Most Favored Virginia Colleges with Highest Enrollment Rate

This page lists the most favored (higher yield) schools in Virginia. The yield, also known as enrollment rate, is the percent of students who choose to enroll after having been offered admission. Higher yield means that more admitted students are finally enrolled into the school.
University of Virginia-Main Campus, has the highest yield rate of 42.00% for academic year 2022-2023 in Virginia. Virginia Military Institute is positioned second with 41.96% yield and University of Virginia's College at Wise follows them with 40%. Next table shows the schools that have high yield rates with admission statistics and acceptance rates. We exclude colleges whose programs are focused on certificate, associate, and/or special subjects such as arts and music from the ranking. You may want to check colleges having the lowest yield rates in Virginia.
Most Favored Virginia Colleges with Highest Enrollment Rate (2023)
NameYield# of Applicants# of Admitted# of EnrolledAcceptance Rate
1University of Virginia-Main Campus
Public, four-yearsCharlottesville, VA
42.00% 50,926 9,676 4,064 19.00%
2Virginia Military Institute
Public, four-yearsLexington, VA
41.96% 1,192 846 355 70.97%
3University of Virginia's College at Wise
Public, four-yearsWise, VA
40.00% 835 635 254 76.05%
4Washington and Lee University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsLexington, VA
39.01% 7,224 1,228 479 17.00%
5Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Public, four-yearsBlacksburg, VA
28.00% 45,321 25,833 7,233 57.00%
6William & Mary
Public, four-yearsWilliamsburg, VA
27.01% 18,087 5,969 1,612 33.00%
7Shenandoah University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsWinchester, VA
26.02% 2,296 1,837 478 80.01%
8Virginia Commonwealth University
Public, four-yearsRichmond, VA
25.00% 18,242 16,600 4,150 91.00%
9Bluefield University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsBluefield, VA
24.03% 984 620 149 63.01%
10University of Richmond
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsUniversity of Richmond, VA
23.99% 14,364 3,447 827 24.00%