List of 63 best universities in Virginia

We ranked 63 best universities in Virginia based on their reputation, research performance, and alumni impact. We processed 14.8M citations received by 397K publications made by 63 universities in Virginia, measured the popularity of 2,550 recognized alumni, and utilized the largest available links database (to compare non-academic prominence).

  1. University of Virginia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    24%
    Average SAT
    1430
    Average ACT
    32
    Receiving Aid
    57%
  2. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    70%
    Average SAT
    1285
    Average ACT
    28
    Receiving Aid
    65%
  3. George Mason University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    87%
    Average SAT
    1215
    Average ACT
    27
    Receiving Aid
    74%
  4. Virginia Commonwealth University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    87%
    Average SAT
    1165
    Average ACT
    25
    Receiving Aid
    81%
  5. College of William and Mary logo
    Acceptance Rate
    38%
    Average SAT
    1415
    Average ACT
    32
    Receiving Aid
    56%
  6. Old Dominion University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    89%
    Average SAT
    1080
    Average ACT
    21
    Receiving Aid
    94%
  7. James Madison University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    77%
    Average SAT
    1205
    Average ACT
    26
    Receiving Aid
    62%
  8. University of Richmond logo
    Acceptance Rate
    28%
    Average SAT
    1375
    Average ACT
    32
    Net Price
    $25,282
  9. Washington and Lee University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    19%
    Average SAT
    1430
    Average ACT
    33
    Net Price
    $23,301
  10. Eastern Virginia Medical School logo
    Acceptance Rate
    7%
    Enrollment
    1,275
    Male:Female
    41:59
    Founded
    1973
  11. Hampton University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    36%
    Net Price
    $27,441
    Receiving Aid
    96%
    Average Aid
    $14,899
  12. Liberty University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    51%
    Average SAT
    1150
    Average ACT
    25
    Net Price
    $28,181
  13. Radford University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Receiving Aid
    88%
    Average Aid
    $9,426
    Enrollment
    11,870
  14. University of Mary Washington logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Average SAT
    1180
    Average ACT
    26
    Receiving Aid
    92%
  15. Regent University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    86%
    Average SAT
    1105
    Average ACT
    22
    Net Price
    $15,062
  16. Christopher Newport University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    72%
    Average SAT
    1195
    Average ACT
    25
    Receiving Aid
    75%
  17. Norfolk State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    92%
    Average SAT
    950
    Average ACT
    18
    Receiving Aid
    78%
  18. Virginia Military Institute logo
    Acceptance Rate
    60%
    Average SAT
    1180
    Average ACT
    25
    Receiving Aid
    92%
  19. Virginia State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Average SAT
    920
    Average ACT
    18
    Receiving Aid
    92%
  20. Longwood University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    90%
    Average SAT
    1055
    Average ACT
    21
    Receiving Aid
    90%
  21. Sweet Briar College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    79%
    Average SAT
    1110
    Average ACT
    24
    Net Price
    $25,859
  22. Shenandoah University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    74%
    Average SAT
    1100
    Average ACT
    22
    Net Price
    $29,311
  23. Roanoke College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Average SAT
    1155
    Average ACT
    25
    Net Price
    $27,180
  24. University of Lynchburg logo
    Acceptance Rate
    91%
    Average SAT
    1070
    Average ACT
    22
    Net Price
    $24,987
  25. Hampden-Sydney College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    57%
    Average SAT
    1190
    Average ACT
    24
    Net Price
    $34,853
  26. Marymount University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    81%
    Average SAT
    1065
    Average ACT
    21
    Net Price
    $27,843
  27. Hollins University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    71%
    Average SAT
    1185
    Average ACT
    26
    Net Price
    $20,457
  28. Randolph-Macon College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    71%
    Average SAT
    1145
    Average ACT
    23
    Net Price
    $27,429
  29. Eastern Mennonite University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Average SAT
    1100
    Average ACT
    23
    Net Price
    $24,936
  30. Bridgewater College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    67%
    Average SAT
    1070
    Average ACT
    22
    Net Price
    $18,727
  31. Emory & Henry College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    73%
    Average SAT
    1065
    Average ACT
    22
    Net Price
    $20,653
  32. Ferrum College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    73%
    Average SAT
    960
    Average ACT
    19
    Net Price
    $23,010
  33. Mary Baldwin University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    84%
    Average SAT
    1030
    Average ACT
    20
    Net Price
    $17,879
  34. Randolph College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    90%
    Average SAT
    1075
    Average ACT
    22
    Net Price
    $26,802
  35. Virginia Wesleyan University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    77%
    Average SAT
    1065
    Average ACT
    24
    Net Price
    $25,000
  36. Virginia Union University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    63%
    Average SAT
    850
    Average ACT
    16
    Net Price
    $21,417
  37. University of Virginia's College at Wise logo
    Acceptance Rate
    59%
    Average SAT
    1065
    Average ACT
    22
    Receiving Aid
    98%
  38. Averett University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Average SAT
    960
    Average ACT
    18
    Net Price
    $24,013
  39. University of Management and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Net Price
    $11,207
    Receiving Aid
    60%
    Average Aid
    $5,418
  40. Enrollment
    1,995
    Male:Female
    47:53
  41. Enrollment
    165
    Male:Female
    41:59
  42. Bluefield College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    99%
    Average SAT
    985
    Average ACT
    19
    Net Price
    $23,054
  43. ECPI University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    74%
    Net Price
    $20,216
    Receiving Aid
    84%
    Average Aid
    $6,185
  44. Southern Virginia University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    98%
    Average SAT
    1083
    Average ACT
    23
    Net Price
    $20,816
  45. Stratford University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Net Price
    $14,339
    Receiving Aid
    25%
    Average Aid
    $7,054
  46. Appalachian College of Pharmacy logo
    Enrollment
    216
    Male:Female
    45:55
    Founded
    2003
  47. Virginia International University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    92%
    Net Price
    $19,632
    Receiving Aid
    5%
    Average Aid
    $4,048
  48. University of the Potomac - Virginia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Net Price
    $21,564
    Receiving Aid
    20%
    Average Aid
    $2,950
  49. Acceptance Rate
    24%
    Net Price
    $23,210
    Receiving Aid
    50%
    Average Aid
    $6,110
  50. Appalachian School of Law logo
    Acceptance Rate
    63%
    Enrollment
    164
    Male:Female
    48:52
  51. Enrollment
    340
    Male:Female
    38:62
  52. Acceptance Rate
    91%
    Net Price
    $21,489
    Receiving Aid
    98%
    Average Aid
    $3,519
  53. American National University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Net Price
    $23,545
    Receiving Aid
    89%
    Average Aid
    $5,649
  54. Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Net Price
    $19,167
    Receiving Aid
    17%
    Average Aid
    $3,555
  55. Enrollment
    370
    Male:Female
    9:91
  56. Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Net Price
    $16,777
    Receiving Aid
    59%
    Average Aid
    $2,259
  57. Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Net Price
    $12,011
    Receiving Aid
    100%
    Average Aid
    $4,516
  58. Enrollment
    28
    Male:Female
    96:4
  59. Acceptance Rate
    57%
    Enrollment
    448
    Male:Female
    6:94
  60. Enrollment
    340
    Male:Female
    44:56
  61. Net Price
    $30,982
    Receiving Aid
    70%
    Average Aid
    $4,203
    Enrollment
    369