Best Virginia State Colleges Tuition Comparison

In Virginia State, there are 179 colleges and universities - 47 public and 132 private schools. Among them 171 schools have undergraduate programs and 54 schools offers graduate programs. You can list all Virginia schools and analyze Virginia tuition statistics for those schools. Belwo we introduce best colleges in Virginia State where Washington and Lee University is ranked top and University of Virginia-Main Campus is positioned on second place.

Next table shows general academic characteristics of the best virginia state schools. You can see the full information of each school by following link on the school's name.
Table. Virginia State College Overview
NameLocationTypeAcceptance RatesPopulation
Washington and Lee University Lexington, VA Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 18% 2,172
University of Virginia-Main Campus Charlottesville, VA Public, Four or more years 30% 23,883
College of William and Mary Williamsburg, VA Public, Four or more years 33% 8,484
Virginia Military Institute Lexington, VA Public, Four or more years 47% 1,717
University of Richmond University of Richmond, VA Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 31% 4,181
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg, VA Public, Four or more years 70% 32,663
James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA Public, Four or more years 64% 21,227
Hampden-Sydney College Hampden-Sydney, VA Private not-for-profit, Four or more years 55% 1,087
Germanna Community College Locust Grove, VA Public, At least 2 but less than 4 years 0% 6,993

Best Virginia State Tuition Comparison

Below, we summarize and compare the tuition and other costs at best Virginia State colleges. Tuition is an amount of money charged to students for instructional services. Tuition may be charged per term, per course, or per credit. In-state tuition rate applies to students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements and out-of-tuition rate is for students who do not meet the ins-state residency requirements. The required fee is a fixed sum charged to students for items not covered by tuition. The book and supplies is the estimated average cost of books and supplies for a typical student for an entire academic year (or program).

You can see more comprehensive tuition comparison between the best Virginia State schools at best Virginia State schools tuition comparing page.

Tuition and Fees - Undergraduate

Next table summarizes the 2015 undergraduate tuition and fees between the schools.
Table. Best Virginia State - Undergraduate Tuition and Fees
In-StateOut-Of-State
Tuition & FeesBooks & SuppliesTuition & FeesBooks & Supplies
Washington and Lee University $45,460$1,800 $45,460$1,800
University of Virginia-Main Campus $11,705$1,270 $40,842$1,270
College of William and Mary $11,525$1,300 $35,122$1,300
Virginia Military Institute $7,498$1,000 $29,554$1,000
University of Richmond $48,090$1,100 $48,090$1,100
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University $10,496$1,150 $26,536$1,150
James Madison University $5,724$976 $20,302$976
Hampden-Sydney College $38,018$1,400 $38,018$1,400
Germanna Community College $3,825$1,500 $9,123$1,500

Tuition and Fees - Graduate

Next table summarizes graduate tuition and fees charged to students who holds a bachelor's or first-professional degree, or equivalent, and is taking courses at the post-baccalaureate level. These students may or may not be enrolled in graduate programs.
Table. Best Virginia State - Graduate School Tuition and Fees
In-StateOut-Of-State
Tuition & FeesBooks & SuppliesTuition & FeesBooks & Supplies
Washington and Lee University $46,497$1,800 $46,497$1,800
University of Virginia-Main Campus $17,094$1,270 $27,574$1,270
College of William and Mary $13,100$1,300 $29,400$1,300
Virginia Military Institute -$1,000 -$1,000
University of Richmond $23,280$1,100 $23,280$1,100
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University $14,116$1,150 $26,981$1,150
James Madison University $10,416$976 $27,240$976
Hampden-Sydney College -$1,400 -$1,400
Germanna Community College -$1,500 -$1,500

Living Cost

Next table shows the living costs including room & board charge and other expenses. Room charge is for an academic year for rooming accommodations for a typical student sharing a room with one other student and board charge is for meals, for a specified number of meals per week. Other expenses include the money (estimated by the financial aid office) needed by a student to cover expenses such as laundry, transportation, entertainment, and furnishings.
Table. Best Virginia State - Living Costs
On CampusOff Campus
(without family)
Off Campus
(with family)
Room and BoardOther ExpensesRoom and BoardOther ExpensesOther Expenses
Washington and Lee University $10,985$2,033 -- -
University of Virginia-Main Campus $10,400$2,710 $10,400$2,710 $2,710
College of William and Mary $10,978$1,980 $10,978$1,980 $1,980
Virginia Military Institute $8,372$2,150 -- -
University of Richmond $11,120$1,060 $11,120$1,060 $1,060
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University $8,290$2,930 $8,290$2,930 $2,930
James Madison University $9,396$4,222 $9,396$4,222 $4,222
Hampden-Sydney College $12,312$1,350 $9,900$4,600 $4,600
Germanna Community College -- $7,260$3,400 $3,400

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