The Best Value Virginia Colleges

Best Value Colleges in Virginia for 2022

Explore the colleges that provide the best value for your money in Virginia based on academic quality, outcomes, net price and financial aid. The rankings are calculated using ratings from the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges ranking but additionally factors in the typical price paid by students to identify the colleges that offer the best deals. Leading the list for 2022 as the overall best value college in Virginia is University of Richmond. The highest value public state college is University of Virginia Main Campus. Learn how the Best Value Colleges are calculated and ranked on our methodology page.


28 results

University of Richmond
R
University of Richmond, VA
University of Richmond

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#1 Best Value in Virginia

  • 4,056enrollment
  • $25,700net price
  • 31%acceptance rate
  • 1280-1460SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 3.67Avg Weighted 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 Value in Virginia

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

Applications Due Jan 1

Washington and Lee University
W
Lexington, VA
Washington and Lee University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#3 Best Value in Virginia

  • 2,183enrollment
  • $27,148net price
  • 25%acceptance rate
  • 1350-1500SAT range
  • 32-34ACT range
  • 3.87Estimated Avg GPA

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

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#4 Best Value in Virginia

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

Applications Due Jan 1

Eastern Mennonite University
E
Harrisonburg, VA
Eastern Mennonite University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Value in Virginia

  • 1,394enrollment
  • $22,766net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 980-1230SAT range
  • 22-30ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

Roanoke College
R
Salem, VA
Roanoke College

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#6 Best Value in Virginia

  • 1,920enrollment
  • $27,975net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1240SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.55Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Randolph Macon College
R
Ashland, VA
Randolph Macon College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Value in Virginia

  • 1,554enrollment
  • $26,061net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1218SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

George Mason University
G
Fairfax, VA
George Mason University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#8 Best Value in Virginia

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

Applications Due Jan 15

Marymount University
M
Arlington, VA
Marymount University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Value in Virginia

  • 3,294enrollment
  • $24,224net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 970-1170SAT range
  • 20-28ACT range
  • 3.3Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

Virginia Tech
V
Blacksburg, VA
Virginia Tech

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#10 Best Value in Virginia

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

Applications Due Feb 1

Virginia Military Institute
V
Lexington, VA
Virginia Military Institute

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#11 Best Value in Virginia

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

James Madison University
J
Harrisonburg, VA
James Madison University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#12 Best Value in Virginia

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

Virginia Commonwealth University
V
Richmond, VA
Virginia Commonwealth University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#13 Best Value in Virginia

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

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

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#14 Best Value in Virginia

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

Applications Due Feb 1

Shenandoah University
S
Winchester, VA
Shenandoah University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#15 Best Value in Virginia

  • 4,174enrollment
  • $31,089net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1230SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.55Avg GPA

Bridgewater College
B
Bridgewater, VA
Bridgewater College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#16 Best Value in Virginia

  • 1,597enrollment
  • $20,318net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 980-1170SAT range
  • 17-27ACT range
  • 3.56Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

Regent University
R
Virginia Beach, VA
Regent University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#17 Best Value in Virginia

  • 10,483enrollment
  • $14,785net price
  • 50%acceptance rate
  • 940-1220SAT range
  • 21-29ACT range
  • 3.4Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Emory and Henry College
E
Emory, VA
Emory and Henry College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#18 Best Value in Virginia

  • 1,230enrollment
  • $17,715net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 960-1150SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1