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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 University
Lexington, VAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Doctorate
2 University of Virginia-Main Campus
Charlottesville, VAPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
3 University of Richmond
University of Richmond, VAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
4 College of William and Mary
Williamsburg, VAPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
5 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, VAPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
6 Virginia Military Institute
Lexington, VAPublic, 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
7 James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VAPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
8 Christopher Newport University
Newport News, VAPublic, 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master
9 The University of Virginia's College at Wise
Wise, VAPublic, 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
10 George Mason University
Fairfax, 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 $22,526 for State residents and $40,765 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 53.40% and graduation rate is 80.30%. 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
$54,830 19% 95% 8:12,223
2 University of Virginia-Main Campus
$17,798 / $50,900 24% 94% 15:124,639
3 University of Richmond
$54,690 28% 87% 8:14,002
4 College of William and Mary
$23,628 / $46,854 38% 91% 11:18,817
5 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
$13,691 / $32,835 70% 84% 14:134,683
6 Virginia Military Institute
$19,118 / $45,962 60% 78% 10:11,685
7 James Madison University
$12,206 / $29,106 77% 84% 16:121,751
8 Christopher Newport University
$14,924 / $27,790 72% 72% 14:14,957
9 The University of Virginia's College at Wise
$10,252 / $28,661 59% 48% 11:12,065
10 George Mason University
$12,564 / $36,024 87% 70% 17:137,316
Average$22,526 / $40,76553.40%80.30%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.