About Northern Virginia Community College

Founded in 1965, Northern Virginia Community College. is a college. Located in Virginia, which is a city setting in Virginia, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 50,835 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Northern Virginia Community College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 25:1. There are 672 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Northern Virginia Community College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at NVCC are considered , with ,36% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Northern Virginia Community College.

9%
“We”re apathetic”
38%
“We know about current events and vote”
48%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
5%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
11%
“We save it for the classroom”
45%
“Sometimes, but not often”
39%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
5%
“All the time, including weekends”
1%
“I”m always terrified”
4%
“I only go out in groups”
31%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
64%
“I feel extremely safe”
78%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
18%
“We bought the gear”
4%
“We live for the big game”
14%
“It”s not really our thing”
22%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
50%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
14%
“We”re a very artistic group”
2%
“Haven”t met them”
4%
“Available in class”
54%
“They keep regular office hours”
39%
“They”re always available”
67%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
27%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
4%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
1%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
32%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
47%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
16%
“We only party on weekends”
4%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
32%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
53%
“There might be people who do”
13%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
3%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
9%
“We”re apathetic”
38%
“We know about current events and vote”
48%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
5%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
11%
“We save it for the classroom”
45%
“Sometimes, but not often”
39%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
5%
“All the time, including weekends”
1%
“I”m always terrified”
4%
“I only go out in groups”
31%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
64%
“I feel extremely safe”
78%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
18%
“We bought the gear”
4%
“We live for the big game”
14%
“It”s not really our thing”
22%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
50%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
14%
“We”re a very artistic group”
2%
“Haven”t met them”
4%
“Available in class”
54%
“They keep regular office hours”
39%
“They”re always available”
67%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
27%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
4%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
1%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
32%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
47%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
16%
“We only party on weekends”
4%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
32%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
53%
“There might be people who do”
13%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
3%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Northern Virginia Community College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    106 Students rated on-campus housing 1.6 stars. 6 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    87 Students rated off-campus housing 3.2 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    138 Students rated campus food 3.2 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    140 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    140 Students rated class size 4.1 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    137 Students rated school activities 3.5 stars. 26 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    140 Students rated local services 3.7 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    140 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Northern Virginia Community College?

147 Students rated Northern Virginia Community College

Emmanuel - 06/17/2022

I love the school I attend. I have had a number of great professors that have added to the excitement of being enrolled here. I say this from the heart as a person who dreaded the idea of going to college in the first place. My expectations have been exceeded ONLY due to the new beautiful UI that has been implemented to NOVA's system. Everything is very easy to access and I feel as if the timing was right on par with my enrollment. It's as if this is the exact time I was meant to go here. Work hard and participate, remember that your success in life is up to you and no one else. DO THE WORK. If you are in a cram mode, set aside the important terms and topics for study when you get the time. DO NOT FALTER. You'll be just fine.

carmen - 01/07/2022

Pretty easy going affordable school. The teacher and advisors are easy to talk to and they are always available to help. Solving issues is pretty easy and they are very patient with freshman’s. The campus is easy to get around too. Everyone there is pretty nice.

Adelina - 08/29/2021

Northern Virginia Community College has variety of clubs and student life activities it is so diverse which is one main reason why I love the school. Northern Virginia Community College has many campuses around the NOVA area, and it is one of the top main community colleges out there. So it was a smart decision for me to attend Northern Virginia Community College to save and get the feel of what college looks like.

Shahir - 06/24/2021

Some of their professors act like they are smart-alecks and pretty much teach political bias instead of social studies or even other subjects. Otherwise, with a little planning and strategy after fall 2020 semester, I get the best professors (well, most of the time).

Northern Virginia Community College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Northern Virginia Community College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Northern Virginia Community College is 100%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Find a good group of friends that are studying the same thing you are. They will be your life line, study partners and best friends most likely for life! Also in college you eat alot! you eat while studying, while in a lecture and while hanging out with friends. Make sure to pick good snacks! : )

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    The students at my school vary from kids coming out of high school to adults and single parents like myself coming back to school after many years to finish their degree. It is amazing and fun to see how the different generations interact and learn from each other when paired in groups to learn and work together. There are many types of people on campus. People of all genders, races, and religions and I think everyone does a good job of getting along. I have not once seen or heard of a fight on campus.

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  4. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    This college is very convenient with having many campuses at various locations, for people to access. It is also very good with it's ELI courses and it's commitment to allowing people to take tests from home if needed. The professors there are very knowledgeable and good in their ways of teaching. They make it interesting which helps a person learn. There are also tutors on campus free of charge which is amazing. The bookstores are on site and always stocked with everything you could want or need for classes. They have cafes, and cafeterias for lunch times. The scenery is pleasant to look at with many places to sit and study on a nice spring day. Overall the only bad thing I would have to say about this college is the parking prices and the long walks to the different buildings from the parking lots, but hey what colleges doesn't have long walks? It's a great school!

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  5. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    There really is no stereotype at our school. Kids there face the same challenges as the rest which is figuring out ways to pay for their tuition and their books. From what I have seen we all have a common goal and that is to graduate and continue on to a four year university. So if I had to say something our stereotype would be we all have the same goals and are goal hungry for success and striving for excellence in our studies and yes that would be accurate.

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  6. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Norther Virginia community college is a school which offers a challenging and quality education, which far exceeded my expectations of a community college.

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  7. What are the academics like at your school?

    The academics are really interesting, because there are the usual general education classes, but they also have a budding film program that has quality equipment. NOVA is in an interesting transition and I can't wait to see where it goes.

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  8. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    The most popular activity on campus is the unoffical gaming club. They are kind of mean to anyone who isn't one of them and they take up a lot of space in the cafeteria. Other than that there are a few clubs like theatre, who have enough funding and participants who put on plays. There is also the film program that has plenty of people who want to be behind the camera, but not many good enough or willing to be in front. Go figure.

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  9. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The traffic in the Parking Lot. I have to admit, it is getting better. But the traffic is definitely crazy trying to get out of NOVA at lunchtime.

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  10. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    NOVA is best known for being inexpensive.

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  11. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I had known about all the financial stuggles that I now face. Mostly, I wish I had been better prepared.

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  12. What's unique about your campus?

    The availability of classes at multiple campuses.

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  13. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    everybody has the right to further their eduaction. I belive that every person who wants to attend college should do it without any boundaries.

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  14. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Someone who likes small classes and a chill enviornment where you can be yourself and you don't have to go out of your way to do friends. This is also an inexpensive school and will give a lot of personalized attention.

    Read all  9 answers
  15. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about NOVA is not having an assigned point of contact to disuss options, transfer information and best plan of action.

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  16. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    A chance to grow academically, socially and internally. You learn from the education oppertunities and social interactions. In the end you discover who you are as a student and an individual so that you may take the next step towards your future.

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  17. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    There is very little to actually brag about with regard to the community college, but the most positive thing to brag about would be the inexpensive tuition costs associated with the college. I don't really brag though, I go to school, get my grades, and enjoy learning -- bragging is not my style.

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  18. What are your classes like?

    My classes are very challenging. However, nothing in this world is easy so to earn a degree, you have to go through challenges to get to your prize, which is graduation/degree.

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  19. Describe a typical weekend.

    A typical weekend would be spending time with your friends and loved ones, attending to upcoming events, and shopping.

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  20. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    A school like NOVA, I think, can really surprise you. People are here because of many different life situations. A lot of people are very smart, and there are opportunities for those people to thrive, like in Phi Theta Kappa, the Honors society.

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  21. Tell us about your professors.

    The professors here at Northern Virginia Community college are very nice as long as you turn in your assignments on time you will be in good terms with them and for better opportunities.

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Student Body

Students

51%

female

49%

male

50,835

Total Undergrad Enrollment

N/A

Total Grad Students

4%

Out-Of-State

89%

In-State

7%

International

Organizations

74

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

No

On-Campus Housing

N/A

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
15%
% Black or African-American
16%
% Hispanic/Latino
21%
% White or Caucasian
38%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

57% of students attending Northern Virginia Community College receive some sort of financial aid. 41% were awarded federal grants. While 21% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$11,283

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,800

Books and Supplies

$6,358

Room and Board

19,441

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$8,724
$30 - $48K
$9,041
$48 - $75K
$10,826
$75 - $110K
$14,122
$110K & UP
$14,789

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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