Virginia Public Colleges

List of Public Colleges and Universities in Virginia

There are 39 public colleges and universities in Virginia enrolling 367,943 students. Explore the list below to find the public college match for you. Public college tend to be larger in size and more affordable than private schools when attended by students with Virginia state residency.  Virginia is home to popular public schools like Virginia Tech, University of Virginia Main Campus, George Mason University and James Madison University.


39 results

Virginia Tech
V
Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#20 Best Public Universities in America

  • 37,279enrollment
  • $20,247net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1410SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.97Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

University of Virginia Main Campus
V
Charlottesville, VA

University of Virginia Main Campus

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Public Universities in America

  • 26,005enrollment
  • $19,043net price
  • 21%acceptance rate
  • 1380-1500SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.85Estimated Avg GPA

George Mason University
G
Fairfax, VA

George Mason University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#5 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 38,628enrollment
  • $18,285net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1350SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.68Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

James Madison University
J
Harrisonburg, VA

James Madison University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#7 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 22,166enrollment
  • $18,592net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1310SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.57Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

College of William and Mary
W
Williamsburg, VA

College of William and Mary

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#3 Best Public Universities in America

  • 9,517enrollment
  • $18,588net price
  • 37%acceptance rate
  • 1360-1520SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.85Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 2

Old Dominion University
O
Norfolk, VA

Old Dominion University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#10 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 23,494enrollment
  • $17,162net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1220SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

Virginia Commonwealth University
V
Richmond, VA

Virginia Commonwealth University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#9 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 28,594enrollment
  • $20,566net price
  • 93%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1300SAT range
  • 20-29ACT range
  • 3.75Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 18

Virginia State University
V
HBCU
Petersburg, VA

Virginia State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 4,300enrollment
  • $18,332net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • 830-1040SAT range
  • 15-21ACT range
  • 2.85Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

Radford University
R
Radford, VA

Radford University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#11 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 8,998enrollment
  • $15,747net price
  • 95%acceptance rate
  • 950-1150SAT range
  • 19-23ACT range
  • 3.31Avg GPA

Christopher Newport University
C
Newport News, VA

Christopher Newport University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#8 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 4,584enrollment
  • $25,393net price
  • 89%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1320SAT range
  • 25-29ACT range
  • 3.79Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

Northern Virginia Community College
N
Annandale, VA

Northern Virginia Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 49,560enrollment
  • $9,153net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Norfolk State University
N
HBCU
Norfolk, VA

Norfolk State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#15 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 5,458enrollment
  • $15,657net price
  • 89%acceptance rate
  • 860-1083SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
  • 2.9Avg GPA

Applications Due May 31

Virginia Military Institute
V
Lexington, VA

Virginia Military Institute

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#4 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 1,652enrollment
  • $18,969net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1300SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.65Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

University of Mary Washington
M
Fredericksburg, VA

University of Mary Washington

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#6 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 3,956enrollment
  • $22,569net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1320SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
  • 3.71Avg GPA

Longwood University
L
Farmville, VA

Longwood University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 4,612enrollment
  • $21,446net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1170SAT range
  • 16-24ACT range
  • 3.59Avg GPA

Tidewater Community College
T
Norfolk, VA

Tidewater Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 16,797enrollment
  • $7,141net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

J Sargeant Reynolds Community College
J
Richmond, VA
 

J Sargeant Reynolds Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 7,252enrollment
  • $6,303net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

John Tyler Community College
J
Chester, VA
 

John Tyler Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 8,558enrollment
  • $6,086net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA