List of Top Universities in Virginia, United States

Virginia (VA) is nicknamed the "Old Dominion" and sometimes the "Mother of Presidents" because it is the birthplace of eight U.S. presidents. The standard of education in this American state is very good, ranking among the top 10 in the country. Virginia is home to more than 160 colleges and universities amongst which the oldest is The College of William and Mary (1693) and the youngest is the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine (2010.)

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Universities in Virginia with Maximum Number of International Students

Virginia is ranked #16 among all American states in terms of the number of foreign students studying in its universities & colleges. As of 2015, there were 18,220 international students studying in Virginia out of which 12.1% were Indian students.

  1. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg
  2. George Mason University, Fairfax
  3. University of Virginia - Main Campus, Charlottesville
  4. Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond
  5. Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale 

Top universities in Virginia

  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville

    This university has the privilege of being the only one classified as "world heritage site" by UNESCO. Established by America's founding father, Thomas Jefferson, the university is renowned for its beautiful Jeffersonian architecture and is recognized for one of the most beautiful university campuses in the country:


  • College of William and Mary, Williamsburg
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond
  • Washington & Lee University (W&L)
  • University of Richmond
  • Virginia Military Institute
  • James Madison University, Harrisonburg

Colleges & universities in Virginia

Other well known colleges in VA:

  • Sweet Briar College
  • Hollins University
  • Bluefield College
  • Virginia Wesleyan College
  • Marymount University, Arlington
  • Regent University, Virginia Beach
  • Old Dominion University, Norfolk
  • Radford University
  • University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg
  • Shenandoah University, Winchester
  • Randolph College, Lynchburg
  • George Mason University, Fairfax
  • Hampton University
  • Lynchburg College
  • Eastern Mennonite University
  • Averett University

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