Virginia Public Colleges

List of Public Colleges and Universities in Virginia

There are 39 public colleges and universities in Virginia enrolling 375,841 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

#24 Best Public Universities in America

  • 37,024enrollment
  • $20,247net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1370SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.96Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

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

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Public Universities in America

  • 25,628enrollment
  • $19,043net price
  • 23%acceptance rate
  • 1320-1510SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 4.31Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

George Mason University
G
Fairfax, VA
George Mason University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#5 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 38,541enrollment
  • $18,285net price
  • 89%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1300SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.66Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

James Madison University
J
Harrisonburg, VA
James Madison University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#6 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 21,594enrollment
  • $18,592net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1280SAT range
  • 23-28ACT range
  • 3.57Estimated Avg GPA

College of William and Mary
W
Williamsburg, VA
College of William and Mary

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#3 Best Public Universities in America

  • 8,939enrollment
  • $18,588net price
  • 42%acceptance rate
  • 1300-1490SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 4.28Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

Old Dominion University
O
Norfolk, VA
Old Dominion University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 24,286enrollment
  • $17,162net price
  • 95%acceptance rate
  • 960-1170SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 15

Virginia Commonwealth University
V
Richmond, VA
Virginia Commonwealth University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#8 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 29,070enrollment
  • $20,566net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1250SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.72Avg GPA

Virginia State University
V
HBCU
Petersburg, VA
Virginia State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 4,020enrollment
  • $18,332net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • 820-1000SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
  • 2.85Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

Radford University
R
Radford, VA
Radford University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 10,695enrollment
  • $15,747net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.32Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 1

Christopher Newport University
C
Newport News, VA
Christopher Newport University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

 

  • 4,868enrollment
  • $25,393net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.82Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Northern Virginia Community College
N
Annandale, VA
Northern Virginia Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 52,873enrollment
  • $9,153net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

Norfolk State University
N
HBCU
Norfolk, VA
Norfolk State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 5,457enrollment
  • $15,657net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 840-1020SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
  • 2.9Avg GPA

Virginia Military Institute
V
Lexington, VA
Virginia Military Institute

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#4 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 1,698enrollment
  • $18,969net price
  • 60%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1260SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.63Avg GPA

University of Mary Washington
M
Fredericksburg, VA
University of Mary Washington

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#7 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 4,293enrollment
  • $22,569net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1270SAT range
  • 23-30ACT range
  • 3.64Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

Longwood University
L
Farmville, VA
Longwood University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 4,841enrollment
  • $21,446net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 960-1140SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.52Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Tidewater Community College
T
Norfolk, VA
Tidewater Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 16,769enrollment
  • $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

 

  • 7,759enrollment
  • $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

 

  • 9,440enrollment
  • $6,086net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1