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.
The school is known for its programs in art studies, drama and performing arts, family and social work, music, nutrition and exercise therapy.
Southern Virginia University does not offer open admission. The school admitted just 99% of applicants in 2007-2008. Three quarters of students in 2007-2008 had SAT verbal scores of at least 450. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 450 and 570.
The school had 701 enrolled students in 2007-2008.
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 values student athletics, and belongs to the Independent Mid-South Region, Independent Mid-South Region, Independent Mid-South Region, 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."
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