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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    C-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Safety
    A
  5. Student Life
    B+
  6. Location
    B+
Northern Virginia Community College is a public college located in Wakefield, Virginia in the Washington, D.C. Area. It is a big institution with an enrollment of 17,267 undergraduate students. The Northern Virginia Community College acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Social Science Research Methods. Graduating 30% of students, Northern Virginia Community College alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,200.
About Northern Virginia Community College...
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division II
Athletic Conference
Address
4001 Wakefield Chapel Rd
Annandale, VA 22003
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Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$9,719/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$5,065/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
57%

Academics

Professors
C-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
26:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.288 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.284 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.283 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
17,267Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
33,923
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    88%
  • Outgoing
    6%
  • Stressed
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
30%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%

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I am currently studying Interior Design and will be transferring to a university to acquire a Bachelor's degree. NVCC has made it a possibility to pursue this path d by making school more affordable and providing great resources, teachers and opportunities. There is a guaranteed transfer program that can assist with finding a university that is a great fit. There are scholarship opportunities for both local and out-of-state students and there are councilors and representatives available to help with questions/ concerns. I've met some really wonderful people from around the globe right in my classroom and made friends with some of the warmest-hearted people. NVCC has also been great at acknowledging my GPA with honors classes and programs. Overall, I have had a very positive experience at NVCC and genuinely feel equipped to take on my next level of schooling!
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What I love most about NOVA is the community. I went to a very diverse high school, which I believed helped me gain the confidence I would need to succeed in the world. Afraid I would lose the socio-economic connection I was able to have with my peers only continued at NOVA. I met so many people in similar situations like mine, not only were students understanding but so was the faculty. It seems to me that professors at NOVA genuinely care. I had one English teacher who continuously acknowledges that her students lived different lives compared to other students in Universities. I would not change anything about NOVA, except maybe the cost of the parking permit!
Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) has several benefits for the students whom attend this school. Firstly, the convenience of the staying at home while pursuing a quality education appeals to several high school students who simply do not have the money to attend a four year college. Secondly, it is very affordable for all students who can only acquire a part time job and go to school. Another plus to enrolling at NOVA is the option to be able to take online classes which is a great thing to have for students who need a very flexible schedule to revolve around. The on-campus resources like the tutoring center helps several students who struggle initially on some subjects and the best thing about it is that there is no fee to be charged for tutoring! Library resources are also a huge assistance to those who need help for research as there are librarians who are available to help you track down articles, books, and other credible sources for assignments.