Top Virginia Colleges and Universities

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The state of Virginia, located in the southeastern region of the U.S., has many outstanding colleges and universities in Virginia. Some of these are described below.
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Top Five Schools in Virginia

University of Virginia

The University of Virginia is a public educational institution and is located in Charlottesville. In 1819 Thomas Jefferson founded the University of1 2 3 4 Virginia, which has an undergraduate student population of 13,353. U.S. News & World Report ranks the university at 23rd. The University of Virginia holds the distinction of having been named a World Heritage Site. There are 11 schools at the University of Virginia: Architecture; Arts and Sciences; Commerce; Continuing and Professional Studies; Darden School; Education; Engineering and Applied Science; and the Law School. The undergraduate tuition for residents is $4,226.50 and $13,851.50 for non-residents.

College of William and Mary

The College of William and Mary is a public educational institution located in Williamsburg. It was founded in 1693 by Royal Charter of the British King William III and Queen Mary II and has an undergraduate student population of 5,734. The university is ranked 33rd by U.S. News & World Report. U.S. Presidents such as John Tyler, James Monroe and Thomas Jefferson were educated at William & Mary. There are three undergraduate divisions: Arts & Sciences, Business Administration and Education. The undergraduate tuition for residents is $2,774.50 and $11,555 for non-residents.

Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is a public educational institution and was founded in 1872. Located in Blacksburg, Virginia Tech has an undergraduate student population of 21,937. The university began as primarily a polytechnic institute but has since grown to include other disciplines. However, those associated with its polytechnic core (engineering, forestry, architecture, agriculture and veterinary medicine) are still considered to be its strongest programs. The university is ranked 71st in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The undergraduate tuition for residents is $2,886 and $8,990 for non-residents.

George Mason University

George Mason University is a public educational institution and was founded in 1957. Located in Fairfax, George Mason has an undergraduate student population of 18,221. Originally the university was founded as a branch of the University of Virginia in 1957 but then became independent in 1972. George Mason University is nationally known for its programs in economics, law and public policy. There are 13 schools and colleges at George Mason: Education and Human Development, Humanities and Social Sciences, New Century College, Nursing and Health Science, Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Visual and Performing Arts, Management, Science, Public Policy, Law, Information Technology and Engineering, Computational Sciences and the Institute for Advanced Study. The undergraduate tuition for residents is $3,420 and $9,864 for non-residents.

Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Commonwealth University is a public educational institution located in Richmond. It was founded in 1838 and has an undergraduate student population of 22,163. The university ranks high for research but is also known for its programs in health administration, medicine, social work and art. The medical school has the oldest known organ transplant program in the U.S. Virginia Commonwealth is also home to a French film festival that takes place each year on campus. There are 14 schools and colleges at VCU: Humanities and Sciences, Mass Communications, World Studies, Government and Public Affairs, Allied Health Professionals, Arts, Business, Education, Engineering, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Social Work. The undergraduate tuition for residents is $6,196 and $18,740 for non-residents.

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Penn Foster High School

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Grand Canyon University

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Herzing University

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Full Sail University

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Colorado State University Global

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Walden University

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