We use cookies to better understand how you use our site and to provide ads and other offers that may be most relevant to you. By closing this message box or continuing to use our site, you agree to our use of cookies. To find out more, please see our Privacy Policy.
 

College Profile: Northern Virginia Community College

 
Staticmap?size=320x260&zoom=11&maptype=roadmap&sensor=false&key=abqiaaaa6rs7dlccekipwdombvotyxs1ytlivsncokofgdnrhb6rw0dnthqcnl mjgr1e3zqv7e889bab2f7na&center=4001+wakefield+chapel+rd%2c+annandale%2c+va%2c+22003 3796&markers=4001+wakefield+chapel+rd%2c+annandale%2c+va%2c+22003 3796
Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), comprising several locations in the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., is the second largest multi-campus community college in the United States and the largest educational institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The college is colloquially referred to as "NOVA." Since its establishment in Alexandria in 1965, NOVA has added additional locations: Annandale Campus; Manassas Campus; Woodbridge Campus; Loudoun Campus in (Sterling); a Medical Education Campus (in Springfield); an extension of the Alexandria Campus in Arlington, called the Arlington Center; and an extension of the Loudoun Campus in Reston, called the Reston Center. In 2003-2004, the college enrolled 63,000 students in credit courses and some 250,000 more in non-credit offerings. The student body is economically and ethnically diverse, and a very large number of enrollees are international students or immigrants. The school offers a wide variety of courses, and encourages students to enroll in four-year colleges after completing their NOVA education. To do so, it fosters a system of preferred transfers into public colleges and universities located in the Commonwealth, primarily George Mason University in Fairfax, the only public four-year school in Northern Virginia, but also other public four-year schools in Virginia such as UVA in Charlottesville, Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Old Dominion University in Norfolk, and Longwood University in Farmville. Private Washington-area schools recruit at NOVA also, including Georgetown, Trinity Washington University, and GW, as well as out-of-area and out-of state schools such as Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania, West Virginia University, and even the University of Missouri at Kansas City. NOVA is served by a library system extending across all six campuses and the Arlington Center. NOVA Libraries contain over 250,000 volumes and subscribe to over 200 databases, many of these purchased through the Virtual Library of Virginia, meaning that NOVA has access to many of the same resources as the other colleges and universities in Virginia. NOVA is part of the Virginia Community College System. The college's president is Dr. Robert G. Templin, Jr. Its fundraising arm, established in 1979, is the NVCC Educational Foundation. The NVCCEF has a Board of Directors, chaired by John E. Ritzert, Jr., and its Executive Director is John Ruffino. Largely through the foundation's efforts, NOVA has been able to fund an increasing number of scholarships, and in 2001 completed the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center on the Alexandria Campus.
 
4001 Wakefield Chapel Rd
Annandale, VA
22003-3796
703-323-3000 (general)
703-323-3199 (financial aid)
703-323-3400 (admissions)
 
 
 

 

General Information
Other Names
Type Public, 2-year
Control Public
Size 20,000 and above
Campus Setting Suburb: Large
Calendar System Semester
Title IV Eligibility Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Relgious Affiliation Not applicable

College Student Services Offered
Yes Remedial ServicesYes Academic/career counseling service
Yes Employment services for studentsYes Placement services for completers
No On-campus day care for students' children   

College Special Learning Opportunities
No ROTCYes Distance learning opportunities
No ROTC: ArmyYes Study abroad
No ROTC: NavyYes Weekend/evening college
No ROTC: Air Force   

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
More info

Northern Virginia Community College Website
Wikipedia

Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
Open admission policy Yes
Admission test scores Not applicable
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language Not applicable

Applicants (most recent fall period)
Chart?cht=bhs&chs=500x50&chbh=10&chco=6f92a3&chxt=x,y&chd=t:0,0&chm=t+0,333333,0,0,10|t+0,333333,0,1,10&chxl=1:|women|men&chds=0,1&chxr=0,0,1
 
Admissions (most recent fall period)
Chart?cht=bhs&chs=500x50&chbh=10&chco=6f92a3&chxt=x,y&chd=t:0,0&chm=t+0,333333,0,0,10|t+0,333333,0,1,10&chxl=1:|women|men&chds=0,1&chxr=0,0,1
 
Percentage of Students Submitting Test Scores
Chart?cht=bhs&chs=500x50&chbh=10&chco=6f92a3&chxt=x,y&chd=t:0,0&chm=t+0%,333333,0,0,10|t+0%,333333,0,1,10&chxl=1:|act|sat
 
SAT Percentile Scores
Chart?cht=bhs&chs=500x105&chbh=10&chco=6f92a3&chxt=x,y&chd=t:0,0,0,0,0,0&chm=t+0,333333,0,0,10|t+0,333333,0,1,10|t+0,333333,0,2,10|t+0,333333,0,3,10|t+0,333333,0,4,10|t+0,333333,0,5,10&chxl=1:|sat writing 75th|sat writing 25th|sat math 75th|sat math 25th|sat critical reading 75th|sat critical reading 25th&chds=0,1&chxr=0,0,1
 
ACT Percentile Scores
Chart?cht=bhs&chs=500x105&chbh=10&chco=6f92a3&chxt=x,y&chd=t:0,0,0,0,0,0&chm=t+0,333333,0,0,10|t+0,333333,0,1,10|t+0,333333,0,2,10|t+0,333333,0,3,10|t+0,333333,0,4,10|t+0,333333,0,5,10&chxl=1:|act math 75th|act math 25th|act verbal 25th|act verbal 25th|act composite 75th|act composite 25th&chds=0,1&chxr=0,0,1
Percentage Receiving Financial Aid
Local|federal|any
 
Average Amount of Financial Aid Received
Local|federal&chds=1000,5000&chxr=0,1000,5000
 
Average Tuition for Full-Time Undergraduates
Chart?cht=bhs&chs=500x60&chbh=10&chco=6f92a3&chxt=x,y&chd=t:4890,4890,10260&chm=t+$4890,333333,0,0,10|t+$4890,333333,0,1,10|t+$10260,333333,0,2,10&chxl=1:|out of state|in state|in district&chds=4000,20000&chxr=0,4000,20000
 
Average Tuition for Full-Time Graduates
Chart?cht=bhs&chs=500x60&chbh=10&chco=6f92a3&chxt=x,y&chd=t:0,0,0&chm=t+$0,333333,0,0,10|t+$0,333333,0,1,10|t+$0,333333,0,2,10&chxl=1:|out of state|in state|in district&chds=0,1&chxr=0,0,1
 
Comprehensive Fee for Full-Time Undergraduates
Chart?cht=bhs&chs=500x60&chbh=10&chco=6f92a3&chxt=x,y&chd=t:0,0,0&chm=t+$0,333333,0,0,10|t+$0,333333,0,1,10|t+$0,333333,0,2,10&chxl=1:|out of state|in state|in district&chds=0,1&chxr=0,0,1
 
Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Undergraduates
Chart?cht=bhs&chs=500x60&chbh=10&chco=6f92a3&chxt=x,y&chd=t:163,163,342&chm=t+$163,333333,0,0,10|t+$163,333333,0,1,10|t+$342,333333,0,2,10&chxl=1:|out of state|in state|in district&chds=100,400&chxr=0,100,400
 
Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Graduates
Chart?cht=bhs&chs=500x60&chbh=10&chco=6f92a3&chxt=x,y&chd=t:0,0&chm=t+$0,333333,0,0,10|t+$0,333333,0,1,10&chxl=1:|out of state|in state&chds=0,1&chxr=0,0,1
 
Student Body
59,487 Student Body SizeNo On-Campus Housing
0 Fall Applicants0 Total Dormitory Capacity
0 Fall Admissions

Geography
Chart?cht=bhs&chs=500x80&chbh=10&chco=6f92a3&chxt=x,y&chd=t:87,6,7,0&chm=t+87%,333333,0,0,10|t+6%,333333,0,1,10|t+7%,333333,0,2,10|t+0%,333333,0,3,10&chxl=1:|unknown|out of state|in state|in district
 
Gender
Chart?cht=bhs&chs=500x50&chbh=10&chco=6f92a3&chxt=x,y&chd=t:45,54&chm=t+45%,333333,0,0,10|t+54%,333333,0,1,10&chxl=1:|women|men
 
Ethnicity
Chart?cht=bhs&chs=500x120&chbh=10&chco=6f92a3&chxt=x,y&chd=t:15,1,13,10,56,0&chm=t+15%,333333,0,0,10|t+1%,333333,0,1,10|t+13%,333333,0,2,10|t+10%,333333,0,3,10|t+56%,333333,0,4,10|t+0%,333333,0,5,10&chxl=1:|unknown|white non hispanic|hispanic|asian or pacific islander|american indian or alaska native|black non hispanic
College Levels Offered
Yes Less than one year certificateYes One but less than two years certificate
Yes Associate's degreeNo Two but less than 4 years certificate
No Bachelor's degreeNo Postbaccalaureate certificate
No Master's degreeNo Post-master's certificate
No Doctor's degreeNo First-professional degree
No First-professional certificate

All Academic Programs
 
Question and Answer about "Northern Virginia Community College" Yanswers 2d3496a28fc8a71cf39ffd80e17fca8356cfcf0763808d1fdf527a9a5f4043ab
No questions found...