Buena Vista, VA
Southern Virginia University


77 Ratings

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Recent Reviews

Zoe
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. 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.

Sienna
Genius of Small

Southern Virginia University is a small Liberal Arts school. The classes are small which is great. It means the teachers real...

Genius of Small

Southern Virginia University is a small Liberal Arts school. The classes are small which is great. It means the teachers really take the time to know your name and how you're doing in the class. They're always available to help you if you need it. They love working here and just being here in general. In fact a few teachers even volunteer here just so that they can share what they know. They keep you interested during classes by sharing their knowledge and experience. When classes aren't in session, the Activities Committee always makes sure there's something going on during the weekends. We usually have a Movie Knight--get it, cause we're the Knights, haha--once a month. Along with that, we have some kind of dance once a month as well. The dances are a lot of fun. It's a great way to spend time with friends and dance and let the stress of the week from classes out. The school is strongly affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, so the institute is right here on campus as well. The school allows the institute to also hold activities during the week. There's always something to do through the school or through the institute. Because of the smallness, everyone knows everyone which is great because it allows you make friends. You'll be walking down the street and a random person will say hi to you and smile and after the fifth time, you won't even find it weird anymore. It's just part of the beauty of going to a small school.

Kaela
SVU GO KNIGHTS!

Southern Virginia University is a really clean campus. You never see litter on the ground and the overall campus greenery is ...

SVU GO KNIGHTS!

Southern Virginia University is a really clean campus. You never see litter on the ground and the overall campus greenery is well-kept. Though the school could work a little bit more on being green (recycling), it is still very economically friendly. The staff and security are very friendly and it is easy to make friends in general with them and of course other students. Students are well-groomed and hold high expectations for themselves and hold high standards for others. There is an honor code that the teachers expect us to abide by; in doing this, we look like professionals and this helps the school look better as well. There is a fantastic fine arts program and lots of sports teams to choose from. Most of the students are involved in either sports, music, student government, or smaller clubs to fellowship with other students. Southern Virginia University is yes, small, but we are mighty. Every year, the size of the student body grows and this is exciting to see because then this will give the school more opportunities to shine their light and be better known in the nation… perhaps someday even the world will know who SVU is. GO KNIGHTS!

Justin
Beauty in Small

Southern Virginia is perfect for the student who is looking to play sports and focus on academics at the same time. The colle...

Beauty in Small

Southern Virginia is perfect for the student who is looking to play sports and focus on academics at the same time. The college is very small making it very easy to play the sport you would like in college. Also, because it is so small the teacher to student ratio is awesome. Teachers are very helpful and look for opportunities to help students understand the concepts they are teaching. The downsides of the college is that it is in a very small town and there is not much to do off campus, unless you have a car on campus.

Sheridn
SVU is Great!

Small campus, small class sizes, great interactive classes an learning style. Professors who care and are willing to go above...

SVU is Great!

Small campus, small class sizes, great interactive classes an learning style. Professors who care and are willing to go above and beyond to help students succeed. Clean living and safe atmosphere thanks to the Code of Honor which all students must sign and agree to live by in order to attend here. Lots of fun events and plenty of opportunities to get involved!

Ethan
Excellent-But Not For Everyone

SVU is a great school, and can be tons of fun too. But here's the thing: it's not for everyone. It's not even for most people...

Excellent-But Not For Everyone

SVU is a great school, and can be tons of fun too. But here's the thing: it's not for everyone. It's not even for most people. If you're someone who loves to party, and wants that to be a huge part of your college experience, SVU isn't for you. If you're not interested in having a major liberal arts experience, SVU isn't for you. If you're not willing to live by the honor code, SVU definitely isn't for you. But if you like a small-school vibe with tons of varying opportunities, excellent professors who are available constantly, and a college experience unlike any other, well, SVU might be for you.

Ammon
SVU can be the place for you

Southern Virginia University (SVU) is small liberal arts school dedicated to student’s success in the world, workplace, home,...

SVU can be the place for you

Southern Virginia University (SVU) is small liberal arts school dedicated to student’s success in the world, workplace, home, community, church. It’s a small school with a big heart. The class sizes are small and so you get a lot of one on one time with some world renown professors. The professors know you name and truly care about you and help you get to where you want to go in life. SVU is a place where you can double major be in student government, athletics and still do many other things you want to. Southern Virginia University has a large population of members who are of the LDS faith, however, it is not a church school, it is a private university. SVU is in the Shenandoah valley and, therefore, has a lot of rich history and a great view. It's just an overall great place.

Michael
A Look at SVU

Southern Virginia University is a great school with an amazingly high vision. One of the many things that stands out to me ,...

A Look at SVU

Southern Virginia University is a great school with an amazingly high vision. One of the many things that stands out to me , as a student here, is the atmosphere. It is and amazing place to get a great education. The students as well as the faculty have high sights on the great potential that they can achieve.

Brandon
Greatest School

Southern Virginia is a great school and I would recommend it to anyone!

Greatest School

Southern Virginia is a great school and I would recommend it to anyone!

Erik
A breeding ground for leader servants

Amazing place to get a 4 year degree. We have incredibly available professors that are there to help you succeed. A story tol...

A breeding ground for leader servants

Amazing place to get a 4 year degree. We have incredibly available professors that are there to help you succeed. A story told recently by our university professor about our professors was that at one time a TA was in charge of grading assignments but the professor noticed that when he personally graded assignments students tended to score better. So that professor grades all assignments now. Your professors know you by name and you are never alone. You have the tools to succeed here. Go make it happen! We have a latter- day saint environment where you can feel a peace on campus that is unique to our campus. Great place to learn. Come and see

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

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