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2020 Guide to Colleges in Virginia

If you’re looking for a great school where you can get a quality education, you may want to consider one of the many colleges and universities in Virginia. The state is home to several institutions of higher learning, 49 of which are ranked in College Factual’s 2020 analysis.

Best Colleges in Virginia

crest image Washington and Lee University

Located in Lexington in what is generally considered a small town setting, Washington and Lee is ranked #1 in the state of Virginia. Washington and Lee supports roughly 1,900 students each year.

The school has a student to faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

Learn more about Washington and Lee University.

crest image University of Virginia – Main Campus

Located in Charlottesville in what is generally considered a suburban setting, University of Virginia is ranked #2 in the state of Virginia. University of Virginia supports roughly 18,400 students each year.

The school has a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Learn more about University of Virginia – Main Campus.

crest image University of Richmond

Located in University of Richmond in what is generally considered a city setting, U of Richmond is ranked #3 in the state of Virginia. U of Richmond supports roughly 3,800 students each year.

The school has a student to faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

Learn more about University of Richmond.

crest image College of William and Mary

Located in Williamsburg in what is generally considered a suburban setting, William & Mary is ranked #4 in the state of Virginia. William & Mary supports roughly 6,800 students each year.

The school has a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Learn more about College of William and Mary.

crest image Virginia Tech

Located in Blacksburg in what is generally considered a city setting, Virginia Tech is ranked #5 in the state of Virginia. Virginia Tech supports roughly 26,600 students each year.

The school has a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1.

Learn more about Virginia Tech.

crest image Virginia Military Institute

Located in Lexington in what is generally considered a small town setting, VMI is ranked #6 in the state of Virginia. VMI supports roughly 1,800 students each year.

The school has a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Learn more about Virginia Military Institute.

crest image James Madison University

Located in Harrisonburg in what is generally considered a city setting, JMU is ranked #7 in the state of Virginia. JMU supports roughly 21,200 students each year.

The school has a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Learn more about James Madison University.

crest image George Mason University

Located in Fairfax in what is generally considered a suburban setting, GMU is ranked #8 in the state of Virginia. GMU supports roughly 32,200 students each year.

The school has a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Learn more about George Mason University.

crest image Hampden – Sydney College

Located in Hampden-Sydney in what is generally considered a rural setting, Hampden – Sydney is ranked #9 in the state of Virginia. Hampden – Sydney supports roughly 1,100 students each year.

The school has a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Learn more about Hampden – Sydney College.

crest image Christopher Newport University

Located in Newport News in what is generally considered a city setting, CNU is ranked #10 in the state of Virginia. CNU supports roughly 5,000 students each year.

The school has a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Learn more about Christopher Newport University.

See the full list of ranked colleges in Virginia.