#11 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

Averett University

Danville, Virginia

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Averett University overview
Location Danville, Virginia
Online averett.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Small City
Averett University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Averett University, located in Danville, Virginia, is a private institution founded in 1859 that offers a personalized educational experience in a small college setting. The university consists of a main 19-acre campus boasting Georgian-style architecture and additional facilities, including an equestrian center and an aviation complex, that accommodate specific program needs. Positioned near the North Carolina border, the university's proximity to Greensboro provides regional metropolitan access while maintaining a quaint atmosphere conducive to academic focus. Averett is known for its variety of undergraduate degree programs with notable emphasis on aeronautics, nursing, and equestrian studies. The university employs a less selective admissions process, offering a welcome approach for a broad range of academic backgrounds. Housing is provided through multiple residence halls fostering a close-knit living community. While Averett University's Cougars compete in the NCAA Division III, the institution is particularly recognized for its equestrian team, which has garnered attention in the collegiate riding circuit.

In the most recent statistical year 2,324 prospective students applied, and 1,767 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 251 enrolled in the school.  1,040 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 323 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $37,640 plus fees of $150. AU is ranked 661 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












AU is rated within the lower 46% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Extremely Easy
Averett University overview
SAT 850/1170
ACT 16/22
GPA 3.07

Applications Accepted

Averett University overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Averett University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$150
Room and Board $11,360
Budget for Other Expenses$2,648
Total One Year Cost$52,798

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$48,400 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

41% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Averett University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 23%
Education 10%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 7%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 7%
Computer and Information Sciences 7%

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