You Belong at 鶹Ƶ

At 鶹Ƶ, there is no one type of student. We are a diverse community of individuals bringing our curiosity, talents, strengths, and resilience to the task of improving the world.

The FAFSA and VASA Are Open

Students should file by March 1 to receive priority consideration for limited state and institutional grant funds.

Admissions and Financial Aid

鶹Ƶ is All Together Different

At 鶹Ƶ, we are on a relentless quest to heal and repair the world. With more than 200 degree and certificate programs, our priority is to provide students with a transformational learning experience. Here, students grow as individuals, scholars, and professionals ready to tackle the mounting challenges of tomorrow. 鶹Ƶ’s location, just 20 miles outside of Washington, D.C., gives you the benefits of living near a vibrant and active city while also feeling safe and right at home on one of the largest and most beautiful residential campuses in Virginia. Our ties with the federal government, high-tech industry, international NGOs, and global business communities are unparalleled. Through these connections, you’ll gain experience in your field as you study with Virginia’s most diverse student body and our renowned faculty to become the type of fearless leader our world needs.

Prospective Students

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Whether you're just finishing high school or returning to academics later in life, discover everything you need to know about becoming a member of the next class of incoming 鶹Ƶ freshmen–and begin your path to greatness.

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If you’ve been previously enrolled at a college or university and are interested in continuing your undergraduate education at 鶹Ƶ, we’re ready to welcome you to our community of bold thinkers and change-makers. Discover more about our academic programs and transfer student admissions process.

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鶹Ƶ is the nation’s youngest R1 research university and offers more than 130 graduate degree programs and more than 100 graduate-level certificates. Find your program and take part in solving the mounting challenges of tomorrow.

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鶹Ƶ welcomes students from 130 different countries, and provides a welcoming, safe, and supportive place to live and study while earning your degree. Discover how to enroll at 鶹Ƶ as an international student and become part of Virginia’s most diverse university.

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Learning is a lifelong pursuit. Whether you’re looking to explore your passion, gain a new professional skill, or pick up a summer credit,  鶹Ƶ’s non-degree programs will prepare you for success.

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