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School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 1859
    • Size:
    • Small (<5000 students)
    • Type:
    • Private non-profit
    • Category:
    • Universities, colleges
    • Specialization:
    • N/A
    • Climate:
    • Temperate
    • Location:
    • 420 West Main Street, Danville, Virginia, United States, 24541
    • Phone:
    • +14347915600
    • Email Address:
    • N/A
    • Setting:
    • Suburban, town

The History of Averett University

Averett University is a private non-profit college in Danville, Virginia, United States, in south-central Virginia near the North Carolina border. 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.

Academic Highlights

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.

Life in Averett University

The student life staff at Averett University is happy that you are that you have chosen Averett as your new home!

College can be a fulfilling and rewarding experience and is a time to learn all sorts of new things. Learning occurs in the classroom as you prepare yourself to become an accomplished professional in your field of study. Personal learning and growth also occurs as a direct result of your active engagement in the University community. 

School Ranking

Averett University is ranked #15 in Regional Colleges South. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence. 


Students wishing to apply for a course at Averett University in USA can refer to the following link on admission to courses:

Notable Alumni

Tim Maas. Washington D.C. Metro Area Operations Chief at United States Marine Corps Military Education Averett University 2009 — 2012 Masters of Business Administration Central Missouri State University 1997 — 2001 Bachelor's Degree, Criminal Justice/Police Science Experience United States Marine Corps July 2008 - Present United States Marine Corps June 2006 - June 2008

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 57%, admission is not guaranteed, but over half of the students who apply are accepted. Admissions Data (2016): Averett University Acceptance Rate: 57%

Other Campuses
    • 707 Mount Cross Road, Danville, Virginia, United States



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