Buena Vista, VA
Southern Virginia University


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Recent Reviews

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

Very small, conservative. Not too open to adversity, though they say they are. Difficult to find enough classes with variety...

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

Very small, conservative. Not too open to adversity, though they say they are. Difficult to find enough classes with variety that dont conflict. Very religious. Small town mentality. Hard professors/classes. Pretty, historical campus.

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

Have an idea about what you would like to study, and make sure that your school offers that. Be sure that the location of the school is where you want (or the type of atmosphere). Make sure that tuition is something that you find resonable for what they offer. Check to see if they have clubs etc that you are interested in.

What's unique about your campus?

Very good, enthusiastic professors with a variety of backgrounds that bring different things to the school and community.

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

When picking the right college I feel the student needs to research what colleges they would like to go and then pray about....

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

When picking the right college I feel the student needs to research what colleges they would like to go and then pray about. Pray about it as a family and then let the student pray about it by themselves. Trust you son or daughter with the choice that they had made. Making the most of the college experience get involved! Meet new people and always particpate in class make your teachers notice you as someone who has a desire to learn and always be exrtremly friendly with the college's faculty and staff they are the ones who do most things for you while you are there. Just remember to smile and have a great attiutde about your school and life.

What's unique about your campus?

I think the best thing about SVU is the spirit that is here, because it is a Liberal Arts College in an LDS enviroment. Everyone is so nice and willing to get to know everyone and you walk onto our campus nd it feels like you're right at home

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

How wonderful the spirit is here and how wonderful all my teachers are and how well qualified they are and how they are always willing to help and talk with all of their students one on one

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

First off, do your research. Find out general facts about the school. Size, cost, etc. Then, compare those factors to other o...

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

First off, do your research. Find out general facts about the school. Size, cost, etc. Then, compare those factors to other options on your choice list. If a school on there sounds better than most, you should go visit it. Stay there long enough to go to some activities and socialize with the people. Both students and staff. Maybe even attend some classes. Observe how you feel when you are on the campus. Does it suit your personality? Could you see yourself coming to that school and liking it? Keep a journal or record these thoughts. If there was more than one school you visited, then compare your feelings and observances. Take some time to ponder these things in your mind. It is a big decision and you should cover all the bases before you commit. It is better to take more time deciding because you will graduate quicker and happier if you chose the place you will get your degree. It will reduce stress in the future because you won't have to repeat the decision process again and worry about transfer credits. It takes a leap of faith, but if it feels right, let nobody stop you.

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

The lack of diversity. It isn't a horrible thing, but everyone is generally LDS and I feel like there are so many cliches. However, we are all nice to each other, but many students come from large caucasian areas and it is hard for most to socialize with those from another race. Also, with those of another religion. In a way it is unavoidable because we have standards to uphold that they choose not to, but you notice the division between those who are LDS and those who aren't.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

It is frustrating that it is so far from home. However, it is worth the distance. I sometimes wish it was cheaper, but it isn't as bad as most private liberal colleges. I feel a little left out because I wasn't raised in a great Mormon family. I often times wish I had a better sense of style or better clothes. I wish that there were more single, older guys.

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

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