Buena Vista, VA
Southern Virginia University


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Recent Reviews

Rachel
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love Southern Virginia University. The environment is so amazing. The campus is fairly small so it is easy to get to know a...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love Southern Virginia University. The environment is so amazing. The campus is fairly small so it is easy to get to know a lot of the other students. There are lots of different activities to do. If you like history, this is the place to be. There is so much history in Virginia! If you like nature and being outside there are so many different hikes and other activities to do. Everyone is so kind and friendly. The small classrooms make it easy to have one on one time with the professors and easy to understand the work. All the professors work so well with the students, especially for different sporting events. This school is absolutely amazing and I have never once regretted going.

Brianna
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Don't work for them after graduation. You'll either be overworked, unappreciated or let go without warning or cause. Some pro...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Don't work for them after graduation. You'll either be overworked, unappreciated or let go without warning or cause. Some professors were treated unfairly for their opinions outside of the institution. As a student, I adore and love and endorse Southern Virginia. However, as an alumnus, I am the total opposite. I wouldn't trade my time (as a student) at the university. But the abrupt (and at times corrupt) changes, views, and faculty, staff, board of directors have come to reverse my decision 180 degrees.

Cale
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Southern Virginia University can be the best or worst depending what someone likes. The campus is very small, only 1000 stude...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Southern Virginia University can be the best or worst depending what someone likes. The campus is very small, only 1000 students and it is located in a small town, if you like a small town feel it is a good place to go. Sports are a huge deal and everyone is welcome, if you really want to play a sport in college even if you haven’t played it much you can at least join a team and work on your skills. Other than sports the school is big into the arts such as music and theater. I personally don’t like it because I like hot weather and big towns.

Sallie
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SVU is a small liberally arts school, focused on teaching students how to think and learn. They prefer to have small classes ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

SVU is a small liberally arts school, focused on teaching students how to think and learn. They prefer to have small classes so students can really get to know and work with the professors. The classes focus on teaching from the sources; instead of reading textbooks about Socrates’ ideas, students read Plato’s dialogues. This school is perfect for anyone who does not want to feel like a small fish in a big school.

Bradleigh
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If small towns and friendly people are your thing, SVU might just be the perfect fit for you. I absolutely love it there. It'...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

If small towns and friendly people are your thing, SVU might just be the perfect fit for you. I absolutely love it there. It's nestled right into the Blue Ridge Mountains, and the scenery is gorgeous. The town is really small, and the university even smaller, but it has a very friendly and close-knit environment as a result. The teachers are incredible - they love their job and they are good at it. Pros: amazing teachers, great academics, supportive and caring environment, gorgeous location Cons: small, not many places to eat on campus

Rebekah
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The teachers are great, but the students need to grow up. It is like the classic high school movie everyone is in a clique. Y...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The teachers are great, but the students need to grow up. It is like the classic high school movie everyone is in a clique. You can't walk up and talk to someone as a friend because it is frowned upon. Most of the kids are two-faced because they are acting like high school popular kids. The administration is also very hard to get a hold of, you don't know who to talk to for anything because the faculty is left in the dark by a poor leadership that makes decisions without them A LOT. I would only recommend going here if you are not ready for college life and you just want to relive high school. The art program is pretty well funded especially the music program they have the most money after the sports teams. They do have a high rate of people getting accepted into Pre-med programs, but that is due to the amazing chemistry professor Dr. van Kuiken. She is responsible for its success since the school doesn't even support the Pre Med Society. There isn't much for science or pre-medical students. As for their computer/tech classes, I think they are decent. I personally haven't taken one but a couple of my friends are majoring in it and they are satisfied with their teachers and funds. The school is rapidly growing, but they don't have space so it might be snugger than what is advertised. They also talk openly in class about LDS beliefs since pretty much everyone is a Mormon, but even the Mormons are uncomfortable by it when the teacher talks about it for no reason unless they are talking about an activity at the church that is open to the public. The teachers and staff are wonderful despite being helpless since they are left in the dark, otherwise, they are very knowledgeable, open, available, fair, and approachable.

S
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I love Southern Virginia University! It is a wonderful University! I love the LDS Environment and the small class sizes. The ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love Southern Virginia University! It is a wonderful University! I love the LDS Environment and the small class sizes. The professors are so wonderful and accessible. I have learned so much about myself and about my future from my professors. Southern Virginia University has truly changed my life for the better! Go Knights!

Alexandra
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If you are looking for a small liberal arts college then this is the place for you! We have small class sizes so our professo...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

If you are looking for a small liberal arts college then this is the place for you! We have small class sizes so our professors know all their students by name and are aware of everybody within the classroom and outside. We are in NCAA d3 and are big into our sports as well as performing arts.

Jordan
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The campus over all is excellent. The teachers are very accessible, and very willing to help students in anyway they can. Sin...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The campus over all is excellent. The teachers are very accessible, and very willing to help students in anyway they can. Since the campus is small everyone is close and you get to know a lot of people. The only down fall with the small campus is not a lot of on campus jobs. This is a problem for most students since a lot of us have to work. But with out that our campus is beautiful, and is a great place to be.

Gabriella
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It’s not worth the money. There are nice and big infestations in most of the buildings and the only thing the school does to ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It’s not worth the money. There are nice and big infestations in most of the buildings and the only thing the school does to fix the problem (if they bother to put any effort in at all) is put useless traps down. The housing and building are dirty. It’s rare to find a building with vent heating. The classrooms get so cold that you need a coat. They misuse the money we give them. It takes a semester to get anything done. The list goes on and on.

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  • Enrollment
  • 800
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $14,900
  • Acceptance rate
  • 45%

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