Welcome to your new neighborhood! It's all here. Get ready to be surprised. Nestled in the heart of Virginia's picturesque Shenandoah Valley, our campus is a place where beauty and peace meet. Come see for yourself.


of 1,396 Best College Campuses in America

—Niche.com, 2023

About Harrisonburg


Located just two hours from Washington, D.C., the city of Harrisonburg, Virginia blossoms in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. The Friendly City provides a variety of things to see and places to eat. And it doesn’t hurt to end each day with a stunning sunset grazing across the Blue Ridge Mountains. This college town is situated in one of the country’s richest areas for recreation and adventure. Welcome to your new backyard.



hours from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, Virginia


minutes from the nearest airport (SHD)


miles from Shenandoah National Park


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