Annandale, VA
Northern Virginia Community College


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Recent Reviews

Caleb
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NOVA is a good school for students trying to reach your academic requirements. Since it's a community college, it's way more ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

NOVA is a good school for students trying to reach your academic requirements. Since it's a community college, it's way more affordable than an actual university. Overall, NOVA is a good investment in achieving your associates degree and saving lots of money.

Erin
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As far as community colleges go, NOVA really isn't that bad. The teachers are nice, for the most part, though we do have our ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

As far as community colleges go, NOVA really isn't that bad. The teachers are nice, for the most part, though we do have our fair share of unpleasant teachers (but then again, what school doesn't?) and the classrooms are small-- on average, I have about 30 people in each class. Not much going on in terms of sports and greek life doesn't exist here. If you want a school where all you need to worry about is showing up and getting your degree, then NOVA is definitely your school.

Marita
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I absolutely love Nova. At first I honestly thought is was going to be horrible but I quickly realized that this was probabl...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I absolutely love Nova. At first I honestly thought is was going to be horrible but I quickly realized that this was probably the most helpful institution I have been in. I was able to buckle down and really enjoy my education. Community college is not for everyone but I have definitely enjoyed my time here.

Irma
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Northern Virginia Community College is a great way to save money and to transition from high school to university. The classe...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Northern Virginia Community College is a great way to save money and to transition from high school to university. The classes are easier and we have the experiences of how a university class would feel like. The food is also great and can get them anytime we want during the day. Going to class is easier since some classes are across the buildings, so I don't have to worry too much about getting lost. NOVA is a great college to start with and I feel safe walking around even during my night class.

Safiya
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The class sizes are relatively small and the professors are accessible, making for a more personalized learning environment a...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The class sizes are relatively small and the professors are accessible, making for a more personalized learning environment and experience. I currently go to the smallest campus as my main one, and some of the facilities could use improvement. I have heard however, that the other campuses are quite nice. Compared to other colleges and universities, the tuition is far less expensive, which makes attaining your associate's degree easier. It's easy to make friends, and there is almost always someone who shares the same interests as you do, so it can be a pretty good social environment. Overall, I would recommend this college. To summarize: the tuition is cheap, class sizes small, and there's a decent social atmosphere.

Zaida
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Northern Virginia Community College is a great place to start your career; because is a community college most students and ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Northern Virginia Community College is a great place to start your career; because is a community college most students and teachers in the campus know each other, is easy to make friends and get involves in extracurricular activities. NOVA also offers a lot of programs to study with cheaper prices than regular colleges. For me, NOVA is a great option to make the first step.

Diana
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Northern Virginia Community College is a second chance. It gave me a second chance, as it gave thousands of other students al...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Northern Virginia Community College is a second chance. It gave me a second chance, as it gave thousands of other students all around the world second chances. I did not do well in high school due to anxiety of having people look at me if I raised my hand since I went to a predominantly caucasian school. Being a minority is tough but NOVA 's diverse campus made me feel at ease and comfortable. I found people just like me. I was able to dive head first into my academics with support from my amazing well educated professors and achieved a 4.0 GPA. I got a great education without paying a dime. NOVA's affordable tuition makes it easy to seek higher education. Their guaranteed admissions contracts makes transferring to a four year school a swift process. Northern Virginia Community College welcomes all walks of life and offers amazing opportunities.

Lima
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It's a really smart choice to go to NOVA, since it's a way to get the general education requirements done at a fraction of th...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's a really smart choice to go to NOVA, since it's a way to get the general education requirements done at a fraction of the cost. The professors are great, I've learned a lot from them. The facilities are good too, and it looks like they're doing their best to see to it that the students get what they need. What could improve is the campus life, since a majority of the students are there to knock their classes out of the way and then leave. There's not really much of a motivation to do much at NOVA. I can see that they try to engage the students, but it can be hard given that it's just a 2 year school. Another thing that could use some major improvement is the advising. Unless you're on top of the game with constant research, degree plans, and excel spreadsheets, you /will/ get misled and end up having to stay an extra semester or two to complete requirements that somehow didn't get covered. The advisors really just give run of the mill advice, and don't take transfers into consideration. Heck, I've even been snapped at for worrying about transferring to George Mason and their requirements. So you really need to keep an eye out for what will transfer and what won't. Every single person I've known at NOVA, including my sister, have gotten held back a semester or more due to getting misled. Even I almost got held back, but I stood my ground and was able to graduate on time. So overall, it's a great college to learn from, but needs to work on campus life and the advising.

Victoria
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My opinion of Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) was that it was a valuable experience for any high school graduate t...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

My opinion of Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) was that it was a valuable experience for any high school graduate that is unaware of what they would like to pursue. During my two years at NOVA I was able to accomplish learning the basics in artistic study such as perspective drawing, proportions, and learning to work in a new medium. I completed most of my required courses while attending NOVA and obtained an affinity for art history in the process. Attending NOVA was an affordable option for me and my family. It allowed me to work part time and pay for school. NOVA was a good school overall, however there were some frequent maintenance issues that concerned me. My NOVA Woodbridge campus experienced power outages, gas leaks, and a water main break which flooded the school, as a result there were many class cancellations. In my opinion the advisers and educators at the Woodbridge campus should be re-evaluated as many of them did not provide proper guidance, and they gave poor feedback on assignments which showed their lack of support for the students. If Northern Virginia Community College were to fix these problems, I have no doubt that the school would improve in quality and student quantity.

Mark-Christian
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Overall my opinion of NOVA is that is a great school to go to, and that is a good choice when it comes to trying to figure ou...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall my opinion of NOVA is that is a great school to go to, and that is a good choice when it comes to trying to figure out what college a person should go to. This is because while they do not offer bachelor degrees, they do offer a wide variety of associate degree's. In addition to that they have a lot of counselors that are available for both walk-ins and appointments. It has a nice, friendly environment that is welcoming when a person walks on to campus. They have several campus's, so students that live further away can look for one of the campus's that is closer to them, and receive the same education as other students at a different campus.

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