Students Say

It’s “location and reputation” that draw students to Averett University in Danville, Virginia (near the North Carolina border), as well as standout programs in Aviation, Aeronautics, Education, Sports Medicine, and Equine Business Management—indeed, Averett is “one of the very few colleges that offers an accredited equestrian program.” The students who attend Averett expressly for one of these specialized majors love the opportunities they provide: “I love waking up each morning and flying.” Financially, many students report that Averett “offered me the most bang for my buck”, or that it was “one of the best and cheapest in my course of study.”

Overview

Applicants
1,878
Acceptance Rate
60%
Average HS GPA
3.23

GPA Breakdown

25%
Over 3.75
11%
3.50 - 3.74
11%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
22%
2.50 - 2.99
16%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
410 - 510
SAT Math
420 - 518
ACT Composite
16 - 22

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Overall

Students Say

It’s “location and reputation” that draw students to Averett University in Danville, Virginia (near the North Carolina border), as well as standout programs in Aviation, Aeronautics, Education, Sports Medicine, and Equine Business Management—indeed, Averett is “one of the very few colleges that offers an accredited equestrian program.” The students who attend Averett expressly for one of these specialized majors love the opportunities they provide: “I love waking up each morning and flying.” Financially, many students report that Averett “offered me the most bang for my buck”, or that it was “one of the best and cheapest in my course of study.” Professors are “caring and helpful” “true professionals” who “are outstanding in their fields” and with a “14:1 class ratio”, they have the time to “work with you one-on-one” and give “a high degree of attention to individual students.” Because of this individualized attention, students are empowered to “work towards their degree at their own pace.” Averett “believes in a family oriented community to help better the futures of its students and faculty”, and students work to uphold the university’s motto: “big dreams become bold futures at Averett.” With its forward-looking, “student oriented” education, Averett is all “about giving the students all the tools they need to succeed in college and in life”, with an emphasis on “hands on learning experience”, “developing relationships, and realizing your future.” Students graduate with the belief that “success is what you make of it”, and profess values of “relationships”, “diversity”, “engagement”, and “community.” In a hybrid of old models and new ones, “Averett blends tradition and technology to produce well-equipped graduates with hometown values.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11:1
Total Faculty
114
with Terminal Degree
55

64
Women
50
Men
8
Minority
2
International

Most frequent class size
2 - 9
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
69%
Graduate in 5 years
100%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Master's
Transfer Associate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
On Campus Interviews
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Jeff Hughley
AFL player and AFL's All-Inronman team

Margaret Lewis
Board member of Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (ends Dec 31)

Mary Rae Carter
Deputy Secretary for Rural Economic Development – Virginia

William E Johnson
City Manager – Petersburg

Phil Berger
NC General Assembly and President Pro-Tem of Senate

Tony Wood
Dove Award winning music writer

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$19,730

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$19,619

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,739

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$29,915

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
73%

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$29,150
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$2

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Local Grants and Scholarships
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Other
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

Averett students are “very outgoing” and “friendly”, and as a “smaller school”, Averett “allows all students to spend time with almost everyone.” Along with a “number of international students” who add “diversity” to the campus, many Averett students, a large portion of whom are “from around Virginia and North Carolina”, self-identify as “Southern, Christian, and Conservative.” The paradigmatic student “plays some type of sport,” and is “involved in student organizations and usually very busy during the active season.” Undergraduates “treat each other well”, and “turn our assignments in on time, study hard, have a great relationship with our fellow classmates and professors, and are role models in our communities.” They define themselves with a “strong association to a sport, major, or a type of club”, and many balance a “part-time or full-time job in addition to taking classes.” One student asserts that, at Averett, “the people make the school, and the school makes the people.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
858
Out of State
31%

International
5%
Foreign Countries Represented
11

Demographics

29.24%
African-American
3.93%
Hispanic
64.99%
Caucasian
5.28%
International

52% female
48% male
31% are out of state
96% are full time
4% are part time

Overview

Students Say

As a “Baptist private school in a small Southern town”, Averett imparts Christian values into its students’ social culture: “it is a religious school, which means that no alcohol [is] allowed on campus”, and while drinking does occur, Averett is “not a party school by any stretch.” “Life is very focused on sports and academics”, and students can often be found on “north campus playing sports” or enjoying other “frisbee golf, picnics, tennis, kickball, [or] dog activities” in the great outdoors. Danville isn’t a roaring metropolis, but does boast “a bowling alley and a movie theater”, and “bars and clubs are down the road or short drive away.” On campus, “people here think about things in terms of whatever subject they are majoring in”, and the school hosts “numerous activities that they put on for the students.” While sororities and fraternities are only an emergent part of Averett social life, “Greek life is beginning to pick up.” Students feel “at home” in Averett’s small community, and appreciate the “very simple lifestyle” the campus affords, kicking back in their free time to “hang out in their rooms or in students' apartments.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
58%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus
82%

Campus Environment
Suburban
Fire safety rating
94

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
30
Number of Honor Societies
4

Number of Social Sororities
1
Number of Religious Organizations
3

1% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

40% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Cougars)
7 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Women's Sports (Cougars)
6 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball


Sustainability

Green Rating
62

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
8

Average Number of PC's per Lab
15

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, Lenovo

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Mrs. Christine Thompson
Campus Guest Coordinator Student Center

Address
420 West Main Street
Danville, VA 24541

Phone
434-791-6880

Email
csthompson@averett.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Student Center
Grant Athletic Center (North Campus)
Equestrian Center
Airport Facilities
Riverview Nursing Simulation Facilities

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Piedmont Mall/Piedmont Drive area
Stadium 12 Cinemas
Martinsville Speedway
River Walk
VIR

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday/Saturdays by appointment
8:30 am-4:30pm
434-791-6880

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
varies

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
csthompson@averett.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Piedmont Triad International Airport 336-665-5600 6415 Bryan Boulevard www.ptia.org Greensboro, NC 27409 (About one hour from Danville) Raleigh-Durham International Airport 919-840-2123 PO Box 80001 www.rdu.com RDU Airport, NC 27623 (About 1 ½ hours from Danville)

Driving Instructions to Campus
All directions lead to the Admissions Office (English Hall) at corner of West Main St. and Robertson Ave. From the South (Raleigh, NC area): Take I 40 W to Hillsborough, NC. Just before Hillsborough, take the SR 86 N Exit. Follow the signs to stay on SR 86 N. Proceed on SR 86 N into Danville. Once in Danville, take the Route 293/West Main St. Exit. Turn right at the end of the ramp onto Route 293 S/West Main St. Follow West Main St. approximately 5 blocks, after crossing overpass, and turn right at Robertson Ave. Greensboro, NC area: Follow US 29 N to Danville. Take the SR 86/South Main St. Exit. Turn left at the end of the ramp onto SR 86 N/South Main St. Proceed on SR 86 N, then take the Route 293/West Main St. Exit. Turn right at the end of the ramp onto Route 293 S/West Main St. Follow West Main St. approximately 5 blocks, after crossing overpass, and turn right at Robertson Ave. Charlotte, NC area: Take I 85 N towards Greensboro, NC. In Greensboro, merge onto I 40 (I 85). Take exit 127 towards US 29/US 70/US 220/Reidsville. Bear left to merge onto US 29 N. Continue on US 29 N into Danville. Take the SR 86/South Main St. Exit. Turn left at the end of the ramp onto SR 86 N/South Main St. Proceed on SR 86 N, then take the Route 293/West Main St. Exit. Turn right at the end of the ramp onto Route 293 S/West Main St. Follow West Main St. approximately 5 blocks, after crossing overpass, and turn right at Robertson Ave. From the East (Richmond, VA area): Follow US 360 W to South Boston. In South Boston, take US 58 W to Danville. Follow US 58 W into town, and take the SR 86 S/Central Blvd Exit. Proceed on SR 86 S, then take the Route 293/West Main St. Exit. Turn right at the end of the ramp onto Route 293 S/West Main St. Follow West Main St. approximately 5 blocks, and turn right at Robertson Ave. Tidewater area: Follow US 58 W to Danville. Once in Danville, take the SR 86 S/Central Blvd Exit. Proceed on SR 86 S; take the Route 293/West Main St. Exit. Turn right at the end of the ramp onto Route 293 S/West Main St. Follow West Main St. approximately 5 blocks, and turn right at Robertson Ave. From the North (Charlottesville, VA area): Follow US 29 S to Danville. Approximately 5 miles north of the Danville city limits continue on bypass and take State Road 86N (South Main St. Exit) then take the Route 293/West Main St. Exit. Turn right at the end of the ramp onto Route 293 South/West Main St. Follow West Main St. approximately 5 blocks, and turn right at Robertson Ave. Washington, DC area: Follow I 95 S to Petersburg, VA. (Note: Do NOT take I 295 in Richmond, VA or you will miss the exit for I 85.) Just south of Petersburg, take the I 85 S Exit. Follow I 85 S to South Hill, VA. In South Hill, take US 58 W towards Danville. Follow US 58 W into town, and take the SR 86 S/Central Blvd Exit. Proceed on SR 86S; take the Route 293/West Main St. Exit. Turn right at the end of the ramp onto Route 293 S/West Main St. Follow West Main St. approximately 5 blocks, and turn right at Robertson Ave. Or I-495 West (Silver Spring): Take I-66 West to route 29 South. Then follow directions from Charlottesville. From the West (Roanoke area): Take US 220 S towards Martinsville, VA. US 220 becomes US 58 (follow 58 bypass to the end); turn right (east) to continue on US 58. Follow US 58 E into Danville. Proceed into town and take the Business US 29 S/SR 86 S/Central Boulevard/Downtown Exit. Merge onto SR 86 S. Proceed on SR 86 S, then take the Route 293/West Main St. Exit. Turn right at the end of the ramp onto Route 293 S/West Main St. Follow West Main St. approximately 5 blocks, and turn right at Robertson Ave. Please note: Parking is available in designated lots while construction continues on our campus. Limited parking is available adjacent to campus except where “Parking By Permit” signs are posted. These spaces are designated for area residents.

Local Accommodations
Comfort Inn & Suites 100 Tower Drive (US 29 & 58) 434-793-2000 Courtyard Marriott 2136 Riverside Drive (US 58 East) 434-791-2661 Hampton Inn 2130 Riverside Drive (US 58 East) 434-793-1111 – 800-426-7866 Holiday Inn Express 2121 Riverside Drive (US 58 East) 434-793-4000 – 800-HOLIDAY Innkeeper North 1030 Piney Forest Rd (US 29 N) 434-836-1700 – 800-466-5337 Innkeeper West 3020 Riverside Dr (US 58 West) 434-799-1202 – 800-466-5337 Super 8 2385 Riverside Drive (US 29 & 58) 434-799-5845 Stratford Inn 2500 Riverside Dr (US 29 & 58) 434-793-2500 – 800-326-8455
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Key Stats

1,878
Applicants
858
Size
60%
Acceptance Rate
930
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists