Choosing a college can be confusing to many students and their parents, especially because Virginia has such an abundance of excellent two- and four- year colleges and universities.
There are many things you may want to consider when looking at a college:
- ·2-Year or 4-Year Schools
- ·Majors and Programs
- ·Clubs and Activities
Visiting a school’s campus will give you a chance to get a feel for what life at that school might be like. It is important that you think you will be happy at the school you choose. Of course, it isn’t easy to visit every school you are considering, so check out all of the universities/colleges in Virginia with the resources below:
- Check out all of the universities/colleges in Virginia with this map.
- Virtual College Fairs: Can’t make it to a campus visit? Take a virtual tour of college campuses using Campus Tours! at collegefairsonline.com
- Visit their website. Browse schools to get an idea of what you like or don't like about each one. This will really help you narrow down your list of potential schools! Links to many Virginia colleges and universities are below:
Local Two-Year Community College:
Four Year Colleges and Universities in Virginia:
Jefferson College of Health Sciences (now Radford University Carilion)
Mary Baldwin University(previously Mary Baldwin College)
Norfolk State University
Old Dominion University
Southern Virginia University
Sweet Briar College
University of Mary Washington
University of Richmond
University of Virginia
University of Virginia-College at Wise
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Military Institute
Virginia State University
Virginia Union University
Virginia Wesleyan University (previously Virginia Wesleyan College)
Washington and Lee University
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Helpful Links for College Research:
- Are you a First Generation College student? College Greenlight connects you with tons of resources to help you find the best college!
- It’s never too early to start planning. Think Big Future!
- See how your college choices compare using the College Score Card
- Virginia Wizard helps you look at transfer options from community colleges and search for majors based on your career interest.
- Ferguson's Career Database gives factual information on a huge variety of career choices along with video, college guides, and resume writing resources.
- BestColleges.com partners with HigherEducation.com to provide direct connections to schools and programs by hosting a wide array of free college planning, financial aid, and career resources to help all students get the most from their education and prepare for the world after college.