For International Students

Virginia private colleges are truly global communities. As an international student you will find a welcoming and comfortable place to call home, in addition to an excellent education.
Virginia's private colleges and universities have a long and distinguished tradition and a worldwide reputation for quality. The 27 member colleges of the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia (CICV) have played a vital role in developing the state's tradition of academic excellence and cultural diversity.

Virginia's Private Colleges and Universities:

  • Provide on-campus housing
  • Are committed to advanced technology
  • Provide special international student orientations
  • Provide international student advisors
  • Provide a safe, hospitable environment for foreign nationals
  • May award financial aid and scholarships
  • Currently enroll students from all regions of the world
Virginia's private colleges and universities are actively seeking qualified international students who will contribute both academically and socially to campus life. Admissions requirements and selectivity vary from university to university.
International applicants should forward official transcripts, including courses taken and grades earned, from all secondary schools and universities attended. Copies of any appropriate diplomas, certificates, or exam results (e.g., GCE "O" Level or "A" Level results, HKCEE, HKALE, National Entrance Exam, SAECE, etc.) should also be provided.
Documents in languages other than English must be accompanied by certified English Translations. In addition, non-native English speakers should complete the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Exam and have the results forwarded. In some cases, the SAT or the ACT is also required. Minimum TOEFL score requirements and standardized test requirements vary from university to university.
Click here for more information on Virginia's 27 private universities, or contact the admissions offices of each university you are considering.
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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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