Top Rated Virginia Private Colleges

The Best Private Colleges in Virginia for 2023

These are the top ranked private four-year colleges in Virginia. Leading the rankings for 2023 as the highest ranked private college in Virginia is Washington and Lee University. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


16 results

Washington and Lee University
W
Lexington, VA

Washington and Lee University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#1 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

  • 2,238enrollment
  • $27,148net price
  • 19%acceptance rate
  • 1410-1530SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.87Estimated Avg GPA

University of Richmond
R
University of Richmond, VA

University of Richmond

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Virginia

  • 3,890enrollment
  • $25,700net price
  • 29%acceptance rate
  • 1280-1460SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 3.71Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Eastern Mennonite University
E
Harrisonburg, VA

Eastern Mennonite University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

  • 1,342enrollment
  • $22,766net price
  • 95%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1590SAT range
  • 25-34ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

Roanoke College
R
Salem, VA

Roanoke College

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#4 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

  • 1,863enrollment
  • $27,975net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1230SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.56Avg 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

  • 1,501enrollment
  • $26,061net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1218SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Marymount University
M
Arlington, VA

Marymount University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

  • 3,555enrollment
  • $24,224net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 970-1170SAT range
  • 20-28ACT range
  • 3.38Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

Shenandoah University
S
Winchester, VA

Shenandoah University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

  • 4,287enrollment
  • $31,089net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1230SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA

Virginia Wesleyan College
V
Norfolk, VA

Virginia Wesleyan College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

  • 1,324enrollment
  • $23,512net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1380SAT range
  • 27-31ACT range
  • 3.39Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

Bridgewater College
B
Bridgewater, VA

Bridgewater College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

  • 1,463enrollment
  • $20,318net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 1065-1250SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

Averett University
A
Danville, VA

Averett University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#10 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

  • 1,336enrollment
  • $23,855net price
  • 48%acceptance rate
  • 910-1155SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.07Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

Emory and Henry College
E
Emory, VA

Emory and Henry College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

  • 1,372enrollment
  • $17,715net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 960-1150SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Regent University
R
Virginia Beach, VA

Regent University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

  • 10,330enrollment
  • $14,785net price
  • 41%acceptance rate
  • 960-1230SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.34Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Liberty University
L
Lynchburg, VA

Liberty University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#13 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

  • 94,709enrollment
  • $28,762net price
  • 99%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1250SAT range
  • 21-29ACT range
  • 3.56Avg GPA

Virginia Union University
V
HBCU
Richmond, VA

Virginia Union University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

  • 1,730enrollment
  • $18,722net price
  • 94%acceptance rate
  • 756-893SAT range
  • 14-17ACT range
  • 2.71Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 15

Mary Baldwin College
M
Staunton, VA

Mary Baldwin College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#15 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

  • 2,142enrollment
  • $18,741net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • 940-1120SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.57Avg GPA

Southern Virginia University
S
Buena Vista, VA

Southern Virginia University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#16 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

  • 1,170enrollment
  • $22,496net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • 1018-1226SAT range
  • 17-26ACT range
  • 3.19Avg GPA