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Virginia Private College Week 2014 invites students to visit colleges and save

Start your college search in Lynchburg during Virginia Private College Week and visit Lynchburg College
Start your college search in Lynchburg during Virginia Private College Week and visit Lynchburg College
Sandy Wallace

Virginia Private College Week 2014 is Monday, July 28 through Saturday, Aug. 2. During the week-long event, rising high school juniors and seniors, transfer students and their families are invited to tour the campuses of 24 of Virginia's private colleges.

Rising high school juniors and seniors and transfer students and their families are invited to attend Virginia Private College Week July 28-Aug. 2, 2014
Rising high school juniors and seniors and transfer students and their families are invited to attend Virginia Private College Week July 28-Aug. 2, 2014
Sandy Wallace

Students can visit their favorite campuses during the week. Rising high school juniors and seniors and transfer students who visit three or more colleges during Virginia Private College Week will receive three application fee waivers.

You may think a private college education is out of your family's financial reach, but there is a lot of financial aid available to lower the sticker price. During your visits, you can learn more about the cost of a Virginia private college education.

Most of the participating colleges are offering tours on Monday through Friday at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Saturday at 9 a.m. Registration isn't necessary; however, students are encouraged to contact the colleges they plan to visit to verify times of tours.

Three colleges in Lynchburg are participating in Virginia Private College Week: Lynchburg College, Liberty University and Randolph College. Many more Virginia private colleges are located within a few hours.

Students at Randolph College come from more than 23 countries and 34 states in the U.S. The motto at Randolph College is "Be an Original."

The average class size at Randolph College is 12 students with a student to faculty ratio of 9:1. All classes at Randolph are taught by faculty members.

Founded in 1891 as Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Randolph became a co-ed college in 2007, changing their name as men were admitted for the first time.

The arts, theatre, equine studies and the study abroad program are all popular at Randolph. One of the unique programs offered at Randolph is the American Culture Program.

Lynchburg College was founded in 1903 and is affiliated with the Disciples of Christ Christian Church. Students come from 37 states and nine countries.

Lynchburg College is consistently on the list of top small colleges and was chosen as one of the 40 Colleges That Change Lives. This program helps students find the right college to prepare for success in life.

Business and education are among of the top majors at Lynchburg College. These are two of the fields with master's programs available at Lynchburg College.

Lynchburg College offers a 12:1 student to faculty ratio. Many LC students participate in the Outdoor Leadership Program, which offers caving, hiking, stand-up paddle boarding and other outdoor adventures.

The Westover Honors Program at Lynchburg College affords academically gifted students the opportunity to participate in a wide range of activities on and off campus.

Liberty University's motto is "Knowledge Aflame" and Liberty's sports teams are known as the Flames. Football is one of the most popular of the 20 Division I NCAA sports at Liberty.

Lynchburg's largest college, Liberty University was founded in 1971. Liberty University offers a strong Christian education to students from all walks of life.

Liberty's focus on a Christ-centered education is the top reason some students choose to attend the popular university. Liberty University offers a 25:1 undergraduate student to faculty ratio. There are students at Liberty from all 50 states and over 95 countries.

Whether or not your high school students has chosen a favorite college, make plans to attend Virginia Private College Week. Start your college search here in Lynchburg.