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Best Colleges in Virginia

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Institutional Characteristics

Next table compares the basic academic information between best schools in Virginia. By school type, there are 8 public and 2 private schools in best schools in Virginia. By school level, all 10 schools are 4 years or high institutes.
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Academic Comparison - Best Schools In Virginia
RankNameLocationType/LevelHighest DegreeOffered Degree
1 Washington and Lee UniversityLexington, VAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Doctorate
2 University of Virginia-Main CampusCharlottesville, VAPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
3 University of RichmondUniversity of Richmond, VAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
4 William & MaryWilliamsburg, VAPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
5 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburg, VAPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
6 Virginia Military InstituteLexington, VAPublic, 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
7 James Madison UniversityHarrisonburg, VAPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
8 Christopher Newport UniversityNewport News, VAPublic, 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master
9 The University of Virginia's College at WiseWise, VAPublic, 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
10 George Mason UniversityFairfax, VAPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
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Key Facts Comparison

The average tuition & fees of best schools in Virginia is $22,773 for State residents and $41,818 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 53.40% and graduation rate is 81.00%. Next table compares key facts for each schools including acceptance rate, graduation rate, tuition, student to faculty ratio, and student population.
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Key Facts Comparison Between Best Schools In Virginia
RankNameTuition & FeesAcceptance RateGraduation RateStudent Faculty RatioStudent Population
1 Washington and Lee University $57,285 19% 94% 8:12,223
2 University of Virginia-Main Campus $18,960 / $52,843 24% 95% 15:124,639
3 University of Richmond $56,860 28% 89% 8:14,002
4 William & Mary $23,628 / $46,854 38% 90% 11:18,817
5 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University $13,749 / $32,893 70% 86% 14:134,683
6 Virginia Military Institute $19,210 / $47,220 60% 79% 10:11,685
7 James Madison University $12,330 / $29,230 77% 84% 16:121,751
8 Christopher Newport University $14,924 / $27,790 72% 78% 14:14,957
9 The University of Virginia's College at Wise $10,836 / $29,798 59% 44% 11:12,065
10 George Mason University $13,014 / $37,410 87% 71% 17:137,316
Average$22,773 / $41,81853.40%81.00%12.40:114,214
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The ranking data is provided by CollegeEvaluator. We compare the schools that ranked top 10 in Virginiaand in top 500 ranking for all colleges and universities in United States.