Buena Vista, VA
Southern Virginia University


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Recent Reviews

Erik
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Southern Virginia University is a small college where one can acheive their dreams if they put forth a lot of effort

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Southern Virginia University is a small college where one can acheive their dreams if they put forth a lot of effort

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

While searching for what college would be best, the best thing to do is go to the campus and personally experience what it is like at that college or university and then make an educated decision.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who is not afraid to be involved in classes

Amy
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Southern Virginia University is a small liberal arts college (we only have about 750-800 students) in an LDS (the Church of J...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Southern Virginia University is a small liberal arts college (we only have about 750-800 students) in an LDS (the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints...commonly reffered to as "Mormons") environment. The faculty and staff are concerned about the students as individuals, and the motto of our school is "becoming leader-servants."

What kind of person should not attend this school?

If someone is not willing to abide by the honor code, they should not come here. There is a stict honor code that each student signs and very high dress and grooming standards we are expected to maintain. If a student is not willing to abide by these rules and follow the honor code--that they signed--then they shouldn't even bother coming here in the first place.

Mallory
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Decide what it is about your high school that you like and dislike, and start from there.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Decide what it is about your high school that you like and dislike, and start from there.

What kind of person should attend this school?

One who really wants to focus on schoolwork, and who wants to get married fast

Heather
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are friendly, helpful, smart, some eager to learn while there are those who go because they have to for attenda...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are friendly, helpful, smart, some eager to learn while there are those who go because they have to for attendance purposes, but mostly people want to learn, and the classes are always really small in size.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure you're comfortable with the people and surroundings, that they have the major that you are interested in, and when someone tells you that there is absolutely nothing wrong with the campus, don't believe them. Look for the bad in the campus as well as the good so it doesn't surprise you later.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

There is a lot of red tape and strict rules, although they are being looked at very closely lately, and many have been changed for the better. It seemed for a while that there was red tape over everything that needed to be done, and there is still a lot, but it's getting better. It just gets really frustrating.

Bethany
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

This school is not the place for people who like to drink alcohol or who get along with people who drink alcohol. It is not a...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

This school is not the place for people who like to drink alcohol or who get along with people who drink alcohol. It is not accepting of people who don't live it's standards.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

You don't need to know what you want to "be when you grow up" before you start school... very few ever do... some never do. In fact; I think that is irrelevant to life in general. If you can't be happy until you get where you're going... you will never be happy. Career goals are like horizons, once you get there you see another one in the distance, which is a good thing if you enjoy the journey. When you think about a campus; make sure you can be happy in the here and now of it all. Chances are, if you enjoy your schooling, you will enjoy your life. You often hear people say: "Enjoy college; best years of your life." But I seriously doubt that a younger, sleep deprived, final-exam-stricken version of that person would say the same thing, however; I can imagine someone saying, "Chemistry final was a killer! Good class though, huh?" and that same person, in retrospect will say "Enjoy college; life is too short not to."

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

The classes are really hard, yet I am doing well in them and I love that I get to watch my sister play varsity sports.

Randie
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

To the parents, let your kids make the decision it will be them that will be spending the next four plus years at the school,...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

To the parents, let your kids make the decision it will be them that will be spending the next four plus years at the school, so if you opinions are different talk to your child are really listen to what they have to say and how they feel about the schools that are or are not right for them. To the students, don't fall behind. Stay on top of your school work. The worst thing you can do is fall behind from the beginning. Do your school work and i promise that you will still have time for fun.

What's unique about your campus?

The class sizes are great, they are small so there is more one-on-one time with the professors, who are always there to offer help and consel.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The business and finacial aid offices are not always the easiest things to manuver. It is sometimes hard to see what needs to be done to get everything in order for the semester.

Gina
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My best advice to parents and/or students who are involved in the search for the right school is to start early. I began look...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My best advice to parents and/or students who are involved in the search for the right school is to start early. I began looking at different colleges through search engines such as Peterson's during my sophomore year. By using a search engine I was able to search for what I wanted and get a list of schools that would fit my needs. I wanted a smaller campus and a school with a very good Business program. I also was a constant in the guidance office in my high school, scanning viewbooks from colleges all over like it was my job. Due to the fact that I started a search so early I realized what I wanted, and what I was absolutely not looking for. This search eventually lead me to Southern Virginia University. It was my top pick for almost 2 years to the date when I got accepted. A student who is in the search for the perfect college needs to start early in order to weed out all the schools that will not provide them with what they need and to find that perfect fit that will provide them with knowledge for the real world.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

I consider the food at SVU to be the worst thing. There are some days that the food is very good but most days are what we call "salad bar" days where the salad bar is pretty much all you can eat. The only people who really have to deal with this problem though are freshman as they have to have a meal plan, no freshman dorms have kitchens. Upperclassmen have housing options with kitchens and reduced meal plans.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Southern Virginia University is a center of true learning for the real world. We strive to be leader-servents and to learn and apply what that means in our daily lives. A person should not attend SVU if they are only going to college for the worldly experience of having sex, drinking, using drugs and getting away with tarnishing their reputations. We are held to high standards and value them. We only wish to associate with those that agree with those standards and are also willing to uphold them and keep SVU a wonderful, morally and otherwise clean campus.

Ann
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Southern Virginia University is a Private Liberal Arts College, not owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Say Saints ...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Southern Virginia University is a Private Liberal Arts College, not owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Say Saints but has a campus majority of LDS students- that is as unique as it gets.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Many students use college as an opportunity to find themselves. So my advice would be to pick a college that is going to help you become the person you'd like to be five years from now. If you think partying and having a good time is all that is important then it doesn't really matter where you go and I wonder why you're even bothering. But if you're like me and you have goals and dreams and are willing to work hard and do whatever it takes to reach them, then make sure you pick a school that opens doors to your interests because ultimately if you don't, you'll always wonder if you could have succeeded had you choosen another college. And let me emphasize "variety of interests" you want a school that isn't going to draw limits, you want a school that is going to broaden your life experiences and give you a chance to learn everything you can "hands on". Lastly, if you want to rise to the top, learn how to serve classmates in leadership positions, it'll help you grow as a person and as a leader.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who has high personal standards and goals. Someonewho is willing to work hard but knows how to have fun too.

Kenny
Describe the students at your school.

They were awesome, they helped out when you needed it, and they were just good people to be around

Describe the students at your school.

They were awesome, they helped out when you needed it, and they were just good people to be around

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Look for a good environment, and not the biggest school either. Small school means that your child will get more one on one time with their teachers. And they will feel more at home because they will make many friends and you don't have to worry about them having friends that are into bad things.

Details

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

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