Charlottesville Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Charlottesville Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Charlottesville, Virginia

There are at least 5 colleges in Charlottesville, listed and described below. These schools represent 28,931 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 24,884 full-time students, and a reported 7,113 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include University of Virginia-Main Campus and Piedmont Virginia Community College.

We also provide an extensive list of Virginia Colleges.

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Aviation Institute of Maintenance

Manassas, VA

Aviation Institute of Maintenance schools are distinguished institutes committed to the education and personal enrichment of each student interested in the Aviation Industry.

  • Program Categories: Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Certificate

Virginia School of Massage

Charlottesville, VA

Prepare for a Career That You Will Love … in Massage Therapy!

  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Diploma

CDS Tractor Trailer Training

Woodford, VA

Start your rewarding career in trucking at CDS Tractor Training School.

  • Program Categories: Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Certificate

ECPI University

Glen Allen, VA

Making the decision to earn your degree and pursue your career goals could be the best decision you ever make. Enroll at ECPI University and you’ll join a collaborative and fostering learning environment, surrounded by faculty and staff who are there to support you through the entire process.


  • Program Categories: Business, Computers and Technology, Engineering and Architecture
  • Degrees: Associate, Bachelor
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Charlottesville Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Piedmont Virginia Community College
501 College Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22902-7589

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: registered nursing, business management, humanities, mental and social health services, general studies, education, surgical tech, biological and physical sciences
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 4,674 students, 2,456 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Colleges in Charlottesville with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

University of Virginia-Main Campus

Charlottesville, VA 22904

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: economics, law, business management, psychology, business, English, history, liberal arts and sciences
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 24,257 students, 22,428 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 7,113 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 600-710. Math: 620-730. Writing: 610-720.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.
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