College Profile: Averett University - Richmond
Founded in 1859 as a school for young women, Averett University grew to a fully accredited, co-educational, four-year college in 1971, with the Graduate and Professional Studies Program beginning 20 years ago. Today, the university attracts students from 29 states and 14 foreign countries and offers degree programs at more than 15 Virginia locations.
Through personal attention for all students, Averett University prepares our students for successful lives by encouraging them, in the liberal arts tradition, to ask and answer important questions, form and defend judgments, and evaluate diverse views thoughtfully. In accordance with Averett University's Christian heritage, the university values academic and religious freedom, spiritual growth, academic excellence, diversity and tolerance.