Best Virginia Colleges

Ranking top Colleges and Universities in Virginia for 2022

There are 95 colleges and universities in Virginia enrolling 534,291 students. Explore the list of top colleges in Virginia below to begin your college search. The CollegeSimply rankings are objective and data-driven in order to help you find good matches for you. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page. Whether you're searching for a good public, private or community college, this guide to universities in Virginia offers a comprehensive view to the state's higher education options.

 Virginia is home to nationally ranked institutions like Washington and Lee University, University of Richmond, College of William and Mary and University of Virginia Main Campus. The highest ranked college in Virginia is Washington and Lee University and the top rated public state college is College of William and Mary.

Local college options can be explored in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake and Arlington or other cities.


95 results

List of the Best Virginia Colleges

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

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#1 Best 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

#2 Best Colleges in Virginia

  • 4,056enrollment
  • $25,700net price
  • 31%acceptance rate
  • 1280-1460SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 3.67Avg Weighted GPA
College of William and Mary
W
Williamsburg, VA
College of William and Mary

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Virginia

  • 8,939enrollment
  • $18,588net price
  • 42%acceptance rate
  • 1300-1490SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 4.28Avg Weighted GPA
University of Virginia Main Campus
V
Charlottesville, VA
University of Virginia Main Campus

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Colleges in Virginia

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

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#5 Best Colleges in Virginia

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

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#6 Best Colleges 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

#7 Best Colleges in Virginia

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

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#8 Best Colleges in Virginia

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

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#9 Best Colleges 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

#10 Best Colleges in Virginia

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

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#11 Best Colleges in Virginia

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

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Colleges in Virginia

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

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best 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

#14 Best Colleges in Virginia

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

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#15 Best Colleges 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

#16 Best Colleges in Virginia

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

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#17 Best Colleges in Virginia

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

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#18 Best Colleges in Virginia

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