NCVV Description

With multiple campus locations and learning programs, Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is one of the largest two-year community colleges in the nation.

NOVA has an impressive selection of certificates and degrees to meet the needs of students who are preparing for a future career or for transfer to a four-year university.

The school even has distance learning and continuing education for workforce development. Working adults are able to take an entire certificate or degree program on campus or online.

The following are some of the majors offered at NOVA:

  • Administration of Justice
  • Automotive Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Fine Arts
  • Interior Design
  • Nursing
  • Veterinary Technology

Many opportunities exist for students as part of NOVA college life through on-campus activities, athletic and fitness programs, and student-run organizations.

There is an open admissions policy at NOVA, and any applicants who are at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED are encouraged to submit their applications. Placement tests may be a requirement for enrollment and are administered on campus.

During the admissions process, applicants should complete a FAFSA as well to determine financial aid award eligibility. NOVA financial aid options include grants, loans, scholarships, and work-study programs.

Quick Facts about Northern Virginia Community College

Region

Mid-Atlantic

Setting

Large Town Setting

Type

Public

Affiliation

Not applicable

Size

Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)

Nickname

Nova

Website

www.nvcc.edu

On-Campus Housing Available

No

Parking Permit Required

Yes

Selectivity

Open Admissions

In-State Tuition

$3,485

Out-of-State Tuition

$8,159

Retention Rate

72%

Enrollment

42,663

Year Established

1965

NCVV Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4.5

5 star
  1 review
4 star
  2 reviews
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2 star
 
1 star
 

67% of students gave Northern Virginia Community College 4 stars overall.

Overall Rating:
5

Detailed Ratings

I have never visited the school before, I have heard many great things about it though. The school was recommended to me by a number of friends and family over the past six months. My in-laws are graduates of NOVA and have told me very inspiring things about the school.

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NCVV Students

Total Students
42,663

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
100%
Graduate
0%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
45%
Part-Time
55%

Ethnic Diversity

Latino
14%
African American
17%
Caucasian
47%
American Indian or Alaska native
1%
Asian
15%
Unknown and Other
6%

International Students

International
5%
Domestic
95%

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