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Five Best Colleges in Virginia

Tuesday, 16 Nov 2010 04:06 PM

The state of Virginia has many fine colleges and universities, some with national reputations, that offer many choices for students.
The five best Virginia colleges and universities are:

University of Virginia. 
The University, founded in 1819 and located in Charlottesville, is a nationally ranked public educational institution with 11 schools, offering studies in the fields of Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Commerce, Education, Engineering, and Law. The tuition fee for undergraduate residents of Virginia is approximately $4226, and for nonresidents, it is $13,851.

College of William and Mary.
This prestigious Virginia college is located in Williamsburg. It is a public educational institution and was founded in 1693 by the Royal Charter of British King William III and Queen Mary II. U.S. Presidents such as John Tyler, James Monroe, and Thomas Jefferson have studied at William and Mary. It is also famous for its cutting-edge research. This college has three undergraduate divisions of Arts and Sciences, Education, and Business Administration. The tuition fee for undergraduate students is $2774, and for nonresidents, it is $11,555.

Virginia Tech.
This public educational institution, founded in 1872, is located in Blacksburg. This university was started primarily as a polytechnic institute. However, later it grew to include other disciplines as well. Currently, the polytechnic core of Virginia Tech is considered to have the strongest programs, which includes engineering, forestry, agriculture, architecture, and veterinary medicine. The tuition fee for Virginia residents is $2886, and for nonresidents of Virginia, it is $8990.

George Mason University.
This university was founded in 1957 and is a public educational institution. Located in Fairfax, the school was originally a branch of the University of Virginia, but it became independent in 1972. The school is known for its programs on Economics, Law, and Public Policy. This university has 13 schools and colleges. The tuition fee is $3420 for undergraduate students, and it is $9864 for nonresidents.

Virginia Commonwealth University.
This university is located in Richmond. It was founded in 1958 as a public educational institution. Virginia Commonwealth University is especially known for research, but is also known for the programs in health administration, medicine, social work, and art. There are 14 schools and colleges at Virginia Commonwealth University. These include schools in Humanities and Sciences, Mass Communications, World Studies, Government and Public Affairs, Allied Health Professionals, Arts, Business, Education, Engineering, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Social Work. The tuition fee for undergraduate students is $6196 while for non-residents, it is $18,740.
So, if you are thinking of pursuing higher education in Virginia, consider these colleges and universities.

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