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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 as of 53.44% for academic year 2019-2020 in Virginia. The University of Virginia's College at Wise is positioned second with 49.91% yield and Washington and Lee University 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 (2020)
NameYield# of Applicants# of Admitted# of EnrolledAcceptance Rate
1Virginia Military Institute
Public, 4 or more yearsLexington, VA
53.44% 1,515 902 482 59.54%
2The University of Virginia's College at Wise
Public, 4 or more yearsWise, VA
49.91% 951 565 282 59.41%
3Washington and Lee University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsLexington, VA
40.28% 6,178 1,147 462 18.57%
4University of Virginia-Main Campus
Public, 4 or more yearsCharlottesville, VA
40.09% 40,839 9,778 3,920 23.94%
5Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Public, 4 or more yearsBlacksburg, VA
34.17% 31,974 22,393 7,651 70.04%
6Virginia Commonwealth University
Public, 4 or more yearsRichmond, VA
29.56% 17,088 14,890 4,401 87.14%
7Shenandoah University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsWinchester, VA
29.13% 2,322 1,727 503 74.38%
8William & Mary
Public, 4 or more yearsWilliamsburg, VA
27.66% 14,680 5,532 1,530 37.68%
9Hampton University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsHampton, VA
26.96% 9,551 3,438 927 36.00%
10Old Dominion University
Public, 4 or more yearsNorfolk, VA
25.58% 13,761 12,293 3,145 89.33%