Most Affordable Colleges in the state of Virginia for 2019

State of Virginia
Middle Class Affordability Rankings™
Which colleges are most affordable for Virginia residents? The answer may surprise you.

These rankings of the most affordable colleges for Virginia residents are based on the estimated net price for a "typical" middle class family living in the state of Virginia.

Note: Net price is the actual cost of the school paid by the student and family, after factoring in merit and grant aid from the college federal programs and work study. The net prices displayed in these rankings are College Raptor's estimates.
"Typical" Middle Class Family
Used in the net price estimates shown below
Number in Family
4
Number In College
1
Total Income
$80,000
Total Assets
$50,000


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Rank College Name Typical Net Price Sticker Price % Savings # Undergrads Est. Median SAT Acceptance Rate
1 Washington and Lee University $9,000 Image $67,200 87% 1,827 1,454 22%
2 Virginia State University $13,900 Image $22,200 37% 4,302 920 91.11%
3 The University of Virginia's College at Wise $14,200 Image $24,200 41% 2,095 1,035 77.51%
4 University of Richmond $15,000 Image $66,200 77% 3,265 1,396 32.97%
5 University of Virginia-Main Campus $16,000 Image $30,300 47% 16,655 1,410 27.35%
6 Virginia Military Institute $16,200 Image $30,000 46% 1,722 1,210 53.14%
7 Ferrum College $17,700 Image $51,500 66% 1,137 965 71.93%
7 Norfolk State University $17,700 Image $27,600 36% 4,687 950 90.13%
7 Radford University $17,700 Image $22,700 22% 8,418 995 74.32%
10 Eastern Mennonite University $17,900 Image $50,500 65% 1,098 1,105 53.73%
11 James Madison University $18,500 Image $23,300 21% 19,975 1,200 75.2%
12 Southern Virginia University $18,700 Image $26,800 30% 911 1,008 56.16%
13 Mary Baldwin University $18,900 Image $42,400 55% 1,136 1,099 94.7%
14 Virginia University of Lynchburg $19,200 Image $31,000 38% 268 N/A N/A
15 Longwood University $19,600 Image $27,000 27% 4,472 1,050 91.83%
16 Hollins University $20,900 Image $57,700 64% 645 1,214 48.38%
16 Old Dominion University $20,900 Image $25,600 18% 19,540 1,095 85.72%
18 College of William and Mary $21,100 Image $38,000 44% 6,285 1,402 35.92%
19 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University $21,800 Image $27,000 19% 27,193 1,288 70.06%
20 Sweet Briar College $22,000 Image $56,000 61% 319 1,120 92.8%
21 Christopher Newport University $22,400 Image $30,600 27% 4,954 1,185 72.39%
21 George Mason University $22,400 Image $30,300 26% 25,010 1,214 81.32%
23 University of Mary Washington $23,200 Image $27,200 14% 4,398 1,180 73.5%
24 University of Lynchburg $23,700 Image $50,600 53% 2,050 1,090 74.55%
25 Virginia Union University $24,100 Image $31,800 24% 1,295 930 43.92%
26 Randolph-Macon College $24,200 Image $55,900 57% 1,453 1,155 62.23%
27 Emory - Henry College $25,100 Image $50,200 50% 1,000 1,090 72.23%
28 Bluefield College $26,100 Image $40,000 35% 948 990 91.12%
28 Hampton University $26,100 Image $43,900 41% 3,792 1,085 36.2%
30 Virginia Commonwealth University $27,100 Image $30,100 10% 23,663 1,170 83.9%
31 Liberty University $27,500 Image $39,500 30% 45,754 1,164 29.79%
32 Averett University $27,600 Image $47,000 41% 927 965 61.02%
33 Roanoke College $28,400 Image $55,600 49% 2,035 1,155 67.19%
33 Virginia Wesleyan University $28,400 Image $50,200 43% 1,436 1,065 69.88%
35 Randolph College $28,600 Image $53,700 47% 663 1,080 86.44%
36 Shenandoah University $30,000 Image $42,800 30% 2,063 1,120 83.25%
37 Marymount University $30,500 Image $49,000 38% 2,305 1,060 92.26%
38 Bridgewater College $31,300 Image $93,800 67% 1,882 1,080 51.98%
School data from 2016-2017
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