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Study at Southern Virginia University

Southern Virginia University is located in Buena Vista, VA (a town not particularly near any major cities). The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. The highest degree level offered by Southern Virginia University is the Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in music, art studies, drama and performing arts, family and social work, and nutrition and exercise therapy.

Southern Virginia University Selectivity

Southern Virginia University does not offer open admission. The school admitted just 43% of applicants in 2007. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 440 and 580.

Student Enrolment

The school had 701 enrolled students in 2007.

Student Life
Southern Virginia University has a residential or campus feel. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Southern Virginia University offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Independent Mid-South Region.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"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 Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts29liberal arts and sciences, English, history, Spanish language, American government and politics, social services
Business and Management16business
Family and Social Work14family studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy9recreation and leisure studies
Art Studies3visual and performing arts
Science3biology
Religion and Philosophy3philosophy
Music2music
Drama and Performing Arts2stagecraft
Computer Science and Engineering1computer and info science
Contact: Southern Virginia UniversitySouthern Virginia University

One University Hill Drive

Buena Vista, VA 24416

General Phone: (540) 261-8400

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