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Number of
4-year liberal arts colleges in Virginia

49,939

Students attending
4-year liberal arts colleges in Virginia

$32,293

Average
in-state tuition

$36,317

Average
out-of-state tuition

Top liberal arts colleges in Virginia 2018

Eastern Mennonite University

Harrisonburg, VA

Top liberal arts colleges in Virginia 2018

Eastern Mennonite University

Harrisonburg, VA

Total undergraduates: 1,482
Acceptance rate: 61%
Average annual cost: $23,452
Average salary: $38,600
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Top liberal arts colleges in Virginia 2018

Hollins University

Roanoke, VA

Top liberal arts colleges in Virginia 2018

Hollins University

Roanoke, VA

Total undergraduates: 674
Acceptance rate: 59%
Average annual cost: $19,628
Average salary: $32,200
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Top liberal arts colleges in Virginia 2018

Randolph College

Lynchburg, VA

Randolph College prepares students to engage the world critically and creatively, live and work honorably, and experience life abundantly.

Top liberal arts colleges in Virginia 2018

Randolph College

Lynchburg, VA

Total undergraduates: 702
Acceptance rate: 83%
Average annual cost: $24,775
Average salary: $40,900
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Top liberal arts colleges in Virginia 2018

Randolph-Macon College

Ashland, VA

Top liberal arts colleges in Virginia 2018

Randolph-Macon College

Ashland, VA

Total undergraduates: 1,454
Acceptance rate: 54%
Average annual cost: $26,202
Average salary: $46,200
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Top liberal arts colleges in Virginia 2018

Roanoke College

Salem, VA

Top liberal arts colleges in Virginia 2018

Roanoke College

Salem, VA

Total undergraduates: 2,098
Acceptance rate: 73%
Average annual cost: $29,999
Average salary: $43,000
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Top liberal arts colleges in Virginia 2018

Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar, VA

Top liberal arts colleges in Virginia 2018

Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar, VA

Total undergraduates: 394
Acceptance rate: 93%
Average annual cost: $25,532
Average salary: $36,800
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Top liberal arts colleges in Virginia 2018

University of Richmond

University of Richmond, VA

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.

Top liberal arts colleges in Virginia 2018

University of Richmond

University of Richmond, VA

Total undergraduates: 3,910
Acceptance rate: 32%
Average annual cost: $22,400
Average salary: $60,700
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Top liberal arts colleges in Virginia 2018

Virginia Military Institute

Lexington, VA

Top liberal arts colleges in Virginia 2018

Virginia Military Institute

Lexington, VA

Total undergraduates: 1,762
Acceptance rate: 50%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $63,200
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Top liberal arts colleges in Virginia 2018

Virginia Wesleyan College

Norfolk, VA

Top liberal arts 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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Top liberal arts colleges in Virginia 2018

Washington and Lee University

Lexington, VA

Top liberal arts colleges in Virginia 2018

Washington and Lee University

Lexington, VA

Total undergraduates: 1,867
Acceptance rate: 23%
Average annual cost: $23,867
Average salary: $72,300
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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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