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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    1. Bryant & Stratton College

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BA - General Management
      • BBA Human Resources Management
      • BBA Medical Services Management
      • BS Human & Social Services
      • General Management (GM) - BBA
      • Health Services Administration - BS
    Associate's
      • Criminal Justice Studies - AAS
      • AS - Business
      • AS - Criminal Justice
      • AS - Accounting
      • AS - Human Resources Specialist
      • AS - IT Networking
    Certificate
      • Business Assistant Diploma
      • Criminal Justice and Security Services Diploma
      • Business - AAS
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    2. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Ed.D in Teaching and Learning with an Emphasis in Adult Learning - Qualitative Research
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      • Doctor of Philosophy in General Psychology: Performance Psychology (Qualitative Research)
      • Doctor of Philosophy in General Psychology: Performance Psychology (Quantitative Research)
      • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
      • Education Specialist in Teaching and Learning
    Master's
      • M.S. Psychology with an Emphasis in Gerontology
      • M.S. in Psychology with an Emphasis in Human Factors
      • MA in Curriculum and Instruction
      • MS in Psychology: General Psychology
      • M.A. in Communication with an Emphasis in Education
      • M.Ed. in Secondary Education with an Emphasis in Humanities (ITL)
    Bachelor's
      • BS in Psychology
      • B.S. in Psychology with an Emphasis in Performance and Sports Psychology
      • Bachelor of Arts in Communications with an Emphasis in Interpersonal Communication and Human Relationships
      • Bachelor: Business Admin
      • BA in Digital Film - Screenwriting
      • Bachelor: Accounting
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    3. Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Masters in Psychology
      • Masters in Dispute Resolution
      • Masters in Legal Studies
      • Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis
      • Masters in Clinical Psychology (Licensed Professional Counselor)
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    4. Saint Leo University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Criminal Justice: Education
      • DBA: Business Administration
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      • Doctor of Criminal Justice: Homeland Security
    Master's
      • MS: Criminal Justice
      • MS: Criminal Justice - Critical Incident Management
      • MA: Creative Writing - Poetry
      • MAcc: Accounting
      • MBA: Project Management
    Bachelor's
      • BA: Criminal Justice
      • BA: Criminal Justice - Criminalistics
      • BA: Psychology
      • BA: Psychology - General
      • BS: Computer Science
      • BA: Psychology - Experimental
    Associate's
      • AA: Criminal Justice
      • AA: Business Administration
      • AA: Information Technology
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    5. Purdue Global

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Master of Science - DNP Executive Leader
      • MSN-DNP Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
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      • Master of Science -DNP Path Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
    Master's
      • M.S. in Health Education
      • MSPY - Forensic Psychology
      • MS in Psychology
      • Master : Business Admin
      • Master: Psychology/General Psychology
      • Master of Public Health
    Bachelor's
      • BS in Communication
      • BS in Criminal Justice - Socially Responsible Leadership
      • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
      • BSOM - Decision Management
      • Bachelor of Business Admin
      • BS in Finance
    Associate's
      • AASBA in Business
      • Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice
      • Associate: Business Admin.
      • Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Development
      • Associate of Applied Science in Human Services
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    Certificate
      • Professional Focus + Google Project Management Certificate
      • Certificate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology Graduate
      • Professional Focus + Google UX Design Certificate
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    6. Fordham University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Studies in Law in Corporate Compliance
      • Masters in Social Work
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    7. Liberty University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • DME: Doctor of Music Education
      • LLM: International Legal Studies
      • EDD: Curriculum and Instruction
      • EDD: Curriculum and Instruction/Elementary Education
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    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Science in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
    Certificate
      • CTG: Communication
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      • CTG: Curriculum and Instruction
      • CTG: Higher Education Administration
      • CTG: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
      • CTG: Psychology
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    8. Penn Foster High School

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    High School Diploma
      • HS Diploma
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    9. Full Sail University

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    Master's
      • Master of Science - Film Production
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      • Computer Science Masters - Online
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    10. Penn Foster

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Featured Schools

Bryant & Stratton College

  • BA - General Management
  • Criminal Justice Studies - AAS
  • Business Assistant Diploma

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Grand Canyon University

  • Ed.D in Teaching and Learning with an Emphasis in Adult Learning - Qualitative Research
  • M.S. Psychology with an Emphasis in Gerontology
  • BS in Psychology

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Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology

  • Masters in Psychology
  • Masters in Dispute Resolution
  • Masters in Legal Studies

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Saint Leo University

  • Doctor of Criminal Justice: Education
  • MS: Criminal Justice
  • BA: Criminal Justice
  • AA: Criminal Justice

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Purdue Global

  • Master of Science - DNP Executive Leader
  • M.S. in Health Education
  • BS in Communication
  • AASBA in Business
  • Professional Focus + Google Project Management Certificate

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Fordham University

  • Master of Studies in Law in Corporate Compliance
  • Masters in Social Work

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Liberty University

  • DME: Doctor of Music Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
  • CTG: Communication

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Penn Foster High School

  • HS Diploma

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