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Population Comparison Between Best Colleges in Virginia

Total PopulationUndergraduateGraduateOnline Classes

Total Student Population Comparison

The total student population of best schools in Virginia is 146,436 with 75,525 female students and 70,911 male students. This enrollment statistics is based on the latest data from IPEDS, U.S. Department of Education for academic year 2020-2021. The following table compares the student population for both undergraduate and graduate schools between best schools in Virginia.
Among the best schools in Virginia, George Mason University has the most enrolled students of 38,541, while Virginia Military Institute has the least number of students of 1,698 for both in graduate and undergraduate programs.
Student Population Comparison Between Best Schools In Virginia
RankNameTotalMenWomen
1Washington and Lee University2,1831,079 1,104
2University of Virginia-Main Campus25,62811,581 14,047
3University of Richmond4,0561,842 2,214
4William & Mary8,9393,839 5,100
5Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University37,02421,058 15,966
6Virginia Military Institute1,6981,478 220
7James Madison University21,5948,784 12,810
8Christopher Newport University4,8682,180 2,688
9The University of Virginia's College at Wise1,905731 1,174
10George Mason University38,54118,339 20,202
Total146,436 70,91175,525

Undergraduate Student Population

The total undergraduate population of best schools in Virginia is 113,903 with 57,871 female students and 56,032 male students. The following table compares 2020-2021 undergraduate enrollment between best schools in Virginia.
Among the best schools in Virginia, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University has the most enrolled undergraduate students of 30,020, while Virginia Military Institute has the least number of undergraduate students of 1,698.
Undergraduate Student Population Comparison Between Best Schools In Virginia
RankNameTotalMenWomen
1Washington and Lee University1,822894 928
2University of Virginia-Main Campus17,3107,612 9,698
3University of Richmond3,3231,546 1,777
4William & Mary6,2362,571 3,665
5Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University30,02017,118 12,902
6Virginia Military Institute1,6981,478 220
7James Madison University19,7278,258 11,469
8Christopher Newport University4,7582,126 2,632
9The University of Virginia's College at Wise1,905731 1,174
10George Mason University27,10413,698 13,406
Total113,90356,03257,871

Graduate Student Population

The total graduate population of best schools in Virginia is 113,903 with 57,871 female students and 56,032 male students. The following table compares 2019-2020 graduate enrollment between best schools in Virginia.
Among the best schools in Virginia, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University has the most enrolled graduate students of 30,020, while Virginia Military Institute has the least number of graduate students of 1,698.
Graduate Student Population Comparison Between Best Schools In Virginia
RankNameTotalMenWomen
1Washington and Lee University1,822894 928
2University of Virginia-Main Campus17,3107,612 9,698
3University of Richmond3,3231,546 1,777
4William & Mary6,2362,571 3,665
5Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University30,02017,118 12,902
6Virginia Military Institute1,6981,478 220
7James Madison University19,7278,258 11,469
8Christopher Newport University4,7582,126 2,632
9The University of Virginia's College at Wise1,905731 1,174
10George Mason University27,10413,698 13,406
Total113,90356,03257,871

Distance Learning (Online Class) Enrollment

The following table compares 2019-2020 distance learning enrollment for both undergraduate and graduate programs between best schools in Virginia. In undergraduate programs, out of total 105,625 students, 47,004 students (44.50%) have taken courses only through distance learning and 54,053 students (51.17%) have learned from at least one online course. For graduate schools, out of total 32,062 students, 13,176 students (41.10%) have taken courses only through distance learning and 11,019 students (34.37%) have learned from at least one online course.
Online Course (Distance Learning) Population Comparison Between Best Schools In Virginia
RankNameUndergraduateGraduate
TotalOnline ExclusivelySome Online ClassesTotalOnline ExclusivelySome Online Classes
1Washington and Lee UniversityWashington and Lee University does not offer online courses.
2University of Virginia-Main Campus17,310 11,131
(64.30%)
6,098
(35.23%)
8,318 2,166
(26.04%)
4,103
(49.33%)
3University of Richmond3,323 - -733 - -
4William & Mary6,236 1,691
(27.12%)
4,384
(70.30%)
2,703 1,459
(53.98%)
829
(30.67%)
5Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University30,020 9,514
(31.69%)
20,247
(67.45%)
7,004 1,622
(23.16%)
2,785
(39.76%)
6Virginia Military InstituteVirginia Military Institute does not offer online courses.
7James Madison University19,727 4,075
(20.66%)
15,294
(77.53%)
1,867 578
(30.96%)
685
(36.69%)
8Christopher Newport UniversityChristopher Newport University does not offer online courses.
9The University of Virginia's College at Wise1,905 709
(37.22%)
980
(51.44%)
No Graduate Level Courses Offered
10George Mason University27,104 19,884
(73.36%)
7,050
(26.01%)
11,437 7,351
(64.27%)
2,617
(22.88%)
Average105,625 47,004
(44.50%)
54,053
(51.17%)
32,062 13,176
(41.10%)
11,019
(34.37%)
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.