Averett University

Danville, VA

Averett is a church-affiliated university. Founded in 1859 as the Union Female College, it adopted coeducation and began offering bachelor's degrees in 1969. Its 25-acre campus is located in Danville, 45 miles from Greensboro, N.C.

Website: www.averett.edu/

Private
Co-ed
965
Undergraduate
Students
(42.6%) 411 Women
(57.4%) 554 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
61% of 2,812 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
 

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.26
SAT Math
450-540 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
495 average
440-550 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
19 average
16-22 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$47,858
Tuition and Fees
$34,520
Room and Board
$9,976
Average Percent of Need Met
70%
Average Freshman Award
$27,316
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$31,127
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
52
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 43% of classes
10-19 students: 37% of classes
20-29 students: 18% of classes
30-39 students: 1% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Danville Population
42,996
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Greensboro, NC
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
58% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Cougar
Sororities
6% of women participate
Fraternities
8% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.7% Asian
30.8% Black/African-American
4.0% Hispanic/Latino
4.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
59.5% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students
5.6% from 20 countries
First-Year Students Returning
63.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
35.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3  
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies 3  
History 3  
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only Not used if submitted Not reported
ACT Only Not used if submitted Not reported
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Not used if submitted Not reported
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
420 West Main Street
City, State, Zip
Danville, VA 24541-3692
Phone
(434) 791-5600
Fax
(434) 791-5637

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
 
Application Fee
 
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 recommended for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
61% of 2,812 applicants were admitted
Women
60% of 1,333 applicants were admitted
Men
62% of 1,479 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
365 (21%) of 1,711 admitted students enrolled
Women
135 (17%) of 794 admitted students enrolled
Men
271 (30%) of 917 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.26
3.75 and Above
20%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
27%
2.00 - 2.49
9%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
450-540 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
6%
Score of 500 - 600
41%
Score of 400 - 500
45%
Score of 300 - 400
8%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
495 average
440-550 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
8%
Score of 500 - 600
40%
Score of 400 - 500
45%
Score of 300 - 400
7%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
19 average
16-22 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
3%
Score of 24 - 29
17%
Score of 18 - 23
40%
Score of 12 - 17
40%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 8%
Top quarter: 27%
Top half: 56%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$47,858
Tuition and Fees
$34,520
Room and Board
$9,976
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$2,362
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning November 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003702
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
260 (90.1%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
246 (95.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
246 (99.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
23 (10.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
70%
Average Award
$27,316
Need-Based Gift
Received by 246 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $24,130
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 217 (84.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,611
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 13 (8.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
39 (13.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,934

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
849 (90.3%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
801 (94.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
801 (99.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
110 (11.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
72%
Average Award
$27,059
Need-Based Gift
Received by 801 (99.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $23,577
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 662 (82.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,213
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 79 (9.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
132 (13.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,030

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
76%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$31,127
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
31.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
Alternative loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies
Number of Awards
277
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
9
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership, Memberships, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
68
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, First-Generation College Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Out-of-State Students, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation
Number of Awards
240
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$962
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
  • Animal-Assisted Therapy
  • Applied Mathematics, Other
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Aviation/Airway Management and Operations
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Communication, General
  • Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Directing and Theatrical Production
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Equestrian/Equine Studies
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
  • Health/Medical Psychology
  • History, General
  • Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Journalism
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematical Biology
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music, General
  • Musical Theatre
  • Nursing Science
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Physical Fitness Technician
  • Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Nursing Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Theatre Literature, History and Criticism
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Parks and recreation
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
52
Part-Time Faculty
71
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
26%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 43% of classes
10-19 students: 37% of classes
20-29 students: 18% of classes
30-39 students: 1% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
435,391
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
150
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Accountancy

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Danville Population
42,996
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Greensboro, NC
Campus Size
185 acres

Weather

Temperature
25 average low in January, 82.9 average high in September
Rain
116 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Danville
Nearest Train Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Danville

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing
Students in College Housing
58% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through junior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Cougar
School Colors
Blue and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Football     x  
Golf     x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Tennis x   x  
Volleyball x      
Wrestling     x  
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football    
Golf    
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Tennis x  
Volleyball x  
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football x  
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Tennis x  
Volleyball    
Wrestling x  
Women's Club Sports
cheerleading, equestrian sports
Men's Club Sports
cheerleading, equestrian sports

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
soccer, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, cougar activities board (cab), student athletic advisory committee (saac), student government association (sga), focus/christian student fellowship, rainbow club
Sororities
6% of women participate
Fraternities
8% of men participate
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
965
Women
411 (42.6%)
Men
554 (57.4%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
934
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.7% Asian
30.8% Black/African-American
4.0% Hispanic/Latino
4.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
59.5% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students.
5.6% from 20 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
63.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
35.8%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
40.5%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
40.2%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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