C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    C-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Safety
    NG
  5. Student Experience
    C
  6. Location
    C
Northern Virginia Community College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division II
Athletic Conference
Address
4001 Wakefield Chapel Rd
Annandale, VA 22003
Website

Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$8,965/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,088/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,397/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,482/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,144/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,719/ 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
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.262 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.261 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
18,435Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
1%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
27%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%

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Northern Virginia Community College Reviews

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Generally, a great school! Made friends, enjoyed all of my classes and the professors really having a caring heart and passion about their academics. Yes, I've had my issues (looking at you, Student Services), but overall reccomend!
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I took four online classes to boost my transfer application after a leave of absence from my previous university (Calculus, Statistics, Japanese, and Securities Investments). Since I only went to campus for midterms and finals, I don't have much to say about the atmosphere, but the academics were easy enough. I found the online format an excellent option; it allowed me to be flexible in my timing and to take days off if I got ill or had other commitments. They also offer 12- and 8-week condensed courses to further accommodate students' schedules. As long as a student is diligent and organized NVCC online classes are a great option!
You will not succeed unless you work to take advantage of the plethora student services and activities. Apply early and choose a good professor, most complaints are from those who don't ask for help. I cannot stress how strongly one's success relies on asking faculty who are always willing to help.

Groovy 1960's era buildings have nicer classrooms than some four-year colleges I toured. If you want to graduate debt free, start here to save tens of thousands while earning the same bachelors degree from any state school like GMU or UVA.