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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    C-
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Safety
    A
  5. Student Life
    C+
  6. Location
    B+
Virginia Western CC is a public college located in Roanoke, Virginia. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,025 undergraduate students. The Virginia Western CC acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Social Science Research Methods. Graduating 33% of students, Virginia Western CC alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,800.
About Virginia Western Community College...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Address
3093 Colonial Ave
Roanoke, VA 24015
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Cost

Net Price
$6,985/ 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
$4,462/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
84%

Academics

Professors
C-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
25:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.50 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.56 responses
72%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.57 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,025Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
5,246
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
54%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 6 responses
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  • Working Class
    50%
  • Diverse
    33%
  • Outgoing
    17%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$30,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
33%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%

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Virginia Western Community College Reviews

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Virginia Western Community College is a great place to start your path towards obtaining a higher education, especially if you live in the Roanoke area. Western offers multiple ways for students to get the financial aid that they need, including the Community College Access Program (CCAP for short). Western has a great, small atmosphere, and the professors and counselors care a lot about the students. Western also hosts frequent events for students, such as movie showings. The only complaint I have about Western is the limited number of fast food restaurants located on campus, but this is expected for a community college.
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I am currently in my second semester at VWCC, and I really enjoy it! Overall, the professors really care about their classes and their students. All of my teachers have made it very clear that they have office hours for a reason, and they want you to come to them if you need help. On top of the support the teachers provide, there are dozens of other options for students who need a little extra help with their classes, two of which include a STEM tutoring center, and the option to have one-on-one tutoring once or twice a week. On top of all that, the school administration makes a big effort to keep things fun by scheduling activities that everyone might find enjoyable, from video game tournaments, to free movies in Whitman Theater. If you are looking for a comfortable, welcoming introduction to college, without having to live in a dorm, Virginia Western is the place for you!
Virginia Western Community College has a great CCAP (Community College Access Program) opportunity for graduated high school seniors. This program allows some students to attend VWCC without paying for classes. Although, you still have to pay for living expenses, food, and possible some course items, like textbooks. There are some great and not so great professors who teach here. Overall, it feels like a safe campus. There are three restaurants on campus, which is Subway, Dominoes and a coffee shop. The traffic around Western is a little rough, as there is a lot of construction going on right now. Parking is not the greatest. Depending on the day/time, you might have to park out in the jungle.:) There is not a sports program here. There are soccer, basketball and volleyball open gyms. There are soccer and basketball leagues, but nothing official. And, there is a couple of music classes offered here, but there is not a music program available.