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Best Colleges in Virginia

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Institutional Characteristics

The following 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.
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

Key Facts Comparison

The average tuition & fees of best schools in Virginia is $22,982 for State residents and $42,540 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 57.50% and graduation rate is 82.30%. The following table compares key facts for each schools including acceptance rate, graduation rate, tuition, student to faculty ratio, and student population.
Key Facts Comparison Between Best Schools In Virginia
RankNameTuition & FeesAcceptance RateGraduation RateStudent Faculty RatioStudent Population
1 Washington and Lee University $59,380 25% 93% 8:12,183
2 University of Virginia-Main Campus $19,244 / $53,626 23% 94% 15:125,628
3 University of Richmond $58,570 31% 88% 8:14,056
4 William & Mary $23,812 / $47,038 42% 91% 11:18,939
5 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University $14,174 / $33,857 66% 86% 14:137,024
6 Virginia Military Institute $19,670 / $48,324 60% 85% 10:11,698
7 James Madison University $12,638 / $29,564 80% 82% 16:121,594
8 Christopher Newport University $14,924 / $27,790 76% 80% 14:14,868
9 The University of Virginia's College at Wise $11,162 / $30,672 83% 52% 11:11,905
10 George Mason University $13,119 / $36,579 89% 72% 17:138,541
Average$22,982 / $42,54057.50%82.30%12.40:114,644
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