Study in VA

Study in VA

In Virginia during the 2010–2011 school year, there were more than 400,000 students enrolled in public institutions, both four-year and two-year public institutions, and more than 100,000 students enrolled in private institutions. International students in Virginia could join these steadily increasing enrollment numbers this year and in years to come for many reasons, including highly ranked colleges and Virginia’s unique outdoor environment.

From Virginia Beach to Roanoke, Virginia offers a little bit of everything. International students in Virginia will find a college in a location infused with coastal charm and majestic mountains that fits their chosen lifestyle.

The College of William and Mary has its roots dug far into history. This public research university is located in Williamsburg, Virginia, and is the second oldest institution of higher education in the United States (the oldest being Harvard University), after being granted a royal charter in 1693 by King William and Queen Mary. Sixteen signers of the declaration of independence and three United States presidents studied at The College of William and Mary.

History not your cup of tea? Got your eyes on a city? George Mason University in Fairfax is just minutes away from Washington, D.C. and offers 199 degree programs. There were 1,727 international students enrolled at George Mason University in 2010. George Mason University also has the largest student body, 32,562 students, for the 2010–2011 school year. Additional campuses are located in Arlington, Loudoun and Prince William.

James Madison University was ranked number three in the U.S. World and News Report’s U.S. News College Compass Best Colleges 2011. Located in Harrisonburg in the Shenandoah Valley, James Madison University, a public institution, was originally a woman’s college. The sports teams compete at the NCAA Division I level and their Greek system encompasses 20 fraternities and sororities…


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