For Counselors


Counselors play an important role as students sort through the many options for college. You're looking for the right mix of opportunities for each of them – we are confident a Virginia private college has it.

Here are four ways to use our website to identify the best options. Consider sharing these with your students and families.
  1. Find out about the advantages of a Virginia private college
    • Academic excellence - small classes and plenty of opportunities to work closely with faculty create a high quality experience that contributes to student success.
    • Student Engagement and Involvement — our colleges offer numerous opportunities to get involved, whether the student is interested in student government, campus publications, performing arts, athletics or community service.
    • Career value - the work experiences, international studies, and research opportunities gained through our colleges are exactly what employers and Graduate schools seek. A liberal arts education is more relevant than ever in our global economy.
  2. Learn more about our Virginia Private Colleges
    • Our colleges - profiles include an overview of each institution as well as admission information, lists of academic and athletic programs and other important information.
    • Myth v. Fact - get the truth about Virginia private colleges, including their affordability, access to financial aid, diversity and excellence in career and graduate school preparation.
  3. Use the College Finder and the Visit Calendar to narrow it down
    • Make it easy to find the institutions that best fit your students' needs and interests.
      • Choose an area of study (Major, Minor, Concentration, Pre-professional Program).
      • Add in athletic interests.
      • See what colleges come up in your search.
    • Encourage students to visit the schools of their choice.
    • Recommend their participation in Virginia Private College Week.
  4. Get the facts on cost and value
    • Affordability - our colleges may be more affordable than you think. Last year, approximately 72% of students at Virginia private colleges reduced their tuition bill.
    • Financial Aid 101 illustrates the various forms of financial assistance and how it affects the actual cost of a Virginia private college.

We also offer several opportunities to engage school-based and independent counselors as well as those from community based organizations:

Virginia Private Colleges host an annual counselor annual each spring. Additional information can be found here.

Virginia Private College Week is traditionally held the third week of July each year.   Additional information can be found here.
Which schools would you like to hear from?
Appalachian College of Pharmacy
Appalachian School of Law
Averett University
Bluefield University
Bridgewater College
Eastern Mennonite University
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Emory & Henry College
Ferrum College
George Washington University - VA
Hampden-Sydney College
Hampton University
Hollins University
Liberty University
Mary Baldwin University
Marymount University
Randolph College
Randolph-Macon College
Roanoke College
Shenandoah University
Southern Virginia University
Sweet Briar College
University of Lynchburg
University of Richmond
Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - VA
Virginia Union University
Virginia Wesleyan University
Washington and Lee University
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