Northern Virginia Community College

2,170 reviews
  1. Annandale, VA
  2. 2 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  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
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Address
4001 Wakefield Chapel Rd
Annandale, VA 22003
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
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ACT Range
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Application Fee
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SAT/ACT
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High School GPA
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Application Website
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Cost

Net Price
$8,898/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,976/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,410/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,443/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,033/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,481/ year

Academics

Professors
C-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
24:1
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
18,742Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
21%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
1%
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After Northern Virginia Community College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
27%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%

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Reviews

2,170 reviews
  • Excellent
    385
  • Very Good
    799
  • Average
    818
  • Poor
    115
  • Terrible
    53
Professors make all the difference, and through my experience at NOVA--they have. The Professors are all very experienced individuals who can provide excellent insight to the subject matter. Most have real life experience and are great with helping out with career and career planning. Truly worth the money.

The new library is an amazing study space at the Loudon campus with amazing views and facilities, plenty of room to spread out and find a truly quiet place. At Loudon there really isn't any dining, however with the new building they added a café which has some pretty great food and coffee. Campus life is alright, and is increasingly becoming more involved, creating more activities to engage the students. Not much of a social scene though.

My beef with NOVA is that the counseling there at least in my experience was the worst to go through. It took me days, weeks even! To be seen. Directions are not always that clear on the process and the staff tends to be unhelpful at times. There are incredible counselors--but its like finding a needle in a haystack, it takes forever.

International credits? Impossible feat.

Parking is overpriced, especially for a community college.
  • College Senior
  • May 18 2014
The student body is very diverse. There are religious organizations, scientific groups, and really any group you can think of including political. I am part of a wonderful Christian group that meets every Wednesday evening. We have small bible studies every week (small groups), changing schedules each semester to allow for the changing schedules of everyone. Everyone is able to feel connected while still being able to meet new people each semester. This has been a rewarding experience!
  • Recent Alumnus
  • Jan 5 2015
Northern Virginia Community College is a great school!

Like any college or university, how great a school is depends heavily on the preferences of the student. As such, NVCC is a great place for any student looking for an affordable education while receiving a great education. The professors and staff are very helpful and dedicated, the campuses are beautiful and continually growing and expanding, and the student life reflects a a simple work hard play hard community.
  • College Senior
  • July 11 2015