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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.

    • Christopher Newport University

      Christopher Newport University Save

      1 Avenue of the Arts, Newport News, VA 23606
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      "State-supported Christopher Newport offers a wealth of majors and bills itself as "Virginia's most dynamic university." CNU fields several nationally competitive Division III athletic teams, and its accounting program ranks one of the best in the nation." learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Master's University
    • Shenandoah University

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      1460 University Dr, Winchester, VA 22601
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      Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA (about 70 miles from Washington, D.C.) boasts particularly respected programs in music and dance, but it also offers an excellent education in fields from the liberal arts and sciences and vocational programs. Shenandoah enrolls about ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Master's University, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Randolph-Macon College

      Randolph-Macon College Save

      204 Henry St, Ashland, VA 23005
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      "Academically competitive" Randolph-Macon's 4-1-4 calendar includes a January term, during which students explore nontraditional academic themes, undertake field study and internships, or travel. R-MC students may take courses at any of the other schools in the Seven Colleges Consortium of ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Religiously affiliated, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Hollins University

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      7916 Williamson Rd NW, Roanoke, VA 24020
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      "Tiny Hollins University is an all-women's liberal arts school with a "great creative writing program" that "encourages personal growth and discovery." Hollins boasts a "beautiful" antebellum campus, roomy and comfortable dorms, and a "wonderful community" atmosphere that is "much like ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Hampden-Sydney College

      Hampden-Sydney College Save

      College Road, Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943
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      "If you've been searching for a great atmosphere to reach your highest academic potential, a rich Southern heritage, or if you just want to hang out with a bunch of guys for four years, all-male Hampden-Sydney may be the place ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • University of Mary Washington

      University of Mary Washington Save

      1301 College Ave, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
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      Small, ultra-liberal-arts-oriented and public Mary Washington College provides many of the amenities of the private schools - small classes, caring and eager professors - at a very affordable price. Students at MWC report an overall high level of satisfaction, particularly ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Master's University
    • Roanoke College

      Roanoke College Save

      221 College Lane, Salem, VA 24153
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      Roanoke College, home to about 2000 undergraduate students, is located in the small Virginia town of Salem, actually just outside of Roanoke. This little school is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church and its location near the Appalachian Trail allows ... learn more

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

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      1000 Regent University Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23464
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      Regent University is college with 2400 students located in Virginia Beach, VA. learn more

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

      ECPI University Save

      5555 Greenwich Rd Ste 300, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
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      ECPI University is an Associate's college with 10803 students located in Virginia Beach, VA. learn more

      Offers Associate Degrees
    • Emory & Henry College

      Emory & Henry College Save

      30461 Garnand Drive, Emory, VA 24327
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      "Religious figure Bishop John Emory and Revolutionary War hero Patrick "I have not yet begun to fight" Henry lent their names to Emory and Henry, a Methodist liberal arts college in rural Virginia. The nearest city to the picturesque campus ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Liberal Arts College, Religiously affiliated, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Skyline College-Roanoke

      Skyline College-Roanoke Save

      5234 Airport Rd, Roanoke, VA 24012
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      Skyline College-Roanoke is college with 195 students located in Roanoke, VA. learn more

      Offers Baccalaureate Degrees

    Facts About Colleges in Virginia

    • There are 108 Colleges in Virginia.

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