Piedmont Virginia Community College: Narrative Description

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501 College Dr.
Charlottesville, VA 22902-7589
Tel: (434)977-3900
Admissions: (434)961-5400
Fax: (434)971-8232
Web Site: http://www.pvcc.edu/


State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Virginia Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1972. Setting: 114-acre suburban campus with easy access to Richmond. Educational spending 2003-04: $2916 per student. Total enrollment: 4,358. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. Full-time: 1,077 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 3,281 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 12 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 14% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 44% 25 or older, 46% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Placement: ACT, SAT Subject Tests recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2040 full-time, $68 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6420 full-time, $214 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $134 full-time, $4.45 per credit part-time, $49 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 10 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Black Student Alliance, Science Club, Masquers, Christian Fellowship Club. Major annual events: plays and concerts, fall/spring picnics. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Jessup Library with 72,574 books, 25,713 microform titles, 209 serials, 10,254 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $251,877. 60 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Charlottesville is situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The area has many old homes and estates. Albemarle County is renown for its horses, dogs and fruit orchards. Outdoor activities available include: golf, tennis, hunting, fishing and hiking. Points of interest are the Lewis and Clark Memorial, Monticello, and the University of Virginia. Commercial transportation and part-time employment are available.

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