Looking for a college town with an active entertainment scene? Norfolk's prime location on the Hampton Roads Harbor at the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay explains the city's 400-year tradition as an active port. Norfolk, Virginia is home to the largest U.S. Naval base in the world, and is still a hub for maritime commerce and tourism. Numerous attractions serve this active community of residents, students, military personnel, and tourists, including professional baseball and hockey for sports fans, as well as theater, music, and ballet for art lovers.
Norfolk colleges and universities include Old Dominion University, Norfolk State University, and Virginia Wesleyan College. Students attending one of Norfolk's colleges and universities can enjoy collegiate sporting events or any one of the many festivals held at Town Point Park. Norfolk college and university students can also enjoy higher education opportunities, which include a wide range of excellent programs in the liberal arts, business, marketing, and more.