Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges

Our Member Colleges
Emory and Henry College building   Bridgewater College students   Hampden-Sydney College - observatory

The VFIC is a consortium of 15 traditional independent liberal arts colleges in Virginia. These remarkable institutions, educating over 22,000 under-graduates each year, provide small classes, low student-faculty ratios, personal attention to students, and a time-tested liberal arts experience -- important and distinctive options compared to large public universities.

VFIC Colleges and Universities include:

Links to VFIC Member College websites:

The fifteen independent colleges and universities are spread throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Each has its own unique mission, but all share a common goal of preparing students from Virginia and other states to be tomorrow's leaders. Use our map or the links below to visit their respective websites.

Map of Virginia showing location of VFIC colleges Shenandoah University Bridgewater College Emory & Henry College Hampden-Sydney College Hollins University University of Lynchburg Mary Baldwin University Marymount University Randolph-Macon College Randolph College Roanoke College Sweet Briar College University of Richmond Virginia Wesleyan University Washington and Lee University

  1. Bridgewater College
  2. Emory & Henry College
  3. Hampden-Sydney College
  4. Hollins University
  5. Mary Baldwin University
  1. Marymount University
  2. Randolph College
  3. Randolph-Macon College
  4. Roanoke College
  5. Shenandoah University
  1. Sweet Briar College
  2. University of Lynchburg
  3. University of Richmond
  4. Virginia Wesleyan University
  5. Washington and Lee University
Hollins University students Hampden-Sydney College - student in the library