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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.
Virginia Military Institute, has the highest yield rate of 46.57% for academic year 2021-2022 in Virginia. University of Virginia-Main Campus is positioned second with 39.08% yield and The University of Virginia's College at Wise follows them with 39%. 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 (2022)
NameYield# of Applicants# of Admitted# of EnrolledAcceptance Rate
1Virginia Military Institute
Public, four-yearsLexington, VA
46.57% 1,549 990 461 63.91%
2University of Virginia-Main Campus
Public, four-yearsCharlottesville, VA
39.08% 47,971 9,951 3,889 20.74%
3The University of Virginia's College at Wise
Public, four-yearsWise, VA
38.84% 1,016 847 329 83.37%
4Washington and Lee University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsLexington, VA
38.78% 6,621 1,248 484 18.85%
5Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Public, four-yearsBlacksburg, VA
28.46% 42,054 23,746 6,758 56.47%
6William & Mary
Public, four-yearsWilliamsburg, VA
26.37% 17,475 6,386 1,684 36.54%
7Shenandoah University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsWinchester, VA
26.17% 2,616 1,945 509 74.35%
8James Madison University
Public, four-yearsHarrisonburg, VA
26.10% 21,176 18,265 4,767 86.25%
9Virginia Commonwealth University
Public, four-yearsRichmond, VA
25.04% 17,579 16,308 4,084 92.77%
10Old Dominion University
Public, four-yearsNorfolk, VA
22.17% 13,586 13,074 2,899 96.23%