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Number of
4-year colleges in Virginia

309,649

Students attending
4-year colleges in Virginia

$18,968

Average
in-state tuition

$21,713

Average
out-of-state tuition

Best colleges in Virginia 2019

College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, VA

32 US News

Best colleges in Virginia 2019

College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, VA

Total undergraduates: 6,285
Acceptance rate: 35%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $55,400
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Best colleges in Virginia 2019

Hampden-Sydney College

Hampden-Sydney, VA

96 US News

Best colleges in Virginia 2019

Hampden-Sydney College

Hampden-Sydney, VA

Total undergraduates: 1,046
Acceptance rate: 55%
Average annual cost: $32,402
Average salary: $48,700
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Best colleges in Virginia 2019

Hollins University

Roanoke, VA

112 US News
Nationally acclaimed liberal arts university for women, Leadership training for women, Internships, Study Abroad, Teacher certification, and Graduate programs for men and women.

Best colleges in Virginia 2019

Hollins University

Roanoke, VA

Total undergraduates: 645
Acceptance rate: 48%
Average annual cost: $19,520
Average salary: $32,200
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Best colleges in Virginia 2019

Randolph-Macon College

Ashland, VA

126 US News
The liberal arts curriculum at Randolph-Macon College cultivates the breadth of knowledge and depth of understanding you'll need for the future. It challenges you to think analytically and to communicate effectively, to question, to examine, to innovate. At R-MC, you'll make connections with ideas, opportunities, and individuals that can help put you on

Best colleges in Virginia 2019

Randolph-Macon College

Ashland, VA

Total undergraduates: 1,453
Acceptance rate: 62%
Average annual cost: $26,575
Average salary: $46,200
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Best colleges in Virginia 2019

Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar, VA

134 US News

Best colleges in Virginia 2019

Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar, VA

Total undergraduates: 319
Acceptance rate: 92%
Average annual cost: $22,050
Average salary: $36,800
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Best colleges in Virginia 2019

University of Richmond

University of Richmond, VA

23 US News
The mission of the University of Richmond is to sustain a collaborative learning and research community that supports the personal development of its members and the creation of new knowledge. A Richmond education prepares students to live lives of purpose, thoughtful inquiry, and responsible leadership in a global and pluralistic society.

Best colleges in Virginia 2019

University of Richmond

University of Richmond, VA

Total undergraduates: 3,265
Acceptance rate: 32%
Average annual cost: $24,575
Average salary: $60,700
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Best colleges in Virginia 2019

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, VA

25 US News

Best colleges in Virginia 2019

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, VA

Total undergraduates: 16,655
Acceptance rate: 27%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $60,700
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Best colleges in Virginia 2019

Virginia Military Institute

Lexington, VA

65 US News

Best colleges in Virginia 2019

Virginia Military Institute

Lexington, VA

Total undergraduates: 1,722
Acceptance rate: 53%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $63,200
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Best colleges in Virginia 2019

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

69 US News

Best colleges in Virginia 2019

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Total undergraduates: 27,193
Acceptance rate: 70%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $60,500
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Best colleges in Virginia 2019

Washington and Lee University

Lexington, VA

10 US News

Best colleges in Virginia 2019

Washington and Lee University

Lexington, VA

Total undergraduates: 1,827
Acceptance rate: 21%
Average annual cost: $25,029
Average salary: $72,300
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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).

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