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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.
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.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Northern Virginia Community College.
106 Students rated on-campus housing 1.6 stars. 6 % gave the school a 5.0.
87 Students rated off-campus housing 3.2 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
138 Students rated campus food 3.2 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.
140 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.
140 Students rated class size 4.1 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.
137 Students rated school activities 3.5 stars. 26 % gave the school a 5.0.
140 Students rated local services 3.7 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.
140 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.
149 Students rated Northern Virginia Community College
As someone who enrolled at NOVA initially over 5 years ago, without a desire to learn and without a mindset that I was going to succeed, and someone who prepared themselves mentally to re-enroll to NOVA, with a burning desire to succeed, NOVA truly is what you make of it! If you sign up for your classes last second and you don't take advantage of the resources NOVA makes available when you are OUT of the classroom, you will falter and blame NOVA for it (at least that is what I observe). However, if you sign up for your classes early, use the tutoring center, communicate with your professors frequently... you will succeed and you will LOVE your time at NOVA and the various professors and staff members that work at NOVA. Every teacher I have met at NOVA (potentially because I sign up for my classes EARLY) truly cares about seeing their students succeed. You just have to be prepared to do your part. Of course, this is a community college. There isn't a major emphasis on extracurriculars or social events, but that should not matter. We, as students, are there to learn and if you attend NOVA with that mindset, you will be extremely happy at your decision, especially when you take into account how much money you can save!
I am glad that I went to NOVA because i saved a ton of money going there. It’s like a bridge going onto a 4 year college. It helps to prepare you for the bigger field, which is a 4 year college. NOVA is great for those who want to continue a higher education but are probably not sure of what they should do at the moment. It is a great place to pick yourself up if you did not do well in high school. Most importantly, you save so much money going to NOVA.
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.
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.
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 _____.
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! : )
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.
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!
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.
Norther Virginia community college is a school which offers a challenging and quality education, which far exceeded my expectations of a community college.
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.
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.
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.
NOVA is best known for being inexpensive.
I wish I had known about all the financial stuggles that I now face. Mostly, I wish I had been better prepared.
The availability of classes at multiple campuses.
everybody has the right to further their eduaction. I belive that every person who wants to attend college should do it without any boundaries.
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.
The most frustrating thing about NOVA is not having an assigned point of contact to disuss options, transfer information and best plan of action.
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.
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.
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.
A typical weekend would be spending time with your friends and loved ones, attending to upcoming events, and shopping.
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.
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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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.
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