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Category: Virginia

Virginia Polytechnic Institute – Blacksburg, Virginia

Officially known as Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, VPI is also now more widely known as Virginia Tech  The article on Virginia Tech is under construction … meanwhile, from VT … Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research…

Christopher Newport University – Newport News, Virginia

Coming Soon in America’s Best Kept College Secrets:  Third Edition  Christopher Newport University is impossibly gorgeous! Oh, and it’s a fantastic bargain! Oh, and students love it Christopher Newport looks like a movie set; the individual buildings are truly impressive, the design of the entire campus is elegant and purposeful. Many of the largest buildings are red brick and neo-Georgian,…

Randolph College – Lynchburg, Virgina

  Like many colleges that were single sex (female) until fairly recently, Randolph’s campus feels a bit more carefully tended to, its interiors a bit more thoughtfully decorated, than its more careless peers.  Randolph starting enrolling men in 2006, and is now almost forty percent male.  The success with which the college has attracted an ambitious student body of both…

Lynchburg College – Lynchburg, Virginia

From America’s Best Kept College Secrets – “Social life at Lynchburg is less influenced by fraternities and sororities than many southern colleges, in part because there are only five fraternities and six sororities on campus, in part because the emphasis on service and leadership takes a great many students out into other sorts of activities.  Of course weekends also include…

Hollins University – Roanoke, Virginia

From America’s Best Kept College Secrets – “Here’s the challenge for a university such as Hollins: The legacy of the genteel college for well-bred southern women is hard to shake, especially when the university’s location is in a small and generally undistinguished city in the southwestern tip of the Commonwealth.  Roanoke is a pleasant small city of about 90,000, but…