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 155 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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|Name||Southern Virginia University|
|Motto||Learn that Life is Service
|Colours||Crimson, white and black|
|Address||1 University Hill Drive
|Tel||+1 (540) 261 8400|
|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
|Basic Classification||Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus|
|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)|
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.
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|
|Distance Learning||Not reported|
|Institutional Hospital||Not reported|
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