Future proof.

A Southern Virginia University education is comprised of rigorous academics delivered in small, collaborative classes—leading to remarkable results!

Small classes.
BIG results.

With an average class size of 15 students, you’ll always have a front-row seat to learning. Even more, our expert, caring professors will work with you one-on-one to get the most out of your education.


placement into professional graduate programs


average class size

Top 7%

nationally for freshman-to-senior improvement

Professors who know you by name.

As a teaching-first university, our professors’ primary focus is your success. The individual support and guidance you receive will lead to more personal letters of recommendation for graduate school and more meaningful, long-lasting relationships with your mentors.

Academic Model

Our secret sauce to academic success.

  • Core courses are grounded in the liberal arts to build a wide base of knowledge and develop key skills — analytical reasoning, critical thinking, and careful writing — foundational to any major or career.

  • Study what you love! Our broad majors and minors allow you to develop confidence and competency in your chosen field without restricting your career options.

  • Our ever-growing concentrations allow you to personalize your education through specialized courses and internships to launch you into your career or graduate program.

iPad being used for homework

An iPad for Every Student

We give you an iPad, Smart Keyboard, and Apple Pencil at no extra cost above tuition. You get a leveled technological playing field, more collaborative classroom experience, and lower textbook costs.

Link to Apple Distinguished School webpage.What is an Apple Distinguished School?
Professor mentoring student

Academic Advising

Your personal Academic Advisor will help you build a road map to make sure you get the most out of your education. Graduation is in sight!

Link to Academic Services page.Learn about Advising