Buena Vista, VA
Southern Virginia University


76 Ratings

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Recent Reviews

Meredith
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It’s great because of the supportive community and small class sizes. The campus is currently undergoing a lot of changes and...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It’s great because of the supportive community and small class sizes. The campus is currently undergoing a lot of changes and improvements that are great for students. The teachers are incredibly supportive and help out a lot. The school isn’t incredibly well organized and sometimes it’s difficult to get questions answered or help received, not because the staff dont care but because there’s just not very many of them or the information isn’t easily accessible. The size of the student population is incredibly small, which I find a plus in the classes but a slight bummer when it comes to campus life. Overall, I like the school and as a transfer student, its the best of the colleges I’ve attended. But its definitely not perfect.

Miranda
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Southern Virginia University is a Latter-Day Saint campus that uplifts students, encourages unity, teaches honesty, and value...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Southern Virginia University is a Latter-Day Saint campus that uplifts students, encourages unity, teaches honesty, and values hard work. Every student feels included and cared for by classmates, teachers, and faculty. The spirit felt here inspires every visitor to become a Southern Virginia Knight!

Mallorie
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SVU is a great university for those who want more one-on-one attention and guidance. I recommend coming to SVU if you know w...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

SVU is a great university for those who want more one-on-one attention and guidance. I recommend coming to SVU if you know what you want and want a place where they can be involved in whatever they want. The professors are very personable and willing to help you with whatever you need. The campus and students are very welcoming, and you will never have to compromise your values or beliefs.

Desiree
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I love that Southern Virginia University is a tight-knit, family-like community. My favorite thing about being a student here...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love that Southern Virginia University is a tight-knit, family-like community. My favorite thing about being a student here is that I feel like my professors are really on my side and will do whatever it takes to help me succeed - even if it means meeting numerous hours after class. And something really cool? I've even eaten dinner at a few of my professor's houses! I don't think that happens everywhere.

Hannah
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Overall, I have found that my stay at Southern Virginia University was a good learning experience. It can be a very nurturing...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall, I have found that my stay at Southern Virginia University was a good learning experience. It can be a very nurturing environment for members of the LDS faith, however, the students tend to be ignorant of others who are not of their faith. The professors are fantastic, and most of them take the time to cater to your personal scholastic needs and goals. The food is sub-par, especially for those who have dietary restrictions. There is not much partying on campus, and although there is not much to do in the surrounding area, the natural surroundings are beautiful.

Sarah
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I currently attend Southern Virginia and it is an excellent school that provides a wonderful liberal arts education. Academi...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I currently attend Southern Virginia and it is an excellent school that provides a wonderful liberal arts education. Academically speaking it is great. I love the professors and their classes. The social situation on campus is good as well. The only thing I am not a fan of is how expensive on campus housing is and the meal plan is equally expansive, but the food is not that great.

Alyssa
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I love Southern Virginia University! The small campus atmosphere is very homely and interactive, and it is extremely easy to ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love Southern Virginia University! The small campus atmosphere is very homely and interactive, and it is extremely easy to get in touch with any of the many hard-working staff members. The small class size and dedicated professors makes the experience personal to every single student who attends, but the academics are still at a very high level. The staff members are all very friendly and accommodating, and the student housing is very nice as well. The cafeteria food is better than anything I ever ate during my middle and high school years, although it can be pricey to eat there and the food is not always as good as it can be. Overall, I love Southern Virginia University. There is nowhere else I'd rather be!

Megan
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I absolutely love Southern Virginia University. The students and faculty are fantastic and it is easy to have good relationsh...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I absolutely love Southern Virginia University. The students and faculty are fantastic and it is easy to have good relationships with even the dining service workers and grounds keepers. There is nowhere else I would rather be getting my education. As if the academics and environment aren't enough, I have been blessed with the best roommates ever.

Delcia
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Southern Virginia University is absolutely amazing. The atmosphere is amazing, everybody is friends with each other, the tea...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Southern Virginia University is absolutely amazing. The atmosphere is amazing, everybody is friends with each other, the teachers are always available and they are patient and understanding. There class sizes are perfect. I can't imagine getting as great of a college experience anywhere else.

Zoe
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I love Southern Virginia University! There are so many different things that make this school worthy of a five star rating. A...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love Southern Virginia University! There are so many different things that make this school worthy of a five star rating. Academically, it is challenging. This enables us to learn and grow exponentially, with the help of our professors. Due to our small classes, it is easier to gain help from our professors, who have a personal interest in every students education. We are encouraged to do our very best, not only academically, but in all aspects of our lives. Southern Virginia also has many extracurricular activities, such as sports and clubs. If there isn't a club you wish to join, you can always start your own! The people are friendly and extremely welcoming, the campus is safe and risk free, and we have an Honor Code that creates a stellar learning environment. The on-campus food is mediocre, but our town has many places to eat and we are only a few miles from beautiful Lexington. Since Lexington and Buena Vista are both so small, if we want to go shopping or do other activities we must drive to Roanoke or Washington D.C. Overall Southern Virginia University is a fantastic school, and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a small liberal arts education.

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

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