Southern Virginia University Rankings

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In the World#9587 of 14178
In North America#2122 of 2629
In the United States#2026 of 2528
In Virginia#50 of 63
In Buena Vista#1 of 1

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
98%
Average SAT
1083
Average ACT
23
Avg. cost to attend
$20,816 /y
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
1,111
Male:Female Ratio
46:54
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Bachelor's degree
Website
svu.edu

Southern Virginia University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate98%96%99%
Applicants710313397
Admissions696301395
Freshmen enrolled full time290142148
Freshmen enrolled part time1165

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
112 or 37%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 964
or below

75% of them
had 1202
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Southern Virginia University are 964-1202 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
189 or 63%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 19
or below

75% of them
had 26
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Southern Virginia University are 19-26 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White836 (75%)
Two or more races64 (6%)
Hispanic57 (5%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown50 (5%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander42 (4%)
Black or African American37 (3%)
Nonresident Alien13 (1%)
Asian7 (0.6%)
American Indian or Alaska Native3 (0.3%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$20,816/year
Average aid awarded
$7,284
Students receiving aid
100%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$16,192
$30-48K$15,787
$48-75K$17,791
$75-110K$20,900
$110K+$22,660

Tuition and fees

Undergraduates
Tuition in-district$17,280
Tuition in-state$17,280
Tuition out-of-state$17,280

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity632
Combined charge for room and board$7,918
Room charge$3,928
Meal charge$3,990

Southern Virginia University Majors

MajorBachelor's
Business & Commerce, General36
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies20
English Language and Literature, General16
Biochemistry13
Psychology, General10
Computer and Information Sciences, General9
Human Development and Family Studies, General9
Biology & Biological Sciences, General8
History, General7
Music, General7
Spanish Language and Literature4
Visual and Performing Arts, General4
Philosophy4
Dramatic & Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other1
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General1
Grand Total149
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate31%17%40%
  • Full-time retention rate - 81%
  • Part-time retention rate - 80%

Publications & Citations

Publications
28
Citations
62

Publication count by topic

Philosophy
7
History
5
Sociology
3
Art
3
Economics
2
Medicine
2
Political science
2
Geography
1
Psychology
1

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Philosophy178118
Economics403626
Political science404911
Medicine584317

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
200621
200701
200811
200922
201001
201114
201203
201376
201419
201515
201629
201708
201837
2019111
202026

General info

Alternative namesSVU
Founded1867
WikipediaSouthern Virginia University
MottoLearn that Life is Service
Colorscrimson, white, black
Academic CalendarSemesters
Total FTE staff207
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address1 University Hill Drive
Buena Vista, Virginia, 24416
United States
City population7,000
Phone5402618400

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