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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."

Overview

Applicants
2,238
Acceptance Rate
55%
Average HS GPA
3.24

GPA Breakdown

20%
Over 3.75
14%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
28%
2.50 - 2.99
9%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
410 - 500
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
400 - 510
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
380 - 480

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
17 - 21

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

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

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11:1
Total Faculty
106
with Terminal Degree
50

56
Women
50
Men
10
Minority

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
34%
Graduate in 5 years
40%
Graduate in 6 years
41%

Majors

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences

  • Equestrian/Equine Studies
  • Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Management Science, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Organizational Leadership

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication, General
  • Journalism

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Information Science/Studies

  • Education

  • Art Teacher Education
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Health Teacher Education
  • History Teacher Education
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Reading Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Animal-Assisted Therapy
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
  • Nursing Science
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Nursing Studies
  • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics, Other
  • Mathematical Biology
  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Health and Physical Education, General
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
  • Physical Fitness Technician
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General

  • Psychology

  • Counseling Psychology
  • Health/Medical Psychology
  • Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
  • Psychology, General

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

  • Social Sciences

  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Transportation and Materials Moving

  • Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
  • Aviation/Airway Management and Operations

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Music, General
  • Theatre Literature, History and Criticism


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Master's

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

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


E.W. Tibbs
President and CEO - Centra Health

Brig. Gen. William R. Phillips II
Deputy Commanding General 29th Infantry Division

Phil McAlister
Special Asst for Program Analysis, NASA Headquarters

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

Tony Wood
Dove Award winning music writer

John Upton
Exec. Dir.-Baptist General Assoc. of VA, past Pres.-Baptist World Alliance

Pernilla Milton
Professional Soccer Player in Sweden

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
34%
Graduate in 5 years
40%
Graduate in 6 years
41%

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

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$22,289

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$21,485

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,358

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
81%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$35,659

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$22,289

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$31,980
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$1,450

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

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

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

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

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
859
Foreign Countries Represented
14

Demographics

1.30%
Asian
31.92%
African-American
2.83%
Hispanic
57.71%
Caucasian
5.18%
International

49% female
51% male
36% are out of state
97% are full time
3% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

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

First-Year Students living on campus
72%

Campus Environment
Suburban

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
2

4% join a fraternity
3% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

21% participate in intramural sports
39% 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

65/99

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. Shekinah Logan
Campus Guest Coordinator

Address
420 West Main Street
Danville, VA 24541

Phone
434-791-6880

Email
slogan@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
slogan@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
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