Alexandria, VA Colleges

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Alexandria

Alexandria (formerly Belhaven and Hunting Creek Warehouse) is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. In 2012, the city had a total population of 147,391. Located along the Western bank of the Potomac River, Alexandria is approximately six miles (9.6 kilometers) south of downtown Washington, D.C.

Like the rest of Northern Virginia, as well as central Maryland, modern Alexandria has been shaped by its proximity to the nation's capital. It is largely populated by professionals working in the federal civil service, in the U.S. military, or for one of the many private companies which contract to provide services to the federal government. One of Alexandria's largest employers is the U.S. Department of Defense. Others include the Institute for Defense Analyses and the Center for Naval Analyses. In 2005, the United States Patent and Trademark Office moved to Alexandria.

The historic center of Alexandria is known as Old Town. With its concentration of boutiques, restaurants, antique shops and theaters, it is a major draw for tourists. Like Old Town, many Alexandria neighborhoods are compact, walkable, high-income suburbs of Washington, D.C. It is the seventh largest and highest income independent city in Virginia.

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Schools in and around Alexandria, VA

Name
Coachella Valley Beauty College
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Milan Institute of Cosmetology-La Quinta
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Milan Institute-Indio
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
CET-Coachella
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private not for profit
College of the Desert
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $5,852 average out-state tuition; $1,008 average in-state tuition
International School of Beauty Inc
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Mayfield College
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit; $13,393 average out-state tuition; $13,393 average in-state tuition

Alexandria, VA Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Mary Macon McGuire Scholarship $2,500 March 15, 2017
UAS7 International Study and Internship Program in Germany Varies October 01, 2016