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 174 colleges in Virginia - 46 public and 128 private schools. The 2020 average undergraduate tuition & fees of the schools is $18,585 and the average graduate tuition & fees is $18,006. The average SAT scores of enrolled students is 1,121 and the average acceptance rate is 68% 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)
174 schools
(46 public, 128 private)
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$15,521 (in-state)
$39,309 (out-of-state)
$8,346 (in-state)
$18,585 (out-of-state)
Graduate Tuition & Fees$14,906 (in-state)
$26,403 (out-of-state)
$14,313 (in-state)
$18,006 (out-of-state)
Average Financial Aid$19,452$7,902
Test Scores1,203 SAT, 26 ACT 1,121 SAT, 24 ACT
Acceptance Rate62.85% 68.47%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)26.50% 30.75%
Population189,229557,804
Undergraduate148,631456,532
Graduate40,598101,272
Graduation Rate70.35%54.60%
Transfer-out Rate18.54%18.56%
Students to Faculty Ratio12.05 to 114.16 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 $39,309 for undergraduate programs $26,403 for graduate programs. The average SAT score of the top colleges in Virginia is 1,203 and the acceptance rate is 62.85%. 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
$57,285 $40,813 2,22319% 1,430 SAT
33 ACT
8 to 1
2 University of Virginia-Main Campus
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Public, 4 yearsCharlottesville, VA
$52,843
($18,960)
$19,211 24,63924% 1,430 SAT
32 ACT
15 to 1
3 University of Richmond
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Private, 4 yearsUniversity of Richmond, VA
$56,860 $34,644 4,00228% 1,375 SAT
32 ACT
8 to 1
4 William & Mary
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Public, 4 yearsWilliamsburg, VA
$46,854
($23,628)
$19,009 8,81738% 1,415 SAT
32 ACT
11 to 1
5 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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Public, 4 yearsBlacksburg, VA
$32,893
($13,749)
$8,630 34,68370% 1,285 SAT
28 ACT
14 to 1
6 Virginia Military Institute
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Public, 4 yearsLexington, VA
$47,220
($19,210)
$14,188 1,68560% 1,180 SAT
25 ACT
10 to 1
7 James Madison University
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Public, 4 yearsHarrisonburg, VA
$29,230
($12,330)
$6,998 21,75177% 1,205 SAT
26 ACT
16 to 1
8 Christopher Newport University
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Public, 4 yearsNewport News, VA
$27,790
($14,924)
$6,351 4,95772% 1,195 SAT
25 ACT
14 to 1
9 The University of Virginia's College at Wise
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Public, 4 yearsWise, VA
$29,798
($10,836)
$10,672 2,06559% 1,065 SAT
22 ACT
11 to 1
10 George Mason University
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Public, 4 yearsFairfax, VA
$37,410
($13,014)
$7,175 37,31687% 1,215 SAT
27 ACT
17 to 1
11 Sweet Briar College
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Private, 4 yearsSweet Briar, VA
$22,700 $29,948 33776% 1,100 SAT
24 ACT
7 to 1
12 Randolph-Macon College
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Private, 4 yearsAshland, VA
$43,940 $26,787 1,48871% 1,145 SAT
23 ACT
11 to 1
13 Hampden-Sydney College
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Private, 4 yearsHampden-Sydney, VA
$48,110 $26,983 1,07257% 1,190 SAT
24 ACT
11 to 1
14 Eastern Mennonite University
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Private, 4 yearsHarrisonburg, VA
$39,220 $19,982 1,44465% 1,100 SAT
23 ACT
9 to 1
15 Hollins University
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Private, 4 yearsRoanoke, VA
$40,110 $32,004 80571% 1,185 SAT
26 ACT
10 to 1
16 Virginia Commonwealth University
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Public, 4 yearsRichmond, VA
$36,048
($14,710)
$9,790 30,69787% 1,165 SAT
25 ACT
18 to 1
17 Emory & Henry College
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Private, 4 yearsEmory, VA
$35,100 $27,357 1,24673% 1,065 SAT
22 ACT
10 to 1
18 Marymount University
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Private, 4 yearsArlington, VA
$34,540 $15,787 3,41881% 1,065 SAT
21 ACT
13 to 1
19 Bridgewater College
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Private, 4 yearsBridgewater, VA
$37,720 $26,571 1,85767% 1,070 SAT
22 ACT
14 to 1
20 University of Mary Washington
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Public, 4 yearsFredericksburg, VA
$30,502
($13,845)
$6,148 4,72775% 1,180 SAT
26 ACT
14 to 1
Average$39,309
($15,521)
$19,452 189,22962.85% 1,203 SAT
25.9000 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