SVU Overview


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Located in Buena Vista, Virginia, Southern Virginia University is a small four year private college offering undergraduate programs.

In the most recent statistical year 1,755 prospective students applied, and 672 were granted admission. Of those admitted 249 enrolled in the school. 712 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 20 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2015/2016, excluding room and board, is $14,900 plus fees of $0.

SVU is ranked 535 nationally in the tonbori.info 2016 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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A college's graduation rate is a strong indication of its effectiveness and your potential to find success at a school. The following statistics measure the percentage of first-time, full-time students who earned a bachelor degree within four, five or six years from Southern Virginia University. For comparison, approximately 58% of starting students nationally earn a bachelor's degree within six years. Southern Virginia University is worse than average in terms of graduating students.

4 Years

13% Received a Bachelor Degree in 4 years

5 Years

23% Received a Bachelor Degree in 5 years

6 Years

25% Received a Bachelor Degree in 6 years

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

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