Top Universities in Virginia

Three universities in the state of Virginia are ranked among the Top 100 tier 1 National Universities in the country by the US News & World Report, with the University of Virginia placed first in the state and 23rd nationally in 2009. College of William and Mary is placed 32nd nationally, followed by Virginia Tech (71st nationally).

The University of Virginia is one of the world's top 100 institutions, ranked highly in the international league tables:
- 96th in the world by THES rankings of Top 200 Universities 2008.
- 95th globally in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2008.
- 45th in the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities 2009.

According to the U.S. News & World Report 2010 Rankings, Univ of Virginia is ranked in the Top 20 nationally for the following programs:
- 10th for English Ph.D. Programs.
- 10th for Law.
- 12th for Biomedical Engineering.
- 14th for Political Theory, Ph.D. Program.
- 15th in the Graduate Business School rankings.
- 20th for History Ph.D. Programs.

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) is placed 26th in the world (Webometrics 2009). According to the U.S. News & World Report's “America's Best Colleges 2008”, The Virginia Tech College of Engineering undergraduate program is ranked 14th in the country, and rated highly in the following undergraduate engineering specialties:
  • 6th for industrial engineering
  • 8th for engineering science and mechanics
  • 11th for civil engineering
  • 14th for aerospace engineering
  • 14th for  environmental engineering
  • 14th for  mechanical engineering
  • 17th for electrical engineering
The architecture programs in Virginia Tech's College of Architecture and Urban Studies are ranked highly in the 2008 "America's Best Architecture & Design Schools" report by DesignIntelligence, placed 1st for undergraduate program and 5th for graduate architecture program.

Regent University is ranked second for its undergraduate online programs according to the Online Education Database third annual Online College Rankings.

List of colleges and universities in Virginia:
  • Appalachian College of Pharmacy
  • Appalachian School of Law
  • Averett College
  • Bluefield College
  • Bridgewater College
  • Christendom College
  • Christopher Newport University
  • College of William and Mary
  • DeVry University-Crystal City
  • Eastern Mennonite University
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • ECPI College of Technology
  • Emory & Henry College
  • Ferrum College
  • George Mason University
  • George Washington University-Virginia Campus
  • Hampden-Sydney College
  • Hampton University
  • Hollins University
  • Institute for the Psychological Sciences
  • Institute of Textile Technology
  • James Madison University
  • Jefferson College of Health Sciences
  • Liberty University
  • Longwood University
  • Lynchburg College
  • Marine Corps University
  • Mary Baldwin College
  • Marymount University
  • Norfolk State University
  • Old Dominion University
  • Radford University
  • Randolph-Macon College
  • Randolph College
  • Regent University
  • Roanoke College
  • Saint Paul's College
  • Shenandoah University
  • Sweet Briar College
  • United States Marine Corps University
  • University of Mary Washington
  • University of Richmond
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Virginia's College at Wise
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Virginia Community College System
  • Virginia Intermont College
  • Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Virginia Military Institute
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Virginia State University
  • Virginia Union University
  • Virginia Wesleyan College
  • Washington Bible College & Capital Bible Seminary
  • Washington & Lee University
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