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Arlington Ballston Campus

4420 North Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22203
Local: 1-703-243-3900
Toll Free: 1-877-268-5278

Metro: Ballston/MU

Westwood College – Arlington Ballston Campus, situated at the crossroads between VA, DC, and MD, draws students from everywhere Metro goes in the DMV. Our neighbors include federal, and numerous state and local governments, all major non-profit organizations, and a significant number of contractors and large corporations.

Our staff and faculty bring their first hand experiences to life in the classroom and are passionate about preparing you for meaningful employment. Our culturally diverse campus has a distinctly urban vibe supported by a professional demeanor. Employers can often be found on campus speaking to classes or interviewing to fill positions. Our programs focus on learning and applying real world lessons every day as we seek to further strengthen our engagement with our dynamic employer community. As a result, graduates leave Westwood well prepared for the workplace challenges ahead of them – and we celebrate that every day.

Westwood College – Arlington Ballston welcomes all prospective individuals to visit the campus for a personalized tour and to learn more about advancing their careers within the VA, DC, and MD job markets.

  • Programs

    School of Technology

    School of Healthcare

    School of Business

    School of Design

    School of Justice

    Not all programs are offered every term. Check with the campus for current program offerings.

    Download our course catalog for a for details on our degree programs and our addendum for updated tuition and fee information.

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    Our graduates receive hands-on, career-focused training. Don't wait another day; start transforming your life into the one you've always wanted.

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    Did You Know?

    Our fast-track approach can help you earn your associate degree in as little as 17 months or your bachelor's degree in as little as three years.

  • Maps & Transportation


    Westwood College is conveniently located near the southeast corner of the Wilson Boulevard and Glebe Road intersection, next door to Ballston Common Mall.  Getting to campus is convenient using the Metro (subway), bus lines, or by driving.

    Driving Directions
    From Washington, DC via I-395: Follow I-395 over the 14th Street Bridge (south toward Richmond), exit I-395 at Glebe Road / Shirlington Rd exit, turn right on Glebe Road, follow Glebe Road for approximately 3 miles, turn right on Fairfax Drive.

    Public Transportation
    We are just a couple of blocks from the Ballston station on Metro's orange line. More information regarding Metrobus and Metrorail can be found at  Metrobus routes with stops near campus include:

    1 A, 1 B, 1 E, 1F, 1 Z  – Wilson Boulevard-Fairfax
    2 A, 2B, 2 C, 2 G  – Washington Boulevard
    10 B  – Hunting Towers-Ballston
    22 A  – Barcroft-South Fairlington
    24 B  – Ballston-Pentagon
    25 A  – Ballston-Bradlee-Pentagon
    25 B  – Landmark-Ballston
    38 B  – Ballston-Farragut Square

    Arlington Transit (ART) is a county-operated bus servicing Arlington.  More information regarding ART routes can be found on the ART web site. ART bus routes with stops near campus include:

    ART 41 – Court House-Ballston-Columbia PIke
    ART 51-52 – Ballston-Virginia Hospital Center-East Falls Church
    ART 53 – Ballston Metro-Old Glebe -East Falls Church Metro
    ART 62 – Court House Metro-Lorcom Lane-Ballston Metro
    ART 75 – Wakefield H.S.-Carlin Springs Rd.-Ballston
  • Campus Life

    The Westwood College - Arlington Ballston Campus is surrounded by a number of amenities, including Ballston Common Mall, a food court, restaurants, a theater, an ice rink, a health club and a mini-downtown area with businesses, shops and outdoor activities.

    The campus frequently conducts field trips to locations such as:

    • National Building Museum
    • Capitol Hill
    • Supreme Court
    • National Gallery of Art
    • National Museum of Natural History
    • Arlington County Courthouse and Adult Detention Center

    In addition, we feature events to enhance student learning, such as our awards and guest speaker programs. Other activities are staged for fun, as well as education. Some of our past offerings include:*

    • Improving your credit rating
    • Student Resource Services
    • AIDS awareness
    • Tutoring
    • Dean’s List luncheons
    • Student of the Month Award
    • Westwood Olympics
    • Westwood Trivia Challenge
    • Dress for Success workshop, including lecture and student modeling

    *More information on student activities can be found in the student services section of the course catalogs

    Request More Information

    Our graduates receive hands-on, career-focused training. Don't wait another day; start transforming your life into the one you've always wanted.

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    Did You Know?

    Our fast-track approach can help you earn your associate degree in as little as 17 months or your bachelor's degree in as little as three years.

  • News

    Read about the most recent happenings on Facebook, see what we've been tweeting about or check out our College and Career blog for interesting resources. Our most recent news stories are listed right here:

    Westwood College featured on MSN Money

    Read the full article here.


    Westwood College graduate is one of five students nationwide to receive APSCU’s GREAT award

    Guillermo De La Riva was selected from more than 180 nominations for the 2014 award.


    Westwood College introduces new scholarship and reward program

    100% of Westwood College students eligible for at least one of 11 institutional scholarships or rewards.


    New Westwood technology program gives students in-depth training for specialized career fields

    Westwood College today unveiled a new Information Technology (IT) program designed to provide students with the latest hands-on skills they need for meaningful employment in computer networking upon graduation.


    Westwood College's national "Good Works" service program raises $25,000 for community groups

    Faculty and staff from Westwood College recently hit the streets on a mission to do "Good Works" by helping more than 38 local community organizations throughout the U.S.


    Westwood College launches national "Good Works" community service program

    Month-long program to raise up to $25,000 in donations, serve 5,000 volunteer hours.


    Members of congress welcome Westwood College during Hill Day

    Westwood students visit U.S. Capital offices and discuss the face of career colleges.


    Westwood College takes on larger role in strategic direction of private sector colleges

    Committee appointments by Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities reinforce partnership between college and trade organization


    Virginia senator Barbara Favola visits Westwood College to better understand benefits of career colleges

    Students, faculty and staff join politician in tour


    Westwood College students create a path to job success in a challenging economy

    Eric Lovett named 2012 recipient of the $10,000 Platinum PATH Scholarship.


    Westwood College announces graduate success stories

    Alumni recognized for completing degrees and using hands-on skills to find fulfilling careers despite personal and economic challenges.


    Westwood College staff volunteers more than 400 hours in support of ACICS Centennial We SERVE Community Service Week

    Central Administration staff donated time to Food Bank of the Rockies, Junior Achievement and others.