To identify the Best Colleges in Virginia for 2019 we averaged the results from the most respected college ranking systems (Niche.com + US News & World Report) from around the web to produce an entirely unique CollegeReviews Score for each school. And then ordered the schools based on that ranking. You won’t find a more exhaustive ranking of the best colleges and universities in Virginia anywhere.
About The Best Colleges In Virginia
With more than 200 colleges and universities to choose from, Virginia provides a wide range of post secondary education options with schools in and around Virginia Beach, Charlottesville, Richmond and Roanoke.
The state boasts a rich history from becoming the first permanent New World English colony to having the oldest legislature in the nation. There’s also a vast heritage of history behind many Virginia colleges: the University of Virginia is a World Heritage Site founded by Thomas Jefferson, the College of William and Mary is the second-oldest college in America.
Virginia Military Institute is the oldest state military college in the U.S. and a top public liberal arts college. Additionally, James Madison University is consistently named the number one public masters degree-level university in the South. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University(Virginia Tech) and University of Virginia, the state’s land-grant universities, are two of the top-ranked public colleges in Virginia earning a spot on US News & World Report’s list of Best Colleges.
Regional Information about Virginia
Regional Information About Virginia
Major Cities: Richmond, Virginia Beach, Williamburg.
Attractions: Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia Beach, Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive.
Cost of Living: Best Places Virginia Cost of Living
Popular Schools: University of Virginia, Washington & Lee University, Virginia Tech.
About Our Methodology
Our methodology for determining the best colleges in Virginia takes both editorial rankings from US News & World Report, Times Higher Education and combines it with student rankings from Niche.com. We weight student rankings higher giving them about a 80% weighted score vs editorial rankings. Thus creating a more accurate viewpoint of the best colleges in any given state.
University of VirginiaMERIT:Washington & Lee UniversityMERIT:Virginia TechMERIT:College of William & MaryMERIT:University of RichmondMERIT:James Madison UniversityMERIT:Virginia Military InstituteMERIT:Liberty UniversityMERIT:George Mason UniversityMERIT:Christopher Newport UniversityMERIT:Virginia Commonwealth UniversityMERIT:Jefferson College of Health SciencesMERIT:Eastern Mennonite UniversityMERIT:Roanoke CollegeMERIT:University of Mary WashingtonMERIT: