Southern Virginia University

country rank  1512
world rank  4999

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Founded in 1867, Southern Virginia University is a non-profit private liberal arts higher-education institution located in the rural setting of the medium town of Buena Vista (population range of 2,500-9,999 inhabitants), Virginia. Officially accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Southern Virginia University (SVU) is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Southern Virginia University (SVU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 153 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. SVU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym SVU
Founded 1867
Motto Learn that Life is Service
Colours Crimson, white and black

University Location

Address 1 University Hill Drive
Buena Vista
24416 Virginia
United States
Tel +1 (540) 261 8400
Fax +1

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)
Not reported
International
students
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)
Not reported

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are neither required nor recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 60-70%
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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 1,000-1,999
Academic Staff 50-99
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
2000 Classification
Size & Setting Four-year, very small, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile Exclusively undergraduate four-year
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, inclusive, lower transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences plus professions, no graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Not Classified (Exclusively Graduate Programs)

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Southern Virginia University's Library
Southern Virginia University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 78,445 physical volumes, 12,127 physical media and 89 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
Southern Virginia University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 560 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Not reported
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Memberships and Affiliations

  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure

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Online Courses

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