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Averett University
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Established1859
TypePrivate university
Endowment$19.3 million[1]
PresidentTiffany McKillip Franks
Academic staff270
Students1879[2]
Undergraduates870
Postgraduates1000
LocationDanville, Virginia, United States
CampusSuburban
ColorsBlue and Gold          
NicknameAU
MascotCougar
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Averett University is a private Baptist college in Danville, Virginia. Founded in 1859 as a women's college, Averett became a 4-year, coeducational institution in 1969. In 2011 the university restored its Baptist affiliation, renewing a relationship that had existed from Averett's founding until 2005.

History Edit

The school was chartered in 1859 as Union Female College and became affiliated with the Baptist General Association of Virginia in 1910. The school's name was changed to Averett College and received accreditation as a junior college in 1917. Accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools followed in 1928. Averett became a coeducational four-year college in 1969 and offered its first graduate programs in the 1980s. The school changed its name to Averett University in 2001.

In 2005, the Baptist General Association of Virginia dissolved their ties with Averett after the university abandoned Baptist positions on homosexuality.[1] In November 2011, the Baptist General Association of Virginia voted to restore the association's relationship with Averett University.[2]

Admissions Edit

In 2011, 54% of applicants were admitted.[3] Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Academics Edit

Averett offers associate and bachelor's degree programs in approximately 30 majors. There are also two master's degree programs available: Master of Education degree and a Master of Business Administration degree. The student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1.[4]

Campus Edit

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Averett's adult education program, Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS), has campus centers in Danville, Richmond and Tidewater. GPS classes are offered at 12 locations around Virginia.

Extracurriculars Edit

There are a number of ways through which students can become involved in campus activities.

Averett Student Foundation Edit

Averett Student Foundation members represent the University at special functions such as plays, receptions and donor recognition events.

The Chanticleer Edit

Averett's student-run news magazine, established in 1922.

Student Government Association Edit

The Student Government Association (SGA) is the governing body of students at Averett University.

Athletics Edit

The Averett Cougars play in NCAA Division III in the USA South Athletic Conference.

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