Virginia Academic Quality per Dollar Ranking

The Best Value Colleges in Virginia by Academic Quality per Dollar for 2023

Best Value Colleges in Virginia by Academic Quality per Dollar

These are the Virginia schools which appear on CollegeCalc's Best Value Colleges in America ranking and represent the colleges providing the finest education balanced against an affordable average net price. The best value in Virginia ranking goes to University of Virginia Main Campus with a 86th percentile national academic rank for a comparatively affordable $19,043 average net price.

Academic Rating is a CollegeCalc rating of a college's overall academics and effectiveness. The score ranges from zero to one hundred, with fifty being the median for all eligible colleges. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average price paid by students. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our rating methodology.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2021/2022 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2021/2022 academic year.

Virginia's Best Value Colleges by Academic Quality per Dollar
College Net Price Rating Value
#1 University of Virginia Main Campus

Charlottesville, Public Not For Profit

$19,043 86 96
#2 Washington and Lee University

Lexington, Private Not For Profit

$27,148 93 96
#3 University of Richmond

University of Richmond, Private Not For Profit

$25,700 90 96
#4 College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, Public Not For Profit

$18,588 86 94
#5 Eastern Mennonite University

Harrisonburg, Private Not For Profit

$22,766 69 89
#6 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Blacksburg, Public Not For Profit

$20,247 78 64
#7 Virginia Military Institute

Lexington, Public Not For Profit

$18,969 75 59
#8 George Mason University

Fairfax, Public Not For Profit

$18,285 67 58
#9 University of Mary Washington

Fredericksburg, Public Not For Profit

$22,569 67 45