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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), four-yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Doctorate
2 University of Virginia-Main CampusCharlottesville, VAPublic, four-yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
3 University of RichmondUniversity of Richmond, VAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
4 William & MaryWilliamsburg, VAPublic, four-yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
5 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburg, VAPublic, four-yearsDoctor's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
6 Virginia Military InstituteLexington, VAPublic, four-yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
7 James Madison UniversityHarrisonburg, VAPublic, four-yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
8 Christopher Newport UniversityNewport News, VAPublic, four-yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master
9 The University of Virginia's College at WiseWise, VAPublic, four-yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
10 George Mason UniversityFairfax, VAPublic, four-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 57.47% and graduation rate is 79.50%. 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 18.85% 94% 8:12,183
2 University of Virginia-Main Campus $19,244 / $53,626 20.74% 94% 15:125,628
3 University of Richmond $58,570 28.77% 89% 8:14,056
4 William & Mary $23,812 / $47,038 36.54% 91% 11:18,939
5 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University $14,174 / $33,857 56.47% 87% 14:137,024
6 Virginia Military Institute $19,670 / $48,324 63.91% 74% 11:11,698
7 James Madison University $12,638 / $29,564 86.25% 82% 17:121,594
8 Christopher Newport University $14,924 / $27,790 88.54% 75% 14:14,868
9 The University of Virginia's College at Wise $11,162 / $30,672 83.37% 39% 11:11,905
10 George Mason University $13,119 / $36,579 91.30% 70% 17:138,541
Average$22,982 / $42,54057.47%79.50%12.60:114,644
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.