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B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Professors
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Safety
    A+
  5. Student Life
    A
  6. Location
    A-
Piedmont Virginia is an above-average public college located in Virginia. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,257 undergraduate students. The Piedmont Virginia acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Health Professions, and Nursing. Graduating 35% of students, Piedmont Virginia alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $26,700.
About Piedmont Virginia Community College...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
501 College Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Piedmont Virginia Community College Rankings

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Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$7,428/ 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
$4,323/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
60%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.29 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.25 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.24 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,257Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
4,351
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
37%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
35%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%

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Piedmont Virginia Community College Reviews

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Exemplary professors/instructors. The entire community is committed to the student's success - even if the student isn't all that committed! They are passionate about their subjects and about PVCC as a whole. The diversity was broad-spectrum: young/old, varying shades of skin, overseas students and more. Professors work hard to provide 'real-life' engagement through guest speakers and presentations that are available to all students. A truly remarkable experience.
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Piedmont Virginia Community College has been a great experience - it's a fantastic community college with lots of resources because of it's connection and proximity to the University of Virginia and many of the PVCC professors also work at UVA. The teaching staff has always been very supportive, helping me outside of class with finding work in my field, telling me about available school scholarships.
The administration is a mess though. Don't even get me started on the dimwits in the financial aid office and if you're planning to do the Automatic Transfer program to go to UVA or VA Tech or VCU, I would definitely recommend double checking with another counselor that the first counselor gave you the correct information on required courses to take.
They are very serious on communication and the satisfaction of their students, as well as the people who wish to apply- it feels like home! Piedmont Virginia Community College is also very local and convenient for the attendees that work and wish to go to school at the same time. 10/10 would recommend!