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Lord Fairfax Community College: Narrative Description


173 Skirmisher Ln.
PO Box 47
Middletown, VA 22645-0047
Tel: (540)868-7000; 800-906-5322; Admissions: (540)868-7105; Fax: (540)868-7100; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Virginia Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1969. Setting: 100-acre rural campus with easy access to Washington, DC. Total enrollment: 5,500. 6% from out-of-state, 49% 25 or older. Retention: 52% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Option: early admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1430 Full-time, $59.60 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $4933 full-time, $205.55 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $91 full-time, $3.80 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and location. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and location.

Collegiate Environment: Drama-theater group. Social organizations: 11 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Phi Beta Lambda, Performing Arts Club, Scientific Society, Ambassadors Club. Major annual events: Honors Convocation, Fall Activities Day, Spring Fling. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Learning Resources Center with 41,000 books, 300 serials, and an OPAC. 450 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: The area is rural and does not offer public transportation. There is medium industry and seasonal employment in the apple industry.

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