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Academics

In Danville, Virginia, just north of the North Carolina border, Averett University offers students specialized degree programs, like aviation, equine business management, and sports management, in "a home away from home" setting. A "low student-to-teacher ratio" means that students get more attention, and in particular "there is more personalized help available to students who may be struggling in their academics." Students say that "while classes can be difficult, they are manageable" and the "professors are always available to help you out and explain an assignment in more detail." Averett faculty members "are friendly and motivate students in and out of the classroom," putting "a lot of their personal time and effort into helping students succeed." In fact, academic tutoring is available "for free to those struggling [in] classes." Many report a great level of satisfaction with coursework in their area of study, but some express frustration with professors, who "did not make a class challenging enough."

Student Body

Students agree that the Averett University student body is geographically diverse with "a lot of students from different countries and a lot of commuters." The typical student is "between their late teens and early twenties, predominantly either African-American or Caucasian." "Everyone is friendly" here, which fits perfectly with the "very small" campus environment. Some describe the average student as "extremely conservative," and most agree that "everyone accepts anyone for who they are and what they believe in." As a result "each student is seen as a part of the Averett family, and no one is left out because of their religion, race, sexuality, disabilities, etc." Some commuter students complain that, while "pretty much everyone is approachable and helpful, [. . .] it's hard to make really good friends with these people." Sports are popular on campus: "Most students come to be a part of the athletics department or join a sport while at Averett." Some undergrads point to a minority of students who are "pretty immature" or "unprofessional" and view their education "as a means to an end and by large are perfunctory in their approach to it." Otherwise, Averett students are glad to belong to "one giant family."

Campus Life

Campus life at Averett strikes a "balance between school and athletics." On campus, Averett offers "loads of activities like movie nights, cute crafts, and things like laser tag and corn hole from time to time. There's also ping pong and pool tables." A Baptist-affiliated university, Averett is a dry campus. A student explains, "If there's an off-campus party, we'll drink, but otherwise it's all very quiet." For outdoors enthusiasts "there is a lake near Averett and a mountain a little farther south" where students will spend the day swimming or hiking. In this small, close-knit community, students notice that gossip travels on "a high-speed and very short grapevine [. . .] and keeping secrets from anyone about anything borders on impossible." Commuters sometimes feel left out in the cold. "Whereas dorm students have events every few days," one commuter student tells us, "they make nothing for the commuter students to do, event-wise."

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Sara Hodges
Campus Guest Coordinator

Address
420 West Main Street
Danville, VA 24541

Phone
434-791-6880

Email
shodges@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
shodges@averett.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

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

Admissions

Applicants: 1,853
Acceptance Rate: 100%
Average HS GPA: 3.23






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