Northern Virginia has a wide variety of colleges and higher education facilities. The following guide includes information about Virginia colleges within an hour drive to Washington, DC.
George Mason University
4400 University Dr Fairfax, Virginia 22030 (703) 993-1000
Approx. Enrollment: 18,500 undergrad, 11,000 grad
The university offers more than 100 degree programs. The main campus is located in Fairfax in the heart of Northern Virginia’s technology corridor near Washington, DC. Additional campuses are located in Arlington, Loudoun, Prince William and the United Arab Emirates. Most students commute to George Mason, so there’s not a lot of campus life.
George Washington University
20101 Academic Way Ashburn, Virginia 20147
Research & Technology Campus. Graduate classes focus on education and business leadership, information technology and telecommunications, engineering and transportation safety, and health sciences.
Institute for the Psychological Sciences
2001 Jefferson Davis Highway Arlington, Virginia 22202 (703) 416-1441
This is a Catholic graduate school of psychology.
2807 N Glebe Rd Arlington, Virginia 22207 (703) 522 – 5600
Approx. Enrollment: 2225 undergrad, 1500 grad
The Catholic liberal arts college is located just minutes from downtown Washington, DC.
Northern Virginia Community College
The largest educational institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, NOVA offers 5,000 classes in more than 100 areas of study. Campuses are located in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Woodbridge, Arlington and Reston.
University of Mary Washington
1301 College Ave Fredericksburg, VA 22401 (540) 654-1000
Approx. Enrollment: 4100 undergrad, 600 grad
Located an hour south of Washington, DC, the college is known for outstanding undergraduate liberal arts programs and graduate programs in education, business, and technology.