The Best Virginia Colleges

The Best Colleges in Virginia for 2022

These are the top ranked public and private four-year colleges in Virginia as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the list for 2022 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.


28 results

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

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#1 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

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

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

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

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

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

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

Eastern Mennonite University
E
Harrisonburg, VA
Eastern Mennonite University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

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

Applications Due Jun 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

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

Roanoke College
R
Salem, VA
Roanoke College

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#4 Best Private Colleges 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

#5 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

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

Applications Due Mar 1

Shenandoah University
S
Winchester, VA
Shenandoah University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

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

Marymount University
M
Arlington, VA
Marymount University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Private Colleges 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 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 Wesleyan College
V
Norfolk, VA
Virginia Wesleyan College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

  • 1,347enrollment
  • $23,512net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 960-1190SAT range
  • 20-29ACT range
  • 3.42Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

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

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

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

Applications Due Mar 1

Bridgewater College
B
Bridgewater, VA
Bridgewater College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

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

Applications Due Jun 1