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.
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- 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.285 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.284 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities2,967 Graduates
Social Science Research Methods538 Graduates
Natural Sciences343 Graduates
Information Technology326 Graduates
Child Care Provider200 Graduates
Computer Science192 Graduates
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Northern Virginia Community College Reviews
The Northern Virginia Community College also known as NOVA, is a great community college with many campuses across the Northern Virginia area. As a student here I was worried that I just went to "Community College" but once you get here you meet professors who teach at surrounding 4 year schools, same education, lower price! Coming to NOVA helped me decide what I wanted to do in life and gave me time to explore different majors. Usually you're doing general education classes your first two years and the small feel of NOVA makes school easier per say, my motto is "What you get out of something, is what you put in" that describes NOVA in its entirety.
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!
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!