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Northern Virginia Community College is ...
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division II
Athletic Conference
4001 Wakefield Chapel Rd
Annandale, VA 22003
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Net Price
$9,685/ year
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,724/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,041/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,826/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,122/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,789/ year
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.288 responses
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.269 responses
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.268 responses
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Undergrads Over 25
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,600/ year
Graduation Rate
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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.
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1) Flexibility: You can work part time or full time and have access to a class that is offered multiple semesters at varying times of the day.
2) Solid Professors: If you do your research, NOVA offers some high-end professors with amazing experiences and connections if they are within your field of interest. Those professors include an English and poetry professor Nicole Tong and an oceanography and geology professor Doctor Ken Rasmussen.
3) Return on Investment: Classes are cheap and financial aid is available- take advantage of it! If you are a STEM major and plan on transferring, I recommend taking the hard sciences such as biology and chemistry at NOVA. It will save you money and stress and the professors are superb.
Tips for transfer students- Beware of credits that do not transfer.
If you plan on transferring without an associates degree prepare your course load well. Talk to an advisor who has a connection to your transfer university and start making a relationship with them.
I truly enjoyed going to Northern Virginia Community College. Especially going into college at a young age! I never knew what I wanted to get into so nova really helped me figure out what subjects and classes were right for me. The professors there are amazing. I love how small the classes, you get a lot of one on one time with your professors. The professor will get to know you and you'll always have time to interact and ask plenty of questions! Not to mention how great how helpful the staff is with helping students find a university after completing 60 credits.