Visiting Virginia Universities

by Lizzy Conroy
March 25, 2023


Virginia is home to many top-rated and highly esteemed colleges and universities. The summer is a time when rising 11th and 12th graders go out to visit and explore different schools to consider attendance after they graduate. 

Making the decision between schools and trying to find which college or university will be the best fit for a student can be difficult. Below are some of the top universities and colleges in Virginia along with details about admissions and visiting days to help make exploring your options easier. 


University of Virginia

UVA was founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, and is still a highly regarded top 3 college in 2023. The school is located in Charlottesville, Virginia. Tours are open for the Spring 2023 season from January 18th until May 6th. To schedule a tour click here. You can apply to UVA using the Common App or by contacting their admissions at (434) 982-3200. 


William and Mary

William and Mary is located in Williamsburg, Virginia, about a 2-hour drive from Northern Virginia. It’s considered one of the eight “Public Ivy” colleges in the U.S. To schedule a tour click here. To submit an application, click here, or call the admissions office at (757) 221-4223.


Virginia Tech

VT is located in Blacksburg, Virginia and is home to over 37K students. Located in rural Virginia, surrounded by the Appalachian Mountains, Tech is a gorgeous car drive and Lane Stadium screams “Hokies” when autumn rings!  To apply click here or call their admissions at (540) 231-6267.  To schedule a tour, check out their “Visiting Virginia Tech” page.


James Madison University

JMU is located in Harrisonburg, Virginia. It’s the #1 rated public university in the U.S. according to The Wall Street Journal. To view the tour calendar and to schedule a tour, click here. To apply click here, or call (540) 568-5681.


George Mason

George Mason is located in Fairfax, Virginia. They offer online and in-person courses and is the best in diversity and innovation throughout Virginia. To schedule a visit, click here. To apply click here, or call the admissions office at 703-993-2000.


College Consultants

If you need extra help with your college admissions, essays, etc, there are many highly rated college consultant agencies that can assist you with submitting applications, writing essays, and more. These agencies can help you boost your chances of getting into the college you’d like to by 7-11 times more than average. 

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Lizzy Conroy is partner at Huckaby Briscoe Conroy Group. Lizzy graduated from Georgetown University with a B.A. in Economics and has served in a number of professional capacities in the Washington, DC area a first with the international trade group of Hogan Lovells, then as a marketing manager with MicroStrategy of McLean, VA. She also held business development positions with Kalmia Construction, a Maryland-based commercial construction company, and Newmark LLC, a New York City-based commercial real estate firm.

Lizzy is the 2017 American Mothers, Inc. Virginia Mother of the Year and currently serves on the AMI National Board of Directors. Lizzy is the 2005 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society National Woman of the Year and is a past member of the LLS Board of Trustees. She is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Northern Virginia and is a devoted member of her church, Trinity United Methodist. She is a member of River Bend Golf & Country Club, Great Falls, VA. She and her husband, Steve, live in McLean, Virginia with their two children.

Licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Maryland

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