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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
Total undergraduates: 444 men, 442 women, 886 total
Full-time undergraduates: 435 men, 423 women, 858 total
Part-time undergraduates: 9 men, 19 women, 28 total
Total graduate students: 12 men, 17 women, 29 total
Full-time graduate students: 5 men, 8 women, 13 total
Part-time graduate students: 7 men, 9 women, 16 total
Average age of full-time undergraduates: 21
U.S. region where majority of students come from: Southeast
Percent of full-time U.S. undergraduates from out of state: 30%
First-year student enrollment breakdown:
1.7% American Indian or Alaskan Native
0.4% Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
29.5% Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
5.0% Hispanic/Latino
58.9% White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4.6% Nonresident Alien
Degree seeking undergraduate student breakdown:
1.1% American Indian or Alaskan Native
1.0% Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
25.1% Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
3.6% Hispanic/Latino
61.8% White, non-Hispanic/Latino
7.1% Nonresident Alien
0.2% Race and/or Ethnicity unknown

Averett University
Campus size: 252 acres
City or town school is located in: Danville, VA
Population of city/town: 42,966
Locations of branch/satellite campuses: Branch campuses in Danville, Fores, Roanoke, South Boston, Martinsville, Petersburg, Glen Allen, Midlothian, Quantico, Newport News, and Chesapeake, VA; and Providence, NC.
Nearest major city: Greensboro, NC
Distance of nearest major city: 45 miles
Population of nearest major city: 277,080
Online campus map:

Institution offers housing: yes
Campus housing available to all unmarried students regardless of year: yes
Housing types (% in housing type, if given):
  • coed dorms (72%)
  • single-student apartments (28%)
Percent of freshmen who live in school housing: 82%
Percent of students who live in school housing: 64%
Percent of students who live off campus: 36%
Students required to live on campus: Students must live on campus for a minimum of three years or until 90 semester hours are completed.
Percent of all students who have cars on campus: 75%
Student conduct policies:
class attendance mandatory, honor code, hazing prohibited, Smoking prohibited in campus buildings.
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age: no

Every student is required to lease or own a computer: no
Every student is required to take a computer course: no
Computer equipment is provided in: residence halls, library, computer center/lab(s), student center
Total number of microcomputers available to students: 150
Internet access provided to all students: yes
E-mail services/accounts provided to all students: yes
School has a library on campus: yes
Museums and other special academic buildings/equipment on campus:
Flight simulators; performing arts, music, equestrian, and athletic centers.

Remedial learning services:
reading, writing, math, study skills
Additional services offered:
nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health insurance
Counseling services:
minority student, veteran student, older student, career, personal, academic, psychological, religious, substance abuse.
Career placement services:
internships, career/job search classes, interest inventory, on-campus job interviews, resumé assistance, alumni services, interview training
Services for students with disabilities:
note-taking services, tape recorders, tutors, reader services
Amount of campus that is accessible to physically handicapped: 65%

Number of social fraternities on campus: 0
Number of social sororities on campus: 1
Percent of women who join sororities: 1%
Student activities:
student government, student newspaper, literary magazine
School newspaper(s): Chanticleer
Number of honor societies: 3
Total number of registered organizations: 32
Campus-based religious organizations:
Catholic Campus Ministries, Christian Student Union, Fellowship of Christian Athletes
International student organizations:
International Student Association
Other student organizations, musical groups, activities, and committees:
Gospel choir, dance team, pep band, IMPACT, Averett Players, Campus Activities Board, Flying Cougars, Student Athletic Advisory Committee, Future Farmers of America, Page Turners, Commuter Student Association; Red Cross and French clubs

School has an athletic program: yes
Athletic director: Meg Stevens,
Athletic Director
School colors: blue and gold
School mascot: Cougars
Athletic conference memberships: USA South Athletic Conference (Division III)

Sports offered Scholarships? Athletic Assoc.
Men's baseballnoNCAA Div. III
Men's basketballnoNCAA Div. III
Men's cheerleadingnoNCAA Div. III
Men's cross-countrynoNCAA Div. III
Men's footballnoNCAA Div. III
Men's golfnoNCAA Div. III
Men's soccernoNCAA Div. III
Men's tennisnoNCAA Div. III
Women's basketballnoNCAA Div. III
Women's cheerleadingnoNCAA Div. III
Women's cross-countrynoNCAA Div. III
Women's soccernoNCAA Div. III
Women's softballnoNCAA Div. III
Women's tennisnoNCAA Div. III
Women's volleyballnoNCAA Div. III

Percent of students in varsity/club intercollegiate sports: 30%
Percent of students in intramural/recreational sports: 10%
Athletic facilities:
recreational gymnasium, tennis courts; football and soccer fields
Intramural/Recreational sports:
basketball, flag football, racquetball, softball, volleyball

Public transportation serves campus: yes
Nearest international airport: Greensboro, NC (45 miles)
Nearest other airport: Raleigh (80 miles)
Nearest passenger train service: Danville, VA (2 miles)
Nearest passenger bus service: Danville, VA (2 miles)

Institutional employment is available: yes
Percent of full-time undergraduates working on campus: 16%
Off-campus employment opportunities for undergraduates are: good
Freshmen are discouraged from working for first term: no

List of most prominent alumni/ae:
  • Phil Berger, North Carolina General Assembly and President of Pro Tem
  • Tony Wood, Dove Award-winning music writer.

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