Top Virginia Colleges Comparison

Virginia Colleges Rankings and Academic Comparison

Next table compares the 2020 Top Virginia Colleges in perspective of admission rate, college costs, completion rates, test scores, and more academic characteristicsThe schools are ranked and selected by our ranking method and only qualified schools are included in the ranking. See our ranking methodology for State best schools
There are 15 public and 29 private schools in 2020 Top Virginia Colleges. The average acceptance rate of 2020 Top Virginia Colleges is 67.64% and the average admission yield is 24.12%.The average tuition & fees of the 2020 Top Virginia Colleges is $30,239 based on out-of-state rate. The average graduation rate is 56.49% and the average student to faculty ratio is 13.32:1 (7.51%). In average, 8,377 students are attending to one of the schools.
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2020 Top Virginia Colleges Comparison Table
RankNameScoreAcceptance RateYieldTuition & FeesTest ScoresStudent PopulationStudent: Faculty
1 Lexington, VAPrivate, 4 Years89.5 21.2 % 38.3 % $54,830 1,419 SAT
97 ACT
2,223 8:1
2 Charlottesville, VAPublic, 4 Years88.9 26.4 % 38.9 % $50,900 1,415 SAT
96 ACT
24,639 15:1
3 University of Richmond, VAPrivate, 4 Years88.0 30.2 % 23.2 % $54,690 1,375 SAT
32 ACT
4,002 8:1
4 Williamsburg, VAPublic, 4 Years87.3 36.9 % 28.6 % $46,854 1,400 SAT
94 ACT
8,817 11:1
5 Blacksburg, VAPublic, 4 Years86.9 64.8 % 30.3 % $32,835 1,285 SAT
84 ACT
34,683 14:1
6 Lexington, VAPublic, 4 Years86.1 51.3 % 52.4 % $45,962 1,205 SAT
77 ACT
1,685 10:1
7 Harrisonburg, VAPublic, 4 Years85.9 71.1 % 27.6 % $29,106 1,205 SAT
26 ACT
21,751 16:1
8 Newport News, VAPublic, 4 Years85.7 67.8 % 24.4 % $27,790 1,195 SAT
26 ACT
4,957 14:1
9 Wise, VAPublic, 4 Years85.6 77.4 % 48.4 % $28,661 1,040 SAT
63 ACT
2,065 11:1
10 Fairfax, VAPublic, 4 Years85.6 81.1 % 23.4 % $36,024 1,220 SAT
80 ACT
37,316 17:1
11 Sweet Briar, VAPrivate, 4 Years85.3 75.7 % 22.2 % $22,020 1,100 SAT
68 ACT
337 7:1
12 Ashland, VAPrivate, 4 Years85.1 67.1 % 21.5 % $42,550 1,130 SAT
70 ACT
1,488 11:1
13 Hampden-Sydney, VAPrivate, 4 Years85.1 59.0 % 17.9 % $46,890 1,150 SAT
71 ACT
1,072 11:1
14 Harrisonburg, VAPrivate, 4 Years85.1 59.2 % 27.1 % $38,230 1,115 SAT
77 ACT
1,444 9:1
15 Roanoke, VAPrivate, 4 Years84.9 63.9 % 8.5 % $40,010 1,175 SAT
76 ACT
805 10:1
16 Richmond, VAPublic, 4 Years84.8 86.2 % 31.7 % $35,904 1,165 SAT
72 ACT
30,697 18:1
17 Emory, VAPrivate, 4 Years84.8 69.5 % 23.2 % $35,100 1,070 SAT
62 ACT
1,246 10:1
18 Arlington, VAPrivate, 4 Years84.8 90.9 % 16.2 % $33,330 1,065 SAT
61 ACT
3,418 13:1
19 Bridgewater, VAPrivate, 4 Years84.5 66.1 % 14.0 % $36,600 1,075 SAT
64 ACT
1,857 14:1
20 Fredericksburg, VAPublic, 4 Years84.5 71.8 % 22.3 % $29,696 1,160 SAT
74 ACT
4,727 14:1
21 Winchester, VAPrivate, 4 Years84.5 70.3 % 28.3 % $33,180 1,085 SAT
69 ACT
3,817 11:1
22 Virginia Beach, VAPrivate, 4 Years84.5 81.7 % 19.5 % $18,620 1,036 SAT
66 ACT
9,889 47:1
23 Norfolk, VAPublic, 4 Years84.4 87.0 % 27.4 % $30,840 1,095 SAT
63 ACT
24,176 17:1
24 Petersburg, VAPublic, 4 Years84.3 91.1 % 14.6 % $20,909 925 SAT
53 ACT
4,385 13:1
25 Lynchburg, VAPrivate, 4 Years84.2 86.7 % 12.2 % $41,131 1,075 SAT
63 ACT
626 9:1
26 Buena Vista, VAPrivate, 4 Years84.1 69.2 % 47.0 % $17,280 1,099 SAT
67 ACT
1,023 15:1
27 Salem, VAPrivate, 4 Years84.1 72.5 % 15.5 % $45,559 1,135 SAT
73 ACT
2,014 11:1
28 Staunton, VAPrivate, 4 Years84.0 99.9 % 5.8 % $31,110 1,040 SAT
62 ACT
1,902 10:1
29 Farmville, VAPublic, 4 Years83.9 89.1 % 21.9 % $29,480 1,065 SAT
21 ACT
4,911 14:1
30 Lynchburg, VAPrivate, 4 Years83.8 55.5 % 28.9 % $22,747 1,085 SAT
73 ACT
79,152 18:1
31 Lynchburg, VAPrivate, 4 Years83.3 - - $40,690 - 3,081 11:1
32 Virginia Beach, VAPrivate, 4 Years83.3 72.2 % 37.8 % $16,639 - 12,947 11:1
33 Hampton, VAPrivate, 4 Years83.2 43.8 % 10.7 % $28,024 - 4,321 13:1
34 Richmond, VAPrivate, 4 Years83.2 43.8 % 6.6 % $17,861 876 SAT
48 ACT
1,552 16:1
35 Norfolk, VAPublic, 4 Years83.2 89.7 % 16.4 % $20,790 945 SAT
19 ACT
5,204 16:1
36 Virginia Beach, VAPrivate, 4 Years83.0 70.4 % 18.9 % $36,860 1,080 SAT
66 ACT
1,437 12:1
37 Radford, VAPublic, 4 Years82.6 74.6 % 16.7 % $23,432 - 9,335 16:1
38 Arlington, VAPrivate, 4 Years82.0 - - $13,515 - 5,520 37:1
39 Arlington, VAPrivate, 4 Years81.9 - - $13,704 - 577 5:1
40 Virginia Beach, VAPrivate, 4 Years81.7 - - $17,014 - 477 9:1
41 Fairfax, VAPrivate, 4 Years81.4 - - $15,135 - 2,096 8:1
42 Lynchburg, VAPrivate, 4 Years80.9 - - $9,000 - 298 15:1
43 Glen Allen, VAPrivate, 4 Years80.5 - - $9,552 - 113 4:1
44 Arlington, VAPrivate, 4 Years80.3 - - $9,450 - 507 7:1
Average84.3 67.6 % 24.1 % $30,239 1,137 SAT
64 ACT
8,377 13.3:1
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