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Number of
4-year colleges in Virginia

354,622

Students attending
4-year colleges in Virginia

$18,518

Average
in-state tuition

$21,141

Average
out-of-state tuition

Best colleges in Virginia 2018

Averett University

Danville, VA

Averett University prepares students to serve and lead as catalysts for positive change. Averett fulfills this mission by educating students from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and nations through liberal arts-based undergraduate and graduate programs in a personal, collegial, interdisciplinary environment.

Best colleges in Virginia 2018

Averett University

Danville, VA

Total undergraduates: 883
Acceptance rate: 56%
Average annual cost: $24,904
Average salary: $41,500
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Best colleges in Virginia 2018

College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, VA

34 US News

Best colleges in Virginia 2018

College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, VA

Total undergraduates: 6,890
Acceptance rate: 36%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $55,400
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Best colleges in Virginia 2018

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

135 US News

Best colleges in Virginia 2018

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

Total undergraduates: 30,789
Acceptance rate: 80%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $58,100
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Best colleges in Virginia 2018

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA

Best colleges in Virginia 2018

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA

Total undergraduates: 22,680
Acceptance rate: 84%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $42,600
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Best colleges in Virginia 2018

Regent University

Virginia Beach, VA

Best colleges in Virginia 2018

Regent University

Virginia Beach, VA

Total undergraduates: 3,758
Acceptance rate: 81%
Average annual cost: $17,837
Average salary: $41,200
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Best colleges in Virginia 2018

University of Mary Washington

Fredericksburg, VA

Best colleges in Virginia 2018

University of Mary Washington

Fredericksburg, VA

Total undergraduates: 4,761
Acceptance rate: 74%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $50,500
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Best colleges in Virginia 2018

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, VA

26 US News

Best colleges in Virginia 2018

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, VA

Total undergraduates: 18,930
Acceptance rate: 29%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $60,700
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Best colleges in Virginia 2018

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA

156 US News

Best colleges in Virginia 2018

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA

Total undergraduates: 26,531
Acceptance rate: 81%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $42,200
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Best colleges in Virginia 2018

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Blacksburg, VA

70 US News

Best colleges in Virginia 2018

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Blacksburg, VA

Total undergraduates: 26,211
Acceptance rate: 70%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $60,500
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Best colleges in Virginia 2018

Virginia Wesleyan College

Norfolk, VA

Best colleges in Virginia 2018

Virginia Wesleyan College

Norfolk, VA

Total undergraduates: 1,572
Acceptance rate: 89%
Average annual cost: $25,607
Average salary: $39,300
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Our Methodology

We show up to 10 universities for our "best colleges" section. These universities are chosen based on Forbes or US News rank (depending on what you've chosen) and sorted alphabetically. If there are fewer than 10 universities that are Forbes (or US News) ranked, we add alphabetically. Forbes' 2016 Rank of America's Best Colleges factors in post-graduate success (including salaries and awards like MacArthur Fellowships, National Academy of Sciences seats, and performing arts honors), student debt, student satisfaction, graduation rate, and academic success (which includes how many students go on to get advanced degrees or receive prestigious fellowships).

Read more about the rankings. US News' 2016 Best Colleges Rankings are also based on a variety of factors, including graduation and retention rates, undergraduate academic reputation, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate, and alumni giving rate. Read more about their methodology. You can also sign up for a free RaiseMe profile to customize your college search by location, popular majors and more!

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