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Virginia has had an uncommonly large influence on the United States since the first British settlement in the Americas, Jamestown, named for King James I. The colony itself was named for Elizabeth I – the Virgin Queen – and initially had very little purpose but to feed Europe’s insatiable demand for the newest fad: tobacco. With tobacco cultivation and trade centered in Virginia, the colony quickly became the wealthiest and most powerful in North America, with the plantations of eastern Virginia driving the international slave trade as well. It was also Virginia that drove the American Revolution, as the same wealthy planters – including Founding Fathers like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson – became increasingly frustrated with British rule, taxation, and debt caused by a drop in tobacco prices and a worldwide recession. It was during this period that Virginia gained its nickname “Mother of Presidents,” as four of the first five Presidents, and several more thereafter, were born in the state. The Commonwealth of Virginia continued its domination through the Civil War, when Richmond was the capital of the Confederate States, and though the state suffered economically from the aftermath of the war, it retained its political and social influence, particularly the northern section that encompasses the Washington, DC, metropolitan region.

The Washington-Arlington-Alexandria region – which includes numerous Virginia counties – is the modern hub of economic and political activity in Virginia, as Washington, DC’s suburbs and exurbs have spread across multiple counties in Northern Virginia. While Virginia’s early wealth and influence was built on tobacco, the commonwealth’s contemporary privilege is political, rooted in government, government contracting, lobbying, business, and services. Alongside that political economy, Virginia has grown a tech economy second only to California, also directly tied to the massive communications needs of the capital of the world’s last remaining superpower. With direct access to The District, Virginia has become one of the nation’s most business-friendly states, both for small business, and Fortune 500 companies (Virginia is the homebase for more than 20).

With its incredible influence, wealth, and power, it should come as no surprise that Virginia is also one of the best-educated states in the US. Not only is Virginia one of the nation’s top 10 states for K-12 education, but the commonwealth is home to more than 170 colleges and universities, with a disproportionate number of elite, prestigious, and top-ranked institutions. Two of the original Public Ivies (public universities as renowned as the Ivy League) are located in Virginia – the College of William & Mary, and the University of Virginia, both of which are pioneering institutions; William & Mary is one of the Colonial Colleges founded before the United States, while UVA was founded by Thomas Jefferson as a trailblazing public research university. Virginia also has two of the nation’s six senior military colleges: Virginia Tech, one of the most prestigious STEM institutions in the world, and the Virginia Military Institute, the model of the form. Virginia has more world-class public and private universities and liberal arts colleges than nearly any other state, ensuring Virginia’s place at the head of American life for generations to come.

American National University

Salem, VA

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Appalachian College of Pharmacy

Oakwood, VA

NO CONSENSUS YET
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Appalachian School of Law

Grundy, VA

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET

Argosy University-Northern Virginia

Arlington, VA

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
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Averett University

Averett University

Danville, VA

62.5
College Consensus
58.2
Publisher Consensus
66.7
Student Consensus

Averett University-Non-Traditional Programs

Danville, VA

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET

Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond

Henrico, VA

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET

Bethel College

Hampton, VA

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
Bluefield College

Bluefield College

Bluefield, VA

57.9
College Consensus
42.5
Publisher Consensus
73.3
Student Consensus

Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing

Richmond, VA

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET

Bridgewater College

Bridgewater, VA

61.6
College Consensus
52.2
Publisher Consensus
71
Student Consensus

Bryant & Stratton College-Hampton

Hampton, VA

NO CONSENSUS YET
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NO CONSENSUS YET

Bryant & Stratton College-Richmond

North Chesterfield, VA

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET

Bryant & Stratton College-Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach, VA

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET

Centra College of Nursing

Lynchburg, VA

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET

Centura College-Chesapeake

Chesapeake, VA

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET

Centura College-Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach, VA

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET

Chamberlain University-Virginia

Arlington, VA

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
Christopher Newport University

Christopher Newport University

Newport News, VA

67
College Consensus
60.7
Publisher Consensus
73.2
Student Consensus
william mary

College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, VA

71.9
College Consensus
69
Publisher Consensus
74.7
Student Consensus

DeVry University-Virginia

Arlington, VA

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET

Divine Mercy University

Arlington, VA

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
Eastern Mennonite University

Eastern Mennonite University

Harrisonburg, VA

64.9
College Consensus
55.6
Publisher Consensus
74.3
Student Consensus

Eastern Virginia Medical School

Norfolk, VA

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET

ECPI University

Virginia Beach, VA

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
83
Student Consensus

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine

Blacksburg, VA

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
Emory Henry College

Emory & Henry College

Emory, VA

60.7
College Consensus
50.1
Publisher Consensus
71.2
Student Consensus
Ferrum College

Ferrum College

Ferrum, VA

58.9
College Consensus
48.4
Publisher Consensus
69.4
Student Consensus
George Mason University

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

61
College Consensus
52.6
Publisher Consensus
69.4
Student Consensus
Hampden Sydney College

Hampden-Sydney College

Hampden-Sydney, VA

68.2
College Consensus
55.2
Publisher Consensus
81.1
Student Consensus
HAMPTON UNIVERSITY

Hampton University

Hampton, VA

60.9
College Consensus
58.5
Publisher Consensus
63.3
Student Consensus
hollins

Hollins University

Roanoke, VA

60.2
College Consensus
56.2
Publisher Consensus
64.2
Student Consensus

IGlobal University

Vienna, VA

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
james madison university office

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA

71.7
College Consensus
65.1
Publisher Consensus
78.2
Student Consensus

Jefferson College of Health Sciences

Roanoke, VA

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
73.4
Student Consensus
Liberty University

Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
71.3
Student Consensus
Longwood University

Longwood University

Farmville, VA

62.2
College Consensus
53.2
Publisher Consensus
71.3
Student Consensus
Mary Baldwin College

Mary Baldwin University

Staunton, VA

61.1
College Consensus
55.8
Publisher Consensus
66.4
Student Consensus
Marymount

Marymount University

Arlington, VA

57.6
College Consensus
50.9
Publisher Consensus
64.4
Student Consensus

Norfolk State University

Norfolk, VA

54.8
College Consensus
38.3
Publisher Consensus
71.4
Student Consensus
odu

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA

55.1
College Consensus
41.4
Publisher Consensus
68.8
Student Consensus

Radford University

Radford, VA

60.8
College Consensus
48.8
Publisher Consensus
72.8
Student Consensus
Randolph College

Randolph College

Lynchburg, VA

60.6
College Consensus
49.7
Publisher Consensus
71.6
Student Consensus
Randolph Macon College

Randolph-Macon College

Ashland, VA

62.6
College Consensus
54.2
Publisher Consensus
71
Student Consensus

Regent University

Virginia Beach, VA

55.8
College Consensus
40
Publisher Consensus
71.6
Student Consensus
Roanoke College

Roanoke College

Salem, VA

63.1
College Consensus
52.4
Publisher Consensus
73.7
Student Consensus

Sentara College of Health Sciences

Chesapeake, VA

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
shenandoah university

Shenandoah University

Winchester, VA

54
College Consensus
43.3
Publisher Consensus
64.7
Student Consensus

South University–Richmond

Glen Allen, VA

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET

South University–Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach, VA

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET

Southern Virginia University

Buena Vista, VA

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
79.5
Student Consensus

Stratford University

Fairfax, VA

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET

Strayer University-Virginia

Arlington, VA

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar, VA

64
College Consensus
52.3
Publisher Consensus
75.6
Student Consensus

The Art Institute of Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach, VA

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET

The Art Institute of Washington

Arlington, VA

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET

The University of Virginia's College at Wise

Wise, VA

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
72.5
Student Consensus

Union Presbyterian Seminary

Richmond, VA

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
Lynchburg college campus

University of Lynchburg

Lynchburg, VA

62.6
College Consensus
55
Publisher Consensus
70.3
Student Consensus

University of Management and Technology

Arlington, VA

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
UMW

University of Mary Washington

Fredericksburg, VA

63
College Consensus
55.6
Publisher Consensus
70.4
Student Consensus

University of Phoenix-Virginia

Glen Allen, VA

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
richmond

University of Richmond

University of Richmond, VA

76.6
College Consensus
75.2
Publisher Consensus
77.9
Student Consensus

University of the Potomac-VA Campus

Vienna, VA

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
U Virginia

University of Virginia-Main Campus

Charlottesville, VA

76.5
College Consensus
73.6
Publisher Consensus
79.4
Student Consensus

Virginia Baptist College

Fredericksburg, VA

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET

Virginia Beach Theological Seminary

Virginia Beach, VA

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA

57.7
College Consensus
47
Publisher Consensus
68.4
Student Consensus

Virginia International University

Fairfax, VA

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
Virginia Military institute

Virginia Military Institute

Lexington, VA

65.8
College Consensus
62.7
Publisher Consensus
68.9
Student Consensus
VT

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Blacksburg, VA

72.1
College Consensus
62
Publisher Consensus
82.3
Student Consensus
Virginia State University

Virginia State University

Petersburg, VA

56.8
College Consensus
43.5
Publisher Consensus
70.1
Student Consensus

Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Roanoke, VA

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET

Virginia Union University

Richmond, VA

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
58.6
Student Consensus

Virginia University of Lynchburg

Lynchburg, VA

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET

Virginia University of Oriental Medicine

Fairfax, VA

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET

Virginia Wesleyan University

Virginia Beach, VA

NO CONSENSUS YET
NO CONSENSUS YET
64
Student Consensus
washington lee

Washington and Lee University

Lexington, VA

79.3
College Consensus
75.9
Publisher Consensus
82.8
Student Consensus