Southside Virginia Community College: Narrative Description

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109 Campus Dr.
Alberta, VA 23821-9719
Tel: (804)949-1000; Admissions: (434)949-1012; Fax: (804)949-7863; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Virginia Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1970. Setting: 207-acre rural campus. Endowment: $412,823. Educational spending 2002-03: $3097 per student. Total enrollment: 4,894. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. Full-time: 1,447 students, 69% women, 31% men. Part-time: 3,447 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 3 states and territories, 2 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 0.5% Hispanic, 49% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 48% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs. Off campus study at Hampden-Sydney College, Saint Paul's College, Longwood College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for nursing program. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview. Placement: ACT ASSET, ACT COMPASS required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to district residents.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1943 Full-time, $65 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6167 full-time, $206 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $155 full-time, $5.15 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Choral group. Most popular organizations: Student Forum, Phi Theta Kappa, Phi Beta Lambda, Alpha Delta Omega. Major annual events: women's festivals, cultural events, Kwanza celebration. College housing not available. Julian M. Howell Library plus 1 other with 25,500 books, 195 serials, 850 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $170,783. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: See Hampden-Sydney College.

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