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Averett University Campus Profile

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Averett University
420 W. Main Street, Danville, VA 24541




Founded: 1859

Status: Four-year college, fully accredited, private, co-educational, traditional residential at Danville campus

Student body: Almost 1900 total students, including more than 870 traditional undergraduates from 23 states and 14 countries and Puerto Rico; approximately 1,000 adult learners in the Non-Traditional programs (IDEAL and GPS)

Student body diversity:

Total study body:

  • 45% male/55% female;
  • 35% minority; less than 5% are Non-Resident Aliens


Traditional, undergraduate, degree-seeking, full-time students are

  • 50% male and 50% female;
  • less than 5% are Non-Resident Aliens,
  • 33% are Black or African American,
  • 3.5% are Hispanic, and less than 2% are another minority race or ethnicity


Non-Traditional, undergraduate degree-seeking students are

  • 42% male and
  • 58% female;
  • 29% are Black or African American,
  • 1.5% Hispanic, and approximately 2% are another minority race or ethnicity


Academics: 30+ undergraduate majors, minors and special programs; 3 Master’s programs

Student-Faculty ratio: 13 to 1 undergraduate

Average class size: 12 for all programs

Athletics: 13 NCAA Division III men’s and women’s teams for traditional undergraduate students competing in the USA South conference

Religious affiliation: Baptist General Association of Virginia – Averett welcomes students from all faiths or no faith backgrounds

Value: Financial aid packages for traditional undergrads lower cost by almost 40% on average, 99% receive some form of aid

Location: Main campus in Danville for traditional undergrads. Adult learner sites at Danville, Roanoke, Richmond, Quantico, Chesapeake and Newport News

If you want to learn in a traditional campus setting or if you are a working professional who needs convenience and flexibility, Averett has a degree program to fit your life. Founded in 1859 as a school for young women, Averett grew to become a fully accredited, co-educational, four-year college in 1971. Today, the university enrolls approximately 1,900 students from 23 states and 14 foreign countries and offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs at 7 Virginia locations.




Type of Program: 4-year Leader Program

Year Began: 2017

Bonner Program Website:


Where is the Bonner Program located: Center for Community Engagement & Career Competitiveness under the Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs


Highlighted Bonner Specific Programs: 

  • Averett 101, our first year experience course, is co-taught by 2nd year Bonner Leaders. Each Bonner Leader develops their class' service-learning project by 1- developing content in the 1-credit Averett 101 Mentoring course and 2- connecting their students to the Bonner Leader's service site.  
  • 1st year Bonner Leaders are in their own section of Averett 101 taught by the Bonner Director. 



The Center for Community Engagement and Career Competitiveness serves as the catalyst to connect Points of Light (students, staff, and faculty) from Averett University, Danville Community College, Piedmont Community College, and local primary and secondary schools to community partners to lead capacity-building transformations in the Dan River Region, centered on three areas of need: economic opportunities, youth and education, and civil and human rights. 



President: Dr. Tiffany Franks

Bonner Director: April Love-Loveless M.Ed. , Director of the Bonner Leaders Program 

  • Email: alove@averett.edu
  • Phone: 434-791-7228     


Other Center Staff: 

  • Executive Director: Dr. Billy Wooten (bwooten@averett.edu) 
  • Director of  Career Competitiveness: Angie McAdams (amcadams@averett.edu)
  • Director of Volunteerism: Tia Yancey (tyancey@averett.edu)


Bonner Intern: 4 per year

Bonner Congress Reps: 3 per year





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