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Most Helpful Review for Northern Virginia Community College
  • Category: Tips for prospective students
  • Review by: Mary from Front Royal, VA
  • 6 out of 7 people found this review helpful

The professors are great and really helpful. I would especially recommend the Spanish department. However, I didn't really like the ELI (extended learning institute). It's kind of nicer to just be in an actual classroom. Except for ELI, I highly recommend NOVA!

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  • Edgar from Alexandria, VA
  • Dec-17-2017 I am a current student here

    Great school, perfect for students who are undecided. Big network, you get a lot of help when it comes to transferring. Choosing your major gets easier with the time you are here.

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  • Abbie from Manassas, VA
  • Nov-14-2017 I am a current student here

    Probably the most convenient place to go to if you have no idea what you are trying to pursue. I went back in 2013 took a break in 2015 but am returning this spring 2018 and is a good start for people who just graduated high school. People who work in campus are helpful when it comes to finding what you enjoy the most and set you into a career path you will stick with and from there it helps even more when wanting to transfer to a 4 year university.

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  • Jane from Fairfax, VA
  • Nov-06-2017 I am a current student here

    NOVA is a great place to get your gen-eds out of the way without going into debt! Many of the professors also teach at GMU, so it's just like buying the off-brand cereal - same product, less expensive. The student body is diverse in age, race, gender, and religion.

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  • Jenna - Round Hill, VA
  • Dec-22-2016 I am a current student here

    NOVA is definitely nothing like a 4 year college. It's for people that want to get their general classes done and then move on. You won't make many friends but you'll get your credits and be able to move on fast.

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  • Alonte from Alexandria, VA
  • Dec-28-2015 I am a current student here

    I have been attening Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) since August of this year. I am pursuing a certificate in Business Management. After completion of my two year degree I am planning to open an automotive garage. Eventually, I plan to return to NVCC to get my Bachelor's , which I feel I will need in order to expand my business in various locations in and out of the state of Virginia. NVCC has six (6) campuses from Alexandria to Woodbridge, making easier for any student in Norther Virginia to attend. Additionally, if one is unable to attend classes on campus, NVCC offers an on-line degree program as well. The school offers programs that meet any students interest.

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  • Marija from Alexandria, VA
  • Dec-10-2015 I am a current student here

    NVCC is the best choice for students who are planning to transfer to a four year university, but also a great way to pursue an Associate degree. The faculty and staff are really helpful, and students are encouraged to use a variety of resources available on campus. The biggest advantage of becoming a NOVA student is that you cannot find better quality of education for the tuition money you will pay them.

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  • Kayla from Woodbridge, VA
  • Jun-13-2015 I am a current student here

    Great teachers and staff, who really know what they're talking about. Have had a great experience here so far. Have learned a ton and have really been prepared for a 4 year university.

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  • Leo from VA
  • Jun-02-2015 I am a current student here

    Despite the negative vibe that other have towards NOVA, it is a great school that offers a lot of opportunities. They work to ensure you get the most out of your experience there and have just as many events as a 4 year institute. NOVA is a great place to start whether you are coming out of high school or going back to school to extend your knowledge - Highly recommended!

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  • Lauren from Harrisonburg, VA
  • Jan-04-2015 I am a current student here

    This is a great place to find yourself, academically. The teachers I've had went above and beyond for their students, and the support system for online classes is fantastic. It's very convenient in terms of taking classes at any of the campuses or other Virginia Community Colleges.

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