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2020 Best Public Colleges in Virginia

Check out our list of 2020 Best Public Colleges in Virginia to see which one is right for you.

University of Virginia-Main Campus

University of Virginia-Main Campus

4 Year  •  CharlottesvilleVA  • 

10 reviews

University of Virginia-Main Campus is a public university based in Charlottesville, Virginia. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 3,788 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 27%.

#1 in 2020 Best Public Colleges in Virginia

Acceptance Rate
27%
Net Price
$32,213
SAT Range
1310-1500
ACT Range
29-33
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College of William and Mary

College of William and Mary

4 Year  •  WilliamsburgVA  • 

10 reviews

College of William and Mary is a public university based in Williamsburg, Virginia. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 1,531 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 35%.

#2 in 2020 Best Public Colleges in Virginia

Acceptance Rate
35%
Net Price
$37,386
SAT Range
1300-1480
ACT Range
29-33
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George Mason University

George Mason University

4 Year  •  FairfaxVA  • 

5 reviews

George Mason University is a public university based in Fairfax, Virginia. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 3,489 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 81%.

#3 in 2020 Best Public Colleges in Virginia

Acceptance Rate
81%
Net Price
$29,226
SAT Range
1100-1290
ACT Range
24-30
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Old Dominion University

Old Dominion University

4 Year  •  NorfolkVA  • 

4 reviews

Old Dominion University is a public university based in Norfolk, Virginia. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 2,938 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 85%.

#4 in 2020 Best Public Colleges in Virginia

Acceptance Rate
85%
Net Price
$25,594
SAT Range
980-1200
ACT Range
18-25
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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

4 Year  •  BlacksburgVA  • 

2 reviews

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is a public university based in Blacksburg, Virginia. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 6,836 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 70%.

#5 in 2020 Best Public Colleges in Virginia

Acceptance Rate
70%
Net Price
$26,240
SAT Range
1180-1360
ACT Range
25-30
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Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Commonwealth University

4 Year  •  RichmondVA

Virginia Commonwealth University is a public university based in Richmond, Virginia. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 4,130 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 83%.

#6 in 2020 Best Public Colleges in Virginia

Acceptance Rate
83%
Net Price
$31,172
SAT Range
1070-1260
ACT Range
21-27
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James Madison University

James Madison University

4 Year  •  HarrisonburgVA

James Madison University is a public university based in Harrisonburg, Virginia. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 4,669 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 75%.

#7 in 2020 Best Public Colleges in Virginia

Acceptance Rate
75%
Net Price
$26,122
SAT Range
1100-1260
ACT Range
23-28
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Virginia Military Institute

Virginia Military Institute

4 Year  •  LexingtonVA

Virginia Military Institute is a public university based in Lexington, Virginia. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 447 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 53%.

#8 in 2020 Best Public Colleges in Virginia

Acceptance Rate
53%
Net Price
$30,600
SAT Range
1100-1280
ACT Range
23-28
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University of Mary Washington

University of Mary Washington

4 Year  •  FredericksburgVA

University of Mary Washington is a public university based in Fredericksburg, Virginia. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 950 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 73%.

#9 in 2020 Best Public Colleges in Virginia

Acceptance Rate
73%
Net Price
$27,470
SAT Range
1080-1260
ACT Range
22-27
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Christopher Newport University

Christopher Newport University

4 Year  •  Newport NewsVA

Christopher Newport University is a public university based in Newport News, Virginia. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 1,293 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 72%.

#10 in 2020 Best Public Colleges in Virginia

Acceptance Rate
72%
Net Price
$29,680
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Longwood University

Longwood University

4 Year  •  FarmvilleVA

Longwood University is a public university based in Farmville, Virginia. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 1,053 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 91%.

#11 in 2020 Best Public Colleges in Virginia

Acceptance Rate
91%
Net Price
$26,908
SAT Range
960-1140
ACT Range
18-23
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The University of Virginia's College at Wise

The University of Virginia's College at Wise

4 Year  •  WiseVA

The University of Virginia's College at Wise is a public university based in Wise, Virginia. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 257 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 77%.

#12 in 2020 Best Public Colleges in Virginia

Acceptance Rate
77%
Net Price
$24,149
SAT Range
940-1118
ACT Range
17-23
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