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Virginia private colleges open doors to prospective students

By Tim Saunders, tsaunders@wdbj7.com
Published On: Jul 29 2013 04:41:04 PM EDT
Updated On: Jul 29 2013 05:39:09 PM EDT

Touring one of Virginia's private colleges this week could save you money if you plan to attend one of those schools.

LYNCHBURG, Va. -

Touring one of Virginia's private colleges this week could save you money if you plan to attend one of those schools.

This is Virginia Private College Week. 24 independent schools are offering tours and information sessions to prospective students and their families.

Students who visit at least three schools will get their application fees waived at those institutions.

Organizers hope the event will keep Virginia's strongest students closer to home.

"Virginia is fortunate to have so many excellent private institutions," said Michael Quinn, vice president of enrollment management for Randolph College. "We feel that we'd like to keep Virginia's best and brightest in the Commonwealth, both for college and later on."

Virginia Private College Week runs through Saturday.  Most tours take place daily at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Participating schools include:

Averett University
Bluefield College
Bridgewater College
Eastern Mennonite University
Emory & Henry College
Ferrum College
Hampden-Sydney College
Hampton University
Hollins University
Jefferson College of Health Sciences
Liberty University
Lynchburg College
Mary Baldwin College
Marymount University
Randolph College
Randolph-Macon College
Roanoke College
Shenandoah University
Sweet Briar College
University of Richmond
Virginia Intermont College
Virginia Union University
Virginia Wesleyan College
Washington and Lee University

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