Virginia Academic Quality per Dollar Ranking

The Best Value Colleges in Virginia by Academic Quality per Dollar for 2021

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 $17,579 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 2019/2020 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2019/2020 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

$17,579 86 97
#2 Washington and Lee University

Lexington, Private Not For Profit

$23,301 93 98
#3 University of Richmond

University of Richmond, Private Not For Profit

$25,282 91 96
#4 College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, Public Not For Profit

$18,551 88 95
#5 Virginia Military Institute

Lexington, Public Not For Profit

$13,428 75 94
#6 Eastern Mennonite University

Harrisonburg, Private Not For Profit

$24,936 67 82
#7 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Blacksburg, Public Not For Profit

$18,449 75 73
#8 Hampden Sydney College

Hampden-Sydney, Private Not For Profit

$34,853 69 61
#9 George Mason University

Fairfax, Public Not For Profit

$20,157 68 56
#10 James Madison University

Harrisonburg, Public Not For Profit

$18,708 68 52