Averett University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

The Dan River in Danville, Virginia
The Dan River in Danville, Virginia. MarmadukePercy / Wikimedia Commons

Averett University Admissions Overview:

The minimum high school GPA for first-time freshman accepted to AU is 2.5 (on the 4.0 scale). Students must submit scores from either the SAT or ACT, and must send their high school transcripts. In addition, applicants must fill out and submit an online application; however, there is no personal statement or essay component on this application, and domestic students are not required to pay an application fee. Interested students are not required to visit the campus, although it is encouraged, so students can see if they would be a good fit for the school. With an acceptance rate of 57%, admission is not guaranteed, but over half of the students who apply are accepted.

Admissions Data (2016):

Averett University Description:

Founded in 1859, Averett University is a small university whose main campus is located in Danville, a riverside town in southern Virginia. The university has another eleven locations throughout the state that cater to adult learners. Students come from 23 states and 17 countries. The main campus has a 10 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 15. Undergraduates can choose from over 30 majors; fields in health, business, and criminal justice are most popular. On the athletic front the Averett University Cougars compete in the NCAA Division III USA South Conference. The school fields seven men's and seven women's Division III teams. Popular sports include football, basketball, track and field, and soccer.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 859 (all undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 51% Male / 49% Female
  • 96% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $31,980
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,990
  • Other Expenses: $2,366
  • Total Cost: $44,336

Averett University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 88%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $17,087
    • Loans: $6,536

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Criminal Justice, Management, Physical Education, Pre-Medicine, Teacher Education

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 55%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 46%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 34%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 42%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Soccer, Golf, Track and Field, Tennis, Basketball, Baseball, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Tennis, Softball, Volleyball, Track and Field, Basketball, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

If You Like Averett University, You May Also Like These Schools:

Students interested in other similar, small liberal arts colleges in Virginia should consider Bluefield College, Mary Baldwin University, Virginia Union University, Roanoke College, Emory & Henry College, and Randolph College as other great options.

Averett University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.averett.edu/about-us/mission-vision-core-values/

"Averett University prepares students to serve and lead as catalysts for positive change. Averett fulfills this mission by educating students from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and nations through liberal arts based undergraduate and graduate programs in a personal, collegial, interdisciplinary environment."

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