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 28 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 I: Reasoning Test (or the ACT) is also required. Minimum TOEFL score requirements and standardized test requirements vary from university to university.
for more information on Virginia's 28 private universities, or contact the admissions offices of each university you are considering.