For International Students

Virginia private colleges are truly global communities. As an international student, in addition to an excellent education, you will find a welcoming and comfortable place to call home.

Virginia’s private colleges and universities have a long and distinguished tradition and a worldwide reputation for quality. CICV’s 27 member colleges have played a vital role in developing the state’s tradition of academic excellence and cultural diversity.

Virginia’s private colleges and universities:

  • Currently enroll students from all regions of the world
  • Provide special international student orientations
  • Provide international student advisors
  • Provide a safe, hospitable environment for foreign nationals
  • May award financial aid and scholarships to international students
  • Provide on-campus housing for international students

How can international students apply?

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 may vary from institution to institution.

Generally, 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.

Find out more information on Virginia’s 27 private universities, including links to admissions offices of each university you are considering.