Virginia College Road Trip
Route 81 Tour
From Ashburn, go west on Route 7 towards Winchester. First stop is SHENANDOAH COLLEGE. Approximately 30-45 minutes down the road in Front Roayl is CHRISTENDOM COLLEGE. Keep traveling south on Route 81 until you come to Harrisonburg. There are three colleges you can visit in this area: JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY, EASTERN MENNONITE UNIVERSITY, and BRIDGEWATER COLLEGE. Next stop is in Staunton, VA. You can visit MARY BALDWIN COLLEGE. In Lexington, your visit will take you to VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE and WASHINGTON & LEE UNIVERSITY. As you come upon Roanoke, head east to visit HOLLINS UNIVERSITY. Get back on Route 81 for a few miles and then your heading southeast to visit FERRUM COLLEGE. Now, travel south again from Roanoke, you'll come to the town of Salem, where you'll find ROANOKE COLLEGE. Next stop, Blacksburg, VA, home of the Hokies at VIRGINIA TECH. Less than a half-hour away is RADFORD UNIVERSITY. Heading west off Route 81, go over the mountains to BLUEFIELD COLLEGE. You can continue on the western tract and visit THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA'S COLLEGE AT WISE. From here, you'll need to head back to Route 81. If you travel north, plan to visit EMORY & HENRY COLLEGE. If you choose to travel south, head for Bristol, where you'll find VIRGINIA INTERMONT COLLEGE.
Route 29 Tour
From Ashburn, take Route 28 south to Route 66 West to Route 29 South. The first stop is Charlottesville at the UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA. Returning to Route 29 south, first stop is SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE. Our next stop in the Lynchburg area is RANDOLPH-MACON WOMAN'S COLLEGE, LYNCHBURG COLLEGE and then off to LIBERTY UNIVERSITY. You can take a detour off Route 29 onto Route 460-East and visit HAMPDEN-SYDNEY COLLEGE and LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY. If you'd prefer to stay on Route 29, the last stop on this tour is in Danville, VA where you can visit AVERETT COLLEGE.
Route 95 Tour
From Ashburn, you'll have a short trip to Fairfax to visit GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY. Then you're off to Arlington to visit MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY. Take an hour trip down 95 to Fredericksburg to visit UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON. The next stop down 95 is Richmond, VA. In Richmond, you can visit UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, VIRGINIA UNION UNIVERSITY, AND VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY. If you want to continue on Route 95, the next stop is VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY in Petersburg. From there, take route 85 south and go to Lawrenceville to see ST. PAUL'S COLLEGE. If you're planning to visit Virginia Beach while on your college tour, take Route 64 East from the Richmond area. The first stop will be in Williamsburg to see the COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY. Next stop, Newport News, VA where you can visit CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT UNIVERSITY. You only have four more colleges before you hit the beach! HAMPTON COLLEGE, NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY, VIRGINIA WESLEYAN COLLEGE and OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY in Norfolk.
**Please be sure to get specific directions when traveling to the colleges listed. You may also want to consider visiting during scheduled open houses.