Virginia Private College Week is July 27 – August 1, 2015

Lynchburg College will welcome high school students and their families from around the Commonwealth for tours and information sessions during Virginia Private College Week from July 27-August 1.

RS136_JEM_2011_09_09_21The annual event invites prospective students to learn about private colleges in Virginia. Students who visit at least three institutions during the week will receive three application fee waivers. Students may use these waivers to apply to any three participating colleges, including Lynchburg College, for free.

Lynchburg College will hold campus tours for Virginia Private College Week at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day during the week and 9 a.m. on Saturday, August 1. Each tour will be followed by an information session about admissions, financial aid and academic programs. College officials will also address some common myths about the cost of a private college education.

“We look forward to meeting many of the high school students and parents who are engaged in the search for the right college,” said Rita Detwiler, vice president for enrollment management. “Our campus tour and information session introduces visitors to the unique opportunities Lynchburg College offers to students.”

Virginia private college week is sponsored by the Council for Independent Colleges in Virginia.

“Visiting campuses in person is one of the most important steps in the college search process,” said CICV President Robert Lambeth. “I encourage parents to explore which college will be the best fit for their son or daughter, and I want to reassure them that a quality education at a Virginia private college is affordable and within reach.”

For more information about CICV and Virginia Private College Week, including a list of participating colleges, please visit The Virginia Private Colleges website provides information concerning the quality and affordability of Virginia private colleges to students and parents by increasing awareness of its member institutions and addressing myths concerning private higher education and its costs. The website is a user-friendly, informative tool to help identify which Virginia private college is right for any qualified student.

Lynchburg College is a private, independent, residential college located on 250 beautiful acres in central Virginia. The student body numbers 2,800 undergraduate and graduate students. LC offers 39 undergraduate majors, 52 minors, 13 pre-professional programs, and 14 graduate degrees, all supported by a strong liberal arts foundation.