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Chantilly, Virginia (VA) Colleges and Universities

There are 40 colleges, universities and other postsecondary institutions within a 25-mile radius of Chantilly. Read about some of these schools in terms of some major categories, including distance and lowest costs, to find the school for you.

While there are no postsecondary institutions located directly in Chantilly, VA, students will find several universities and community colleges nearby. By culling information provided by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), we provide a comparison of these institutions that will help students realize what each school has to offer and which would be the best fit for them. The schools are compared in each of the following four categories:

Closest Schools to Chantilly, Virginia

If you are a prospective student living in Chantilly, and would like to apply to a program within a reasonable distance, it may be helpful to pay particular attention to the potential commute you would be looking at for each schools. For shorter commutes, these schools have the closest campuses to Chantilly:

  • George Mason University (7.2 miles)
  • Stratford University (7.2 miles)
  • ECPI University--Manassas (7.8 miles)
  • Strayer University--Manassas Campus (7.8 miles)
  • Strayer University--Loudon Campus (10.3 miles)

Largest Schools near Chantilly, Virginia

If the size of a school's student body is an important factor to you in determining which school to apply to, the schools around Chantilly range from less than 3,000 students to over 50,000. Look into each of these schools to see what kinds of student populations are available to you in this area:

  • Northern Virginia Community College (51,487 students)
  • George Mason University (33,729 students)
  • Strayer University-Virginia (6,850 students)
  • Marymount University (3,441 students)
  • Stratford University (2,971 students)

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Lowest Net Price

An institution's NCES net price is the average amount of financial aid provided to full-time undergraduates subtracted from the average cost of attendance. In the 2014-2015 academic year, the schools with the lowest net prices near Chantilly are:

  • Northern Virginia Community College ($8,965)
  • Argosy University-Washington DC ($14,471)
  • George Mason University ($17,316)
  • Stratford University ($22,509)
  • Marymount University ($25,008)

Highest Graduation Rates

The NCES calculates an institution's graduation rate by looking at the percentage of full-time undergraduate students who graduate within 150% of the average amount of time for their degrees. In the Chantilly area, the schools with the highest graduation rates as of 2015 are:

  • George Mason University (69% graduation rate)
  • Marymount University (50% graduation rate)
  • Stratford University (40% graduation rate)
  • University of the Potomac-VA Campus (33% graduation rate)
  • Northern Virginia Community College (23% graduation rate)

In light of the diversity of commute, size, cost and student success in schools surrounding Chantilly, any potential students should make sure that they look into how different schools stack up in these specific areas to make sure that they make the right choices for their specific preferences.


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