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If you want to learn in a traditional campus setting or if you are a working professional who needs convenience and flexibility at various locations throughout Virginia, Averett has a degree program to fit your life. Founded in 1859 as a school for young women, Averett grew to a fully accredited, co-educational, four-year college in 1971. Today, the university enrolls 2,600 students from 25 states and 19 foreign countries and offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs at 14 Virginia locations.

Accreditation

  • Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Information about SACS COC accreditation can be obtained from the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Affiliation

  • The Baptist General Association of Virginia.  
  • Averett welcomes students of all faiths or no faith backgrounds.

Honors

  • US News & World Report consistently ranks Averett in the Top Tier of Regional Colleges in the South in its 2011 Best Colleges guide.
  • Washington Monthly magazine recognized Averett as a Top 50 Baccalaureate College in the U.S. in its College Guide 2011.
  • Colleges of Distinction named Averett as a college of distinction and only one of ten universities in Virginia to receive the award.
  • G.I. Jobs magazine recognized Averett in the top 20 percent of Military Friendly schools.
  • Noel-Levitz recognized Averett’s recruitment and marketing efforts with one of only four national 2012 Marketing-Recruitment Excellence awards.

Alumni

  • 23,000 alumni in 50 states and 38 countries

Students

  • 2,400 Statewide; 1,865 undergraduate students and 535 graduate students
  • 1,000 traditional-age students at the Danville campus; 1400 adult, professional learners across Virginia
  • Traditional undergraduate students: 52% men, 48% women, 40% students of color from 25 states and 21 countries
  • Adult learners: 39% men, 61% women, approximately 40% students of color

Locations

  • Traditional undergraduate students study at the campus in Danville, Virginia (city population of 46,000)
    • 6 residence halls to choose from traditional, suites and apartments
    • 57% of students live on campus
  • Adult learners study at 14 regional campuses located at:
    • Danville, Galax, Abingdon, Martinsville, South Boston, Lynchburg, Roanoke, Charlottesville, Richmond (2 locations), Quantico, Petersburg, Chesapeake, Newport News

Cost and Affordability

  • Traditional Students
    • Tuition: $25,950 (traditional undergraduate)
    • Room and Board: $8,370 (varies by residence hall and meal plan)
    • Averett annually awards $20 million in financial aid and scholarships
    • Our average scholarship package lowers the cost of attendance by almost 40%
    • 99% of students benefit from financial aid
    • Students' costs at Averett are less than 80% of other private colleges in Virginia
  • Adult Students (Graduate and Professional Studies)
    • Masters in Business Administration (MBA) total program tuition (excluding books): $22,960
    • Masters in Education (MED) total program tuition (excluding books): $12,300
    • Previous Averett graduates are eligible for a $1,000 Alumni Scholarship
    • Financial aid is available to those quality

Academics

  • 75% of faculty with doctorates or terminal degrees
  • 15 average class size (all programs)
  • 12:1 student to faculty ratio in traditional undergraduate classes in Danville
  • 19:1 student to faculty ratio in adult classes held throughout Virginia
  • 30+ majors and minors for undergraduate studies
  • Master's programs available in business and education

Athletics

  • NCAA Division III, USA South Conference - traditional, undergraduate students can participate in women's sports such as basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball, or men's sports such as baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer and tennis
  • 39% of traditional students at Averett are student athletes

Arts

  • Traditional students at the Danville campus can participate in the Arts@Averett Series, Averett Theatre Players, Averett Singers, Averett Gospel Choir, Averett Handbell Choir, or the Annual Student Art Show

 

Averett's Mission: 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.

Vision: Averett University will provide opportunities that will be transformative for our region and beyond by bringing to life the Big Dreams and BOLD FUTURES of our students and the communities we serve.

Core Values

Integrity: We practice the highest ethical standards

Innovation: We encourage and embrace innovative teaching and learning inside and outside the classroom.

Engagement: We promote global awareness, service and leadership.

Discovery: We foster a spirit of discovery, problem solving and critical thinking and incorporate liberal arts with professional preparation in our teaching and learning.

Diversity: We value diversity of thought, cultures and the uniqueness of all persons.

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DIVERSITY
Averett University welcomes all students, faculty and staff to an academic community that fosters awareness, inclusiveness, equity and service while fulfilling our mission and vision.  Averett celebrates individual uniqueness and worth while respecting differences in a safe and nurturing environment.  Every member of the Averett Community shares the responsibilities of conducting themselves ethically and as good citizens, and of promoting the expansion of skills, and intellectual and emotional growth. We value diversity by seeing and building on the best in each student so that we can help them develop into the leaders of tomorrow.

Tradition: We embrace Averett's Judeo- Christian heritage by honoring the search for truth and spiritual formation.