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  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 16,709 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 31% of students, Northern Virginia Community College alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,200.
4001 Wakefield Chapel Rd
Annandale, VA 22003
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About Northern Virginia Community College...
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division II
Athletic Conference

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA

Cost

Net Price
$9,124/ 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
$5,482/ 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
25:1
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.295 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.294 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
10
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
10
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    14%
  • On Campus
    76%
  • Online
    11%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
16,709Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
34,220
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
0%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 8 responses
  • Outgoing
    88%
  • inviting
    13%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
31%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%

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I've had very good online experience so far though I've encountered some professors have issues with understanding Canvas and blaming the school for their errors - just correct the mistake and move on! Many classes are inconsistent in terms of due dates, overall workload, and late policy which is very annoying. Online classes are meant to be flexible but sometimes you run into a professor who does their best not to be. Outside of that, the system is pretty easy to use unless you have a professor who lists 8+ items in each module, then you end up having a lot of tabs trying to keep track of everything. As long as you're prepared to teach yourself you'll do just fine - most professors are incredibly responsive to your email questions!
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My experience with attending NOVA has been a joy. NOVA is a great option for those who want to have less debt on there way to a earning a higher education. NOVA has 6 campuses throughout the region allowing access for every student to complete there degree. NOVA also has many options for transferring and degrees based on your needs. NOVA is a wonderful school full of pride and a sense of community. If you are looking for a large school body that offers many variety of degree's, campus locations, small class size, transfer opportunities, ample of class options, and amazing student life/community oriented activities/group NOVA is a fantastic choice!
Last semester, I took my classes online and it was good. My professors were so kind and fair with grading. They made everything fair enough that any student could be capable to pass their courses. I took 5 classes. In which i got 4 A’s and 1 B. Now, im taking 2 classes online in summer semester. So far, it looks good. I think, online classes are more affordable and helpful for those who are not able to make it for classes due to various reasons. Online education also provides students with the chance to network with peers across nations or with different people. This often leads to other opportunities in terms of collaboration with other individuals in the implementation of a project. Furthermore, studying online gives you more flexibility. You can work and fit your work schedule more easily. In Addition, Taking an online course also means that you don’t have to commute to class, which means you no longer have to worry about driving in the snowstorm and missing an important class!