Academics

Location
Staunton, VA
Undergrads
1,034
Tuition
$28,020
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Sophomore

Academics: for the most part I looked forward to go to class because the professors were always nice.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I love my advisors for my major and my minor. I love the courses that are required to take and the workload isnt seemed to be too hard for the time I have been taking classes for it.

5 College Senior

Academics: Great school and the best classes

5 College Senior

Academics: I have had a positive experience

3 College Senior

Academics: Pretty average for a Womans college.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 40th
    Best Student-Faculty Ratio
  • 154th
    Best Academic Advisers
  • 225th
    Best Use of Teaching Assistants
  • 226th
    Most Manageable Workloads
  • 268th
    Most Caring Professors

Student Author Overview

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Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
11:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
74
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
273
Total FT Faculty
74
Faculty with Terminal Degree
94%
Average Faculty Salary
$59,395
Full-Time Retention Rate
69%
Part-Time Retention Rate
67%
Transfer-Out Rate
16%
Graduation Rate
49%
Programs/Majors Offered
40
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: Yes
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
Most Popular Majors
  • Drama and Theatre Production: 5%
  • Elementary Education: 12%
  • Psychology: 4%
  • Sociology: 3%
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Student Polls

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 16 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding the professors at this school?    Based on 17 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Professors are approachable and helpful when needed
  • Professors are engaging and easy to understand.
  • Professors are experts in their field.
  • Professors are passionate about the topics they teach.
  • Professors care about their students' success.
  • Professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.
  • Professors use teaching assistants (TAs) effectively.
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