Averett University: Narrative Description

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420 West Main St.
Danville, VA 24541-3692
Tel: (434)791-5600
Free: 800-AVE-RETT
Admissions: (434)791-7301
Fax: (434)791-5637
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.averett.edu/


Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Baptist General Association of Virginia. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1859. Setting: 19-acre small town campus with easy access to Greensboro and Raleigh. Endowment: $21.1 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $6084 per student. Total enrollment: 2,719. Faculty: 270 (68 full-time, 202 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 826 applied, 86% were admitted. 8% from top 10% of their high school class, 24% from top quarter, 60% from top half. Full-time: 1,212 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 859 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 29 states and territories, 20 other countries, 14% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 32% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 9% 25 or older, 56% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 67% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; parks and recreation. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Hong Kong Baptist University, Consortium for Global Education, American University. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, 1 recommendation, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 9/1. Notification: continuous until 9/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $24,760 includes full-time tuition ($17,430), mandatory fees ($1000), and college room and board ($6330). College room only: $4690. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to location and program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $295 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to course load, location, and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 30 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Baptist Student Union, Phi Sigma Sigma, Pi Kappa Phi, Averett Gospel Choir. Major annual events: homecoming, Spring Formal, President's Lunch on the Lawn. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 521 college housing spaces available; 453 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Mary B. Blount Library with 142,739 books, 243,938 microform titles, 11,358 serials, 158 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $585,099. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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