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 ...
Public
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division II
Athletic Conference
Address
4001 Wakefield Chapel Rd
Annandale, VA 22003
Website
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Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$9,685/ year
National
$15,523
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

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
25:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.288 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.268 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.267 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
18,435Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
1%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
29%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%

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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.
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I could write a lot about Northern Virginia community college (NOVA) as currently studying here has been one of my best experiences of academics.NOVA is a really diverse college with all types of cultures and races of people thus enabling us to interact, observe and learn from everyone.Academically it is a superb college with really experienced and cooperative professors as it indeed helped me become a top level student.NOVA is not just academically strong but it has extra curricular activities involved every week to help students get a sigh of relief.The thing I most appreciate is the faculty and staff of NOVA which is super cooperative every time.I rated NOVA with 4 stars instead of 5 because I think it lacks some sports or athletic activities specifically in our campus.But overall is a very good college.
Like any school. You get what you give. Northern Virginia Community College is a great school, with great professors. If you care about your experience here, you'll look up any potential professors before taking any class. Take advantage of the tutoring and advising that they offer and you'll be grateful you did. My significant other and I are both computer science majors, I have a professor who works at GMU and is adjunct here. We're taking the same course with the same professor, but he's paying over four times what I am.

If you want you can diversify your courseload and participate on multiple NOVA Campuses. Really great campus culture though there could be more involvement on the student side.