The Best Virginia Colleges

The Best Colleges in Virginia for 2021

These are the top ranked public and private four-year colleges in Virginia as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the list for 2021 as the best overall college in Virginia is Washington and Lee University. The top rated public state college is College of William and Mary. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


34 results

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

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#1 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

  • 2,223enrollment
  • $23,301net price
  • 19%acceptance rate
  • 1360-1500SAT range
  • 32-34ACT range
  • 3.87*Avg GPA
University of Richmond
R
University of Richmond, VA
University of Richmond

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Virginia

  • 4,002enrollment
  • $25,282net price
  • 28%acceptance rate
  • 1290-1460SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 3.81*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

  • 8,817enrollment
  • $18,551net price
  • 38%acceptance rate
  • 1320-1510SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 4.12Avg GPA
University of Virginia Main Campus
V
Charlottesville, VA
University of Virginia Main Campus

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#25 Best Value Colleges in America

  • 24,639enrollment
  • $17,579net price
  • 24%acceptance rate
  • 1340-1520SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 4.22Avg GPA
Virginia Tech
V
Blacksburg, VA
Virginia Tech

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#3 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 34,683enrollment
  • $18,449net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1390SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.95Avg GPA
Virginia Military Institute
V
Lexington, VA
Virginia Military Institute

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#4 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 1,685enrollment
  • $13,428net price
  • 60%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1270SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA
Hampden Sydney College
H
Hampden-Sydney, VA
Hampden Sydney College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#3 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

  • 1,072enrollment
  • $34,853net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1320SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA
George Mason University
G
Fairfax, VA
George Mason University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#5 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 37,316enrollment
  • $20,157net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1320SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.66Avg GPA
James Madison University
J
Harrisonburg, VA
James Madison University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#6 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 21,751enrollment
  • $18,708net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1290SAT range
  • 23-28ACT range
  • 3.57*Avg GPA
Eastern Mennonite University
E
Harrisonburg, VA
Eastern Mennonite University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

  • 1,444enrollment
  • $24,936net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 980-1220SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
University of Mary Washington
M
Fredericksburg, VA
University of Mary Washington

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 4,727enrollment
  • $21,640net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1280SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.51Avg GPA
Roanoke College
R
Salem, VA
Roanoke College

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#5 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

  • 2,014enrollment
  • $27,180net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1260SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.44Avg GPA
Christopher Newport University
C
Newport News, VA
Christopher Newport University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#8 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 4,957enrollment
  • $25,443net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1280SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA
Shenandoah University
S
Winchester, VA
Shenandoah University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

  • 3,817enrollment
  • $29,311net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1200SAT range
  • 18-26ACT range
  • 3.39Avg GPA
Virginia Commonwealth University
V
Richmond, VA
Virginia Commonwealth University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 30,697enrollment
  • $20,968net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1260SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.58Avg GPA
Randolph Macon College
R
Ashland, VA
Randolph Macon College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

  • 1,488enrollment
  • $27,429net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1240SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.57Avg GPA
Marymount University
M
Arlington, VA
 
Marymount University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

  • 3,418enrollment
  • $27,843net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 940-1190SAT range
  • 16-25ACT range
  • 3.23Avg GPA
Jefferson College of Health Sciences
J
Roanoke, VA
 
Jefferson College of Health Sciences

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

  • 1,128enrollment
  • $30,679net price
  • 28%acceptance rate
  • 908-1113SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 3.38Avg GPA