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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.

    • Eastern Mennonite University

      Eastern Mennonite University Save

      1200 Park Rd, Harrisonburg, VA 22802
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      The deeply religious students at Eastern Mennonite University must take the EMU Core Curriculum consisting of courses in Christian Faith, Communication, Cross-cultural Learning and Critical Thinking. The cross-cultural studies actually take place off-campus, in other cultures. learn more

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

      Sweet Briar College Save

      134 Chapel Drive, Sweet Briar, VA 24595
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      "The women of Sweet Briar college absolutely love the small, "fascinating," discussion-oriented classes and "accessible and enthusiastic" professors. And, to top it all off, the "beautiful" campus of SBC - complete with wooded footpaths and "bike trails out the wazoo" ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Advanced Technology Institute

      Advanced Technology Institute Save

      5700 Southern Blvd Ste 100, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
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      Advanced Technology Institute is an Associate's college with 824 students located in Virginia Beach, VA. learn more

      Offers Associate Degrees
    • Randolph College

      Randolph College Save

      2500 Rivermont Ave, Lynchburg, VA 24503
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      Randolph College is Methodist college with 665 students located in Lynchburg, VA. learn more

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

      Norfolk State University Save

      700 Park Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23504
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      Norfolk State University in Norfolk, VA is a historically African-American institution that offers a quality liberal arts and career-oriented education to about 6,100 students, many of whom are adult learners. NSU's library includes a museum dedicating a large amount of ... learn more

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

      Lynchburg College Save

      1501 Lakeside Dr, Lynchburg, VA 24501
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      "Small and solid Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, VA (about two hours from Richmond) combines a deeply rooted dedication to the liberal arts with career development. Lynchburg is affiliated with the Disciples of Christ. Each year, the sophomore class sponsors the ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Master's University, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Averett University

      Averett University Save

      420 W Main St, Danville, VA 24541
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      One of the many academic programs at this Danville, VA campus near the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains is Averett's Equestrian Studies Center, an 80-acre affair located ten minutes from the main campus. While Danville can hold its own ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Organization logo Westwood College-Annandale

      Westwood College-Annandale Save

      7619 Little River Turnpike, Suite 500, Annandale, VA 22003
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      Westwood College-Annandale is college with 348 students located in Annandale, VA. learn more

      Open Admissions, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Longwood University

      Longwood University Save

      201 High St, Farmville, VA 23909
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      Located in the heart of Virginia in historic Farmville, Longwood University, which is located in an historic hamlet called Farmville in the heart of Virginia, offers a comprehensive educational package rooted in the liberal arts for over 3,300 students. For ... learn more

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

      Marymount University Save

      2807 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22207
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      This Catholic liberal arts school in suburban Arlington, VA with a predominantly female enrollment (MU became coed only in 1987) is home to more than 2,238 undergrads. The historic structures of Washington, D.C. are visible on campus, and Metrorail system ... learn more

      Master's University, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • The University of Virginia's College at Wise

      The University of Virginia's College at Wise Save

      1 College Avenue, Wise, VA 24293
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      The University of Virginia's College at Wise is college with 2291 students located in Wise, VA. learn more

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

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    • There are 108 Colleges in Virginia.

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