Best Virginia Colleges

Ranking top Colleges and Universities in Virginia for 2020

There are 95 colleges and universities in Virginia enrolling 528,117 students. Explore the list of top colleges in Virginia below to begin your college search. The CollegeSimply rankings are objective and data-driven in order to help you find good matches for you. Ranking methodology is outlined on the data discussion page. Whether you're searching for a good public, private or community college, this guide to universities in Virginia offers a comprehensive view to the state's higher education options.

Virginia is home to nationally ranked institutions like University of Virginia Main Campus, Washington and Lee University, College of William and Mary and University of Richmond. The highest ranked college in Virginia is University of Virginia Main Campus and the top rated public state college is also University of Virginia Main Campus.

Local college options can be explored in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake and Arlington or other cities.

95 results found

List of the Best Virginia Colleges

University of Virginia Main Campus
V
Charlottesville, VA
University of Virginia Main Campus

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#1 Best Colleges in Virginia

  • 24,639enrollment
  • $16,594net price
  • 26%acceptance rate
  • 1330-1500SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 4.22Avg GPA
Washington and Lee University
W
Lexington, VA
Washington and Lee University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Virginia

  • 2,223enrollment
  • $25,029net price
  • 21%acceptance rate
  • 1350-1490SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.87*Avg GPA
College of William and Mary
W
Williamsburg, VA
College of William and Mary

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Virginia

  • 8,817enrollment
  • $17,415net price
  • 37%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1490SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 4.12Avg GPA
University of Richmond
R
University of Richmond, VA
University of Richmond

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#4 Best Colleges in Virginia

  • 4,002enrollment
  • $24,575net price
  • 30%acceptance rate
  • 1290-1460SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 3.81*Avg GPA
Virginia Military Institute
V
Lexington, VA
Virginia Military Institute

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#5 Best Colleges in Virginia

  • 1,685enrollment
  • $16,085net price
  • 51%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1310SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA
Virginia Tech
V
Blacksburg, VA
Virginia Tech

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#6 Best Colleges in Virginia

  • 34,683enrollment
  • $18,700net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1390SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.95Avg GPA
Eastern Mennonite University
E
Harrisonburg, VA
Eastern Mennonite University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Colleges in Virginia

  • 1,444enrollment
  • $23,952net price
  • 59%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1230SAT range
  • 21-31ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
Hampden Sydney College
H
Hampden-Sydney, VA
Hampden Sydney College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#8 Best Colleges in Virginia

  • 1,072enrollment
  • $32,402net price
  • 59%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1250SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA
James Madison University
J
Harrisonburg, VA
James Madison University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#9 Best Colleges in Virginia

  • 21,751enrollment
  • $16,154net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1290SAT range
  • 23-28ACT range
  • 3.57*Avg GPA
Hollins University
H
Roanoke, VA
Hollins University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Colleges in Virginia

  • 805enrollment
  • $19,520net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1280SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
University of Mary Washington
M
Fredericksburg, VA
University of Mary Washington

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Colleges in Virginia

  • 4,727enrollment
  • $20,182net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1270SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.51Avg GPA
Christopher Newport University
C
Newport News, VA
Christopher Newport University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#12 Best Colleges in Virginia

  • 4,957enrollment
  • $22,770net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1280SAT range
  • 23-28ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA
Roanoke College
R
Salem, VA
Roanoke College

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#13 Best Colleges in Virginia

  • 2,014enrollment
  • $29,573net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1230SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.44Avg GPA
George Mason University
G
Fairfax, VA
George Mason University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#14 Best Colleges in Virginia

  • 37,316enrollment
  • $18,629net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1320SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.66Avg GPA
Randolph Macon College
R
Ashland, VA
Randolph Macon College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#15 Best Colleges in Virginia

  • 1,488enrollment
  • $26,575net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1240SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.57Avg GPA
Liberty University
L
Lynchburg, VA
Liberty University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#16 Best Colleges in Virginia

  • 79,152enrollment
  • $26,954net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 970-1200SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.37Avg GPA
Sweet Briar College
S
Sweet Briar, VA
 
Sweet Briar College

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

#17 Best Colleges in Virginia

  • 337enrollment
  • $22,050net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 990-1210SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.51Avg GPA
Bridgewater College
B
Bridgewater, VA
Bridgewater College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#18 Best Colleges in Virginia

  • 1,857enrollment
  • $19,957net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 980-1170SAT range
  • 18-26ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA