#15 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

Southern Virginia University

Buena Vista, Virginia

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Student Population
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Location Buena Vista, Virginia
Online svu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
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Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad

Located in Buena Vista, Virginia, Southern Virginia University is a small four year private college offering undergraduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 956 prospective students applied, and 662 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 311 enrolled in the school.  935 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 88 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $16,495 plus fees of $0. SVU is ranked 859 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Admission Standards
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SAT 960/1240
ACT 20/26
GPA 3.39
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Sep 2, 2020
Applicant Competition Low

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Southern Virginia University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,500
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $6,766
Budget for Other Expenses$3,500
Total One Year Cost$28,261

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$40,600 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
25% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Southern Virginia University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 21%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 15%
Visual and Performing Arts 14%
English and Literature 13%
Work and Family Studies 12%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=233611 IPEDS survey data for Southern Virginia University.