Virginia Best Colleges Comparison

View the Virginia Best Colleges Comparison and compare the schools with key academic characteristics such as tuition and test scores to get right decision.
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Colleges In Virginia Statistics

There are 175 colleges in Virginia - 46 public and 129 private schools. The 2020 average undergraduate tuition & fees of the schools is $18,775 and the average graduate tuition & fees is $18,596. The average SAT scores of enrolled students is 1,148 and the average acceptance rate is 71% for Virginia Best Colleges Comparison.
Next table shows the key academic facts for all colleges in Virginia. You may want to check more statistics and compare all Virginia colleges at Virginia Statistics page.
2019-2020 Colleges In Virginia Statistics
Top 20 colleges in VirginiaAll colleges in Virginia
Number of Schools20 schools
(10 public, 10 private)
175 schools
(46 public, 129 private)
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$15,789 (in-state)
$39,994 (out-of-state)
$8,452 (in-state)
$18,775 (out-of-state)
Graduate Tuition & Fees$15,265 (in-state)
$27,000 (out-of-state)
$14,613 (in-state)
$18,596 (out-of-state)
Average Financial Aid$20,176$8,486
Test Scores1,231 SAT, 27 ACT 1,148 SAT, 25 ACT
Acceptance Rate68.65% 70.92%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)24.20% 30.88%
Population190,906564,746
Undergraduate148,762447,885
Graduate42,144116,861
Graduation Rate70.80%58.09%
Transfer-out Rate16.14%16.18%
Students to Faculty Ratio12.05 to 114.53 to 1

Top Colleges In Virginia Comparison

Next table lists the top 20 colleges in Virginia for academic year 2019-2020. Washington and Lee University ranked top in the Virginia Best Colleges Comparison and University of Virginia-Main Campus and University of Richmond follows it. The 2020 average tuition & fees is $39,994 for undergraduate programs $27,000 for graduate programs. The average SAT score of the top colleges in Virginia is 1,231 and the acceptance rate is 68.65%. The average students to faculty ratio is 12.05 to 1 for top colleges in Virginia. You can sort the schools by clicking column name that you want to sort.
2019-2020 Top colleges in Virginia Comparison
Rank*NameTuition & FeesAverage Financial AidPopulationAcceptance RateTest ScoresStudents to Faculty Ratio
1 Washington and Lee University
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Private, 4 yearsLexington, VA
$59,380 $46,111 2,18319% 1,470 SAT
34 ACT
8 to 1
2 University of Virginia-Main Campus
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Public, 4 yearsCharlottesville, VA
$53,626
($19,244)
$20,125 25,62821% 1,440 SAT
34 ACT
15 to 1
3 University of Richmond
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Private, 4 yearsUniversity of Richmond, VA
$58,570 $36,824 4,05629% 1,370 SAT
32 ACT
8 to 1
4 William & Mary
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Public, 4 yearsWilliamsburg, VA
$47,038
($23,812)
$20,327 8,93937% 1,440 SAT
33 ACT
11 to 1
5 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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Public, 4 yearsBlacksburg, VA
$33,857
($14,174)
$8,345 37,02456% 1,310 SAT
29 ACT
14 to 1
6 Virginia Military Institute
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Public, 4 yearsLexington, VA
$48,324
($19,670)
$12,299 1,69864% 1,190 SAT
25 ACT
11 to 1
7 James Madison University
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Public, 4 yearsHarrisonburg, VA
$29,564
($12,638)
$8,202 21,59486% 1,225 SAT
27 ACT
17 to 1
8 Christopher Newport University
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Public, 4 yearsNewport News, VA
$27,790
($14,924)
$7,383 4,86889% 1,215 SAT
27 ACT
14 to 1
9 The University of Virginia's College at Wise
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Public, 4 yearsWise, VA
$30,672
($11,162)
$10,327 1,90583% 1,110 SAT
22 ACT
11 to 1
10 George Mason University
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Public, 4 yearsFairfax, VA
$36,579
($13,119)
$7,838 38,54191% 1,245 SAT
28 ACT
17 to 1
11 Sweet Briar College
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Private, 4 yearsSweet Briar, VA
$23,080 $14,955 36280% 1,140 SAT
25 ACT
8 to 1
12 Randolph-Macon College
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Private, 4 yearsAshland, VA
$45,150 $29,487 1,55484% 1,124 SAT
25 ACT
11 to 1
13 Hampden-Sydney College
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Private, 4 yearsHampden-Sydney, VA
$49,504 $28,882 88137% 1,170 SAT
24 ACT
9 to 1
14 Eastern Mennonite University
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Private, 4 yearsHarrisonburg, VA
$39,990 $22,150 1,39495% 1,315 SAT
30 ACT
10 to 1
15 Hollins University
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Private, 4 yearsRoanoke, VA
$40,170 $34,318 79581% 1,155 SAT
25 ACT
9 to 1
16 Virginia Commonwealth University
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Public, 4 yearsRichmond, VA
$36,657
($15,319)
$11,276 29,07093% 1,185 SAT
25 ACT
18 to 1
17 Emory & Henry College
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Private, 4 yearsEmory, VA
$35,165 $30,224 1,23087% 1,055 SAT
21 ACT
10 to 1
18 Marymount University
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Private, 4 yearsArlington, VA
$36,050 $17,558 3,29484% 1,070 SAT
24 ACT
14 to 1
19 Bridgewater College
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Private, 4 yearsBridgewater, VA
$38,460 $30,359 1,59775% 1,158 SAT
25 ACT
13 to 1
20 University of Mary Washington
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Public, 4 yearsFredericksburg, VA
$30,256
($13,830)
$6,537 4,29382% 1,225 SAT
29 ACT
13 to 1
Average$39,994
($15,789)
$20,176 190,90668.65% 1,231 SAT
27.2000 ACT
12.05 to 1
*Ranking data provided by CollegeEvaluator.
All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2019-2020