Top Rated Virginia Public Colleges

The Best Public Colleges in Virginia for 2021

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


14 results

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
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
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
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
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
The University of Virginia's College at Wise
V
Wise, VA
The University of Virginia's College at Wise

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 2,065enrollment
  • $10,432net price
  • 59%acceptance rate
  • 970-1160SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.34Avg GPA
Old Dominion University
O
Norfolk, VA
Old Dominion University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 24,176enrollment
  • $16,681net price
  • 89%acceptance rate
  • 980-1180SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.26Avg GPA
Longwood University
L
Farmville, VA
Longwood University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 4,911enrollment
  • $19,636net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 960-1150SAT range
  • 17-24ACT range
  • 3.37Avg GPA
Virginia State University
V
HBCU
Petersburg, VA
Virginia State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 4,385enrollment
  • $18,034net price
  • 95%acceptance rate
  • 830-1010SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
  • 2.8Avg GPA
Norfolk State University
N
HBCU
Norfolk, VA
Norfolk State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 5,204enrollment
  • $12,645net price
  • 92%acceptance rate
  • 860-1040SAT range
  • 15-21ACT range
  • 2.92Avg GPA