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    Virginia is home to 176 colleges and universities, including institutions with rich histories and significant distinctions.

    The University of Virginia was founded by Thomas Jefferson, the College of William and Mary is the second-oldest college in America, and the Virginia Military Institute is the oldest state military college in the U.S., as well as being a top public liberal arts college. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) and University of Virginia are two of the top-ranked public colleges according to US News & World Report’s list of Best Colleges. Several community colleges and career colleges round out the list of colleges in Virginia. George Mason University is the largest university in Virginia with over 33,000 students.

    • Washington and Lee University

      Washington and Lee University Save

      204 West Washington Street, Lexington, VA 24450
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      In Confederate icon Stonewall Jackson's hometown, Washington College changed forever when General Robert E. Lee needed a job after the Civil War and became president in 1865. Initiating the Honor Code when a student tried to lie to him about ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • University of Virginia-Main Campus

      University of Virginia-Main Campus Save

      1827 University Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22903
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      Founded and originally designed by statesman, scholar and architect Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia has the heritage and pedigree of the nation's finest private institutions, with the funding and admissions realities of a flagship public institution. Given that the ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Professions
    • College of William and Mary

      College of William and Mary Save

      200 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, VA 23187
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      Before Mr. Jefferson could found a college, he had to attend one: William & Mary. Located in the living museum of Williamsburg, with its recreation of colonial life featuring actors in period costume and speech, William & Mary puts less ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University
    • University of Richmond

      University of Richmond Save

      28 Westhampton Way, University of Richmond, VA 23173
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      On attractive, traditional, red brick campus straddling a lake in a suburban residential area on the west side of Virginia's capital city, the University of Richmond offers five different academic programs, highlighted by the Jepson School of Leadership Studies, which ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

      Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Save

      222 Burruss Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061
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      "The "research-oriented" Virginia Polytechnic and State University - "Virginia's other great university" - offers over 70 bachelor's degree programs in just about every field of study. Students say Tech boasts "a really strong engineering school," a "surprisingly intense" academic atmosphere, ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Land Grant
    • James Madison University

      James Madison University Save

      800 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807
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      "The "active, intelligent, and highly motivated" students at James Madison University say their school is a true bargain for both in-state and out-of-state students. JMU provides comfortable surroundings and many strong programs including business, music, political science, and the international ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Master's University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • George Mason University

      George Mason University Save

      4400 University Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030
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      "Relatively young George Mason University is a Virginia public school located southwest of Washington, D.C that "is getting better and better every year" thanks to its a host of fine majors including communications and economics. Socially, Mason is a largely ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Hampton University

      Hampton University Save

      E Queen Street, Hampton, VA 23668
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      Competing each year with Howard in football to decide which is "The Real HU" in the realm of historically black colleges and universities, Hampton University is an archrival with a different setting and pace. By contrast to the urban hustle ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Historically Black College or University (HBCU), Master's University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Virginia Military Institute

      Virginia Military Institute Save

      VMI Parade, Lexington, VA 24450
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      Concepts like integrity, duty, self-discipline, self-reliance, and loyalty are all the rage at the Virginia Military Institute in historic Lexington, the nation's oldest state-supported military college. VMI cadets live in the barracks, eat together in the mess hall, wear the ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Mary Baldwin College

      Mary Baldwin College Save

      New & Frederick St, Staunton, VA 24401
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      "This all-women's liberal arts college in Virginia's breathtaking Shenandoah Valley offers easy access to the many advantages of Washington, D.C. You can also take advantage of the "rigorous" Virginia Women's Institute for Leadership, an optional ROTC program with perks including ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Master's University, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Professions
    • Bridgewater College

      Bridgewater College Save

      402 E College St, Bridgewater, VA 22812
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      "Tiny Bridgewater, VA in the Shenandoah Valley is home to this Church of the Brethren school. When the gorgeous natural setting becomes overwhelming, students can take a semester or a year to go to Barcelona, or choose to study abroad ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Liberal Arts College, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Virginia Commonwealth University

      Virginia Commonwealth University Save

      910 W Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23284
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      Virginia Commonwealth University is a public, research university located in Richmond. The students here are very professionally oriented, and many take advantage of the numerous internships and cooperative programs available. VCU's interior design program is regarded as one of the ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science

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    • There are 108 Colleges in Virginia.

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