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Number of
4-year liberal arts colleges in Virginia

49,408

Students attending
4-year liberal arts colleges in Virginia

$33,214

Average
in-state tuition

$37,421

Average
out-of-state tuition

Top liberal arts colleges in Virginia 2018

Emory & Henry College

Emory, VA

168 US News

Top liberal arts colleges in Virginia 2018

Emory & Henry College

Emory, VA

Total undergraduates: 1,024
Acceptance rate: 69%
Average annual cost: $21,160
Average salary: $38,300
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Top liberal arts colleges in Virginia 2018

Hampden-Sydney College

Hampden-Sydney, VA

96 US News

Top liberal arts colleges in Virginia 2018

Hampden-Sydney College

Hampden-Sydney, VA

Total undergraduates: 1,054
Acceptance rate: 55%
Average annual cost: $33,210
Average salary: $48,700
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Top liberal arts colleges in Virginia 2018

Hollins University

Roanoke, VA

112 US News

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

138 US News
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: 691
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

126 US News

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

138 US News

Top liberal arts colleges in Virginia 2018

Roanoke College

Salem, VA

Total undergraduates: 2,087
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

134 US News

Top liberal arts colleges in Virginia 2018

Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar, VA

Total undergraduates: 406
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

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.

Top liberal arts colleges in Virginia 2018

University of Richmond

University of Richmond, VA

Total undergraduates: 3,815
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

65 US News

Top liberal arts colleges in Virginia 2018

Virginia Military Institute

Lexington, VA

Total undergraduates: 1,766
Acceptance rate: 50%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $63,200
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Top liberal arts colleges in Virginia 2018

Washington and Lee University

Lexington, VA

10 US News

Top liberal arts colleges in Virginia 2018

Washington and Lee University

Lexington, VA

Total undergraduates: 1,855
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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