Private Colleges Play Mythbusters
25 colleges in Virginia will spend a week dispelling conventional wisdom about the cost of going to an independent school.
Virginia Private College Week begins on the 26th. They’re encouraging prospective students to pay them a visit.
Villanueva: No brochure or website can replicate the feeling that one gets when you're on campus.
Gil Villanueva is Ass’t Vice President and Dean of Admissions at the University of Richmond.
Villanueva: Students and families have the opportunity to learn about private college education and, of course, how the 25 excellent independent schools in the Commonwealth might be a match for them.
The 25 schools are having information sessions twice a day for the entire week.
Villanueva: Once the student visits three schools, he or she will receive three application fee waivers, which can be used at any of the 25 colleges.
Among the important points they want to make:
Villanueva: In making sure that the public understands how affordable enrollment is for families, particularly in the state of Virginia.
Learn more on line at Virginia private colleges DOT org. Virginia Private College Week is sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges.