista, VA, USA
3.82 Average Rating

Originally founded as a school for women, Southern Virginia University is a 4-year coeducational liberal arts college. Although not officially affiliated with the Mormon Church, SVU integrates the values of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints into its curriculum. SVU confers bachelor’s degrees in 17 academic majors. In addition, all students are required to live by a Code of Honor based on the teachings of the Mormon Church.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
69%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision July 31, 2021

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
22%
Out-Of-State Students
74%
77%
Submitting ACT
25%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1137
0
1600

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
1,023
Total Number of Undergrads
1,023
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

0
100
26%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
33%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
15:1
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$17,560
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$17,280
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$17,280
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$7,918
Books and Supplies
$1500

Aid & Grants

0
100
60%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
53%
Average Aid Per Year
$6,856
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
53%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,713
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$4,563

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
61%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$9,533
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$9,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$223

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
47%
53%
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Knight
School Colors
green, black, and white
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Old Dominion Athletic Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Lynchburg
Salt Lake City
Provo
Washington
Phoenix
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$39,100

What Students Are Saying

3.82 Average Rating
The place is beautiful, and very peaceful. The staff and teachers are super nice and helpful, and want you to do your best.
Lacy from Glenmont, OH
Southern Virginia University is unlike any liberal arts university because it embraces Christian standards and promotes a LDS atmosphere. The campus is just the right size and more beautiful than I would have ever imagined. The professors know who you are and would do anything to help you in their classes.
Haley from Richmond, KY
southern virginia university has helped to inspire me to reach my goals. the small school atmosphere allows me a closer relationship with my professors who are willing to work with students and help them in any way that they can. the students are friendly, have a natural glow about them, and are all here for the same reason: to succeed.
Madison from Ringgold, GA
The classes are small, making it easy to get personal help and to understand things a little easier. The professors and other students are extremely kind. And the campus and the school itself are small and make life easier so you don't have to drive everywhere and you know almost everyone.
Cristina from Buena Vista, VA

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