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Cost of Attendance (COA)

The following table compares the 2022 costs of attendance between best schools in Virginia. For state residents, the average COA is $32,707 when living on campus and $33,176 when living off campus. For out-of-state students, the average COA is $59,168 when living on campus and $59,637 when living off campus. The COA includes tuition, fees, books & supplies, room & board costs, and other living expenses.
2022 Cost Of Attendance Comparison Between Best Schools In Virginia
RankNameTuition & FeesBooks & SuppliesLiving Costs
In-StateOut-of-StateOn-CampusOff-Campus
1Washington and Lee University$59,380 $2,250 $18,670 -
2University of Virginia-Main Campus$19,785$54,438 $1,396 $15,674 $15,674
3University of Richmond$58,570 $1,000 $15,020 $15,020
4William & Mary$23,812$47,038 $1,000 $15,812 $15,812
5Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University$14,174$33,857 $1,100 $13,360 $14,830
6Virginia Military Institute$19,670$48,324 $1,000 $12,512 -
7James Madison University$12,638$29,564 $1,098 $15,552 $15,557
8Christopher Newport University$14,924$27,790 $1,320 $15,552 $16,772
9The University of Virginia's College at Wise$11,162$30,672 $1,600 $14,003 $11,170
10George Mason University$13,119$36,579 $1,314 $16,236 $20,830
Average$16,161$42,621$1,308$15,239$15,708

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

The following table compares 2021-2022 undergraduate tuition & fees between best schools in Virginia. The average undergraduate tuition & fees is $16,161 for in-state students and $42,621 for out-of-state students. The 2021-2022 undergraduate tuition & fees of best schools in Virginia are increased by 1.96% compared to the previous year.
Among the best schools in Virginia, University of Richmond requires the most expensive tuition & fees of $58,570 and Christopher Newport University has the lowest tuition & fees of $21,566 for undergraduate programs.
Undergraduate Tuition & Fess Comparison Between Best Schools In Virginia
RankName2020-20212021-2022
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
1Washington and Lee University$57,285$59,380
2University of Virginia-Main Campus$18,895$53,627$19,785$54,438
3University of Richmond$56,860$58,570
4William & Mary$23,362$46,854$23,812$47,038
5Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University$13,749$32,893$14,174$33,857
6Virginia Military Institute$19,210$47,220$19,670$48,324
7James Madison University$12,330$29,230$12,638$29,564
8Christopher Newport University$14,924$27,790$14,924$27,790
9The University of Virginia's College at Wise$10,836$29,798$11,162$30,672
10George Mason University$13,014$36,474$13,119$36,579
Average$15,790$41,803$16,161$42,621

Graduate Tuition & Fees

The following table compares 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees between best schools in Virginia. The average graduate tuition & fees is $15,868 for state residents and $30,669 for out-of-state students. The 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees of best schools in Virginia are increased by 1.56% compared to the previous year.
Among the best schools in Virginia, George Mason University requires the most expensive graduate tuition & fees of $34,347 and Christopher Newport University has the lowest graduate tuition & fees of $16,722.
Graduate Tuition & Fess Comparison Between Best Schools In Virginia
RankName2020-20212021-2022
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
1Washington and Lee UniversityThe graduate tuition information is not available.
2University of Virginia-Main Campus$20,184$32,394$20,906$33,520
3University of Richmond$25,260$25,620
4William & Mary$16,440$34,800$16,618$34,978
5Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University$16,030$30,547$16,522$31,443
6Virginia Military InstituteThis school does not have graduate schools programs.
7James Madison University$11,976$29,544$12,514$29,746
8Christopher Newport University$12,006$21,420$12,006$21,420
9The University of Virginia's College at WiseThis school does not have graduate schools programs.
10George Mason University$16,098$37,410$16,644$37,956
Average$15,456$30,196$15,868$30,669

Room & Board, Other Living Expenses

The following table compares living costs including room, board, and other expenses between best schools in Virginia. Each cost is in average and may vary by room types, meal plan, and other living styles. For academic year 2021-2022, the average living costs of best schools in Virginia is $15,239 when a student lives on campus and $15,708 when living off campus.
Living Costs Comparison Between Best Schools In Virginia
RankNameOn-CampusOff-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpensesRoom & BoardOther ExpensesOther Expenses (living with family)
1Washington and Lee University $16,270$2,400 ---
2University of Virginia-Main Campus $12,660$3,014 $12,660$3,014$2,584
3University of Richmond $13,950$1,070 $13,950$1,070$1,070
4William & Mary $13,736$2,076 $13,736$2,076$2,584
5Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University $10,110$3,250 $11,580$3,250$3,350
6Virginia Military Institute $10,362$2,150 ---
7James Madison University $11,550$4,002 $11,555$4,002$4,002
8Christopher Newport University $11,760$3,792 $12,424$4,348$4,348
9The University of Virginia's College at Wise $11,593$2,410 $8,200$2,970$2,970
10George Mason University $12,630$3,606 $13,268$7,562$4,670
Average$12,462 $2,777$12,172 $3,537$3,197
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