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Averett University, VA

Averett University, located in south-central Virginia, just across the North Carolina border, is a private college that has provided student living in the area since it was established as Union Female College in 1859. Averett became a 4-year, coeducational institution in 1969, and in 2011 the university restored its affiliation with the Baptist General Association of Virginia, which had been in effect from its early days until 2005.

In addition to its main campus in Danville, Virginia, the university has a north campus in the same city, and operates an adult education program of Graduate and Professional Studies, which has campus centers in Danville, Richmond and Tidewater, and offers classes at 12 locations around the commonwealth. Correspondingly, most student housing is centered in Danville, a city of about 43,000 residents. Nicknamed "The River City," Danville sits along the Dan River, which is located less than 1,000 feet from the Averett University campus as well as many nearby university apartments.

Students at Averett University may work toward an associate or bachelor's degree in about 30 academic disciplines, which include Art, Business, Chemistry, French, Spanish, Journalism, Psychology, English, Theater and Equestrian Studies. The Equestrian program makes use of the school's Equestrian Center, which is located in Pelham, North Carolina, just across the border from Virginia. Student living for postgraduates can lead to a Master's of Education or Master's of Business Administration degree. Currently, about 2,000 undergraduates and 650 postgraduates enroll at Averett University and reside in student housing throughout the area.

Off campus housing often places students in a comfortable and convenient neighborhood of Danville, penned in by the Dan River, the large expanse of Ballou Park, and the main stretch of route 86, Central Boulevard. Popular attractions in this area include Sarah's Kitchen, on the corner of Main Street, and the scenic Memorial Drive, which runs along the river.

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