Greater Student Involvement

Coursework is critical to a quality education. But learning outside the classroom, pursuing personal goals and having fun are equally important. Virginia private colleges promote a healthy balance, and are ideal places to live and learn.

Connect, Participate, Belong

Private college campuses are active communities. Students, faculty and staff are more closely knit, so faces are familiar and places feel safe. Students resoundingly report making meaningful friendships, and enjoy a strong sense of community.
People at Virginia private colleges care and take action. Compared with public institutions, private colleges have many more students who volunteer, perform community service and vote in campus elections.


Work and Play

Extracurricular activities fulfill casual interests, build work and life skills, and can even launch careers. Our colleges offer many ways to get involved and gain new experience. Clubs, campus publications, student government, the performing arts… there are pursuits for every interest. Fewer students on campus also means more chances to serve as a leader or step into the spotlight.
What would college be without sports? High school athletes who want to compete will find great opportunities at smaller colleges. And all students can appreciate the wide array of intramural programs at our institutions.
Join a supportive, engaged campus community at a private college. You'll enhance your education and fully enjoy your time in college.
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