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Southern Virginia University Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

777 Students

56% Admitted

  • 911 full time
  • 30 part time
  • 394 men full time
  • 353 women full time
  • 2,553 applied
  • 1,140 admitted
  • 481 enrolled

911 Undergraduates

$14,900 Tuition/Year

  • 6 Non-Degree
  • $14,900 in state
  • N/A fees
  • $6,766 room & board
  • $1,500 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Religious affiliation: No affiliation, but Latter-Day Saint environment
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Southeast Town, distant from an urban area
Highest Degree Offered: Bachelor's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Madison from Ringgold, GA
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  • southern virginia university has helped to inspire me to reach my goals. the small school atmosphere allows me a closer relationship with my professors who are willing to work with…

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  • Haley from Richmond, KY
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  • Southern Virginia University is unlike any liberal arts university because it embraces Christian standards and promotes a LDS atmosphere. The campus is just the right size and more beautiful than…

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  • Cristina from Buena Vista, VA
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  • The classes are small, making it easy to get personal help and to understand things a little easier. The professors and other students are extremely kind. And the campus and…

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  • Rose from Houston, TX
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  • a great environment for growth and the ability to try new thing and find your passion. small classes allow you to have more one on one with the teachers. …

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to prepare leader-servants in the workplace and the world, in the community and the church, and in the home. We serve faithful members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and welcome all who live our values. We accomplish our mission by providing the finest undergraduate education available in letters, arts, and sciences within a wholesome Latter-day Saint environment. Students, faculty, and staff at Southern Virginia University are committed to being academically or professionally accomplished, spiritually rooted, service oriented, and self-reliant. We embody Southern Virginia's core values, which are scholarship, discipleship, accountability, enthusiasm, and refinement. Southern Virginia University seeks to establish a replicable self-sustaining model of higher education that can serve Latter-day Saints throughout the world.

Southern Virginia University
  • Located in Buena Vista, VA
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 777 students enrolled
  • 56% admitted
  • $14,900 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Mikelle from Las Vegas, NV
  • I am a current student here

    I came here knowing no one. Once I got here, everyone was super friendly because most of them were in my shoes. And it's still like this now that we're almost done with the first semester; everyone's still super friendly. And all the professors care about their students.

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  • 4
  • Megan from Frazeysburg, OH
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I love the new dorms for girls! They are so big and nice. It would be a great place to stay. Southern Virginia seems like a tight knit community with fun activities to strengthen friendships with other students.

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  • 5
  • Kaia from Herriman, UT
  • I am a past student here

    The people are what make SVU such a great institution. I came nearly 2,000 miles from home to start college, but the friends I made at SVU made it feel like home. We became a family.

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  • 4
  • DIAMOND from Grosse Pointe Park, MI
  • I am a past student here

    I gave it 4/5 stars because their is a Spirit like no other that I have known at this school. The teachers are wonderful. I loved that some of my teachers were also my bishops. I enjoyed meeting new students; however, there is not much culture here. It was difficult for me to deal with the lack of culture.

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