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Averett University
420 West Main Street
Danville, VA 24541

Official telephone: (434) 791-5600

Fax number: (434) 799-0658


Screen last updated on: February 19, 2015
Semester/term begin dates: in mid-August and mid-January.
Calendar system: semester system (two terms comprise academic year)
Month(s) in which new student orientation is held: Orientation for new students is held in June, July, and January.
Number and length of summer sessions: Two summer sessions of 24 days each.

Majors with the highest enrollment: business administration, sociology/criminal justice, physical education/wellness/sport science
Majors with the lowest enrollment: modern language, music, religion
Percent of full-time freshman students who returned for sophomore year: 58%
Student:Faculty ratio: 12:1
Total faculty: 35 men, 41 women, 76 total
Full-time faculty: 30 men, 31 women, 61 total
Part-time faculty: 5 men, 10 women, 15 total
Graduation rate: 31% within six years

Averett University
General education/core curriculum is required: yes
Minor requirements: not required for graduation
Physical education is required: no
There are religious requirements for graduation: no
Minimum GPA required to graduate: 2.0

Undergraduate studies homepage:
Graduate studies homepage: https://
Special programs offered:
student-designed majors, double majors, dual degrees, independent study, honors program, pass/fail grading option, internships, distance learning
Minors and other miscellaneous programs offered:
Minors offered in art history, art studio, biology, business administration, chemistry, church ministries, computer information systems, computer science, criminal justice, economics, English, equestrian studies, French, history, journalism, leadership studies, mathematics, music, physical education, political science, psychology, religion, sociology, Spanish, theatre arts, theatre arts/musical theatre, theatre arts/speech, and women/gender studies.
Preprofessional programs offered:
Education certifications are offered: yes
Education certifications:
elementary, middle/junior high, secondary, special education
Cooperative programs are offered: no
Combined 2-2 programs available:
2-2 applied sciences, business administration, general studies, early childhood education, nursing education, and sociology/criminal justice.
Graduate schools/programs are offered: yes
Qualified undergraduates may take graduate-level classes: yes
Study abroad opportunities:
Study abroad in Argentina, Australia, China, Costa Rica, the Czech Republic, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Ghana, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, and Turkey.
Other special or unique academic programs:
Equestrian majors may study for one semester or a summer in England in a course specifically designed to prepare them for the British Horse Society Assistant Instructor's Certificate. Education majors may complete student teaching in England.
Army ROTC: not offered
Navy ROTC: not offered
Air Force ROTC: not offered

Associate's Degrees

  • Business Administration
  • Liberal Arts
Bachelor's Degrees

  • Aerospace Management
  • Art
  • Art/Teaching PK-12
  • Biology
  • Biology/Teaching 6-12
  • Business Administration
  • Communication/Journalism
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Science
  • English
  • English/History
  • English/Teaching 6-12
  • English/Theatre
  • English/Theatre/Teaching PK-12
  • Equestrian Studies
  • History
  • History/Politics
  • History/Social Science/Teaching 6-12
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Liberal Studies
  • Liberal Studies/Teaching PK-6
  • Mathematical Decision Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics/Teaching 6-12
  • Modern Language
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Physical Education/Wellness/Sport Science
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Sociology
  • Sociology/Criminal Justice
  • Theatre Arts
  • Theatre Arts/Teaching 6-12

Credit placement options:
  • credit for CEEB Advanced Placement (scores of 3 or higher)
  • credit for CLEP general
  • credit for CLEP subject
  • credit for Regents College Exams (RCE)
  • neither credit nor placement for ACT PEP
  • credit for DANTES
  • credit for school's own challenge exams
  • credit for relevant military experience
  • credit for relevant life experience
  • credit for international baccalaureate
Restrictions on CEEB Advanced Placement options:
some departments require a minimum score of 4 for credit.

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