Best Liberal Arts Colleges in Virginia

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We have created a 2019 ranking of the best colleges in Virginia that offer Liberal Arts degrees to help you find a school that fits your needs. Each school's ranking is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. In addition, you can view our entire list of all 48 Liberal Arts schools located within Virginia. We also provide reviews, facts, and questions and answers for schools on our site and offer you access to get valuable information from colleges and universities today.

Best Liberal Arts Colleges in Virginia for 2019

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 University of Virginia-Main Campus Charlottesville, VA

University of Virginia-Main Campus offers 2 Liberal Arts Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small suburb. In 2015, 631 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 631 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 60 Reviews
2 Germanna Community College Locust Grove, VA

Germanna Community College offers 1 Liberal Arts Degree program. It's a medium sized public college in a outlying rural. In 2015, 614 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 614 Associate's degrees.

3 Lord Fairfax Community College Middletown, VA

Lord Fairfax Community College offers 1 Liberal Arts Degree program. It's a medium sized public college in a outlying rural. In 2015, 480 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 480 Associate's degrees.

4 Southside Virginia Community College Alberta, VA

Southside Virginia Community College offers 1 Liberal Arts Degree program. It's a medium sized public college in a far away rural. In 2015, 430 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 430 Associate's degrees.

5 James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA

James Madison University offers 2 Liberal Arts Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small city. In 2015, 271 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 271 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 32 Reviews
6 Blue Ridge Community College Weyers Cave, VA

Blue Ridge Community College offers 1 Liberal Arts Degree program. It's a medium sized public college in a outlying rural. In 2015, 356 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 356 Associate's degrees.

7 Longwood University Farmville, VA

Longwood University offers 1 Liberal Arts Degree program. It's a medium sized public university in a remote town. In 2015, 174 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 174 Bachelor's degrees.

8 Central Virginia Community College Lynchburg, VA

Central Virginia Community College offers 1 Liberal Arts Degree program. It's a medium sized public college in a small city. In 2015, 291 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 291 Associate's degrees.

9 University of Richmond University of Richmond, VA

University of Richmond offers 3 Liberal Arts Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 15 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 11 Master's degrees, 4 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
10 Patrick Henry Community College Martinsville, VA

Patrick Henry Community College offers 1 Liberal Arts Degree program. It's a small public college in a outlying rural. In 2015, 239 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 239 Associate's degrees.

List of all Liberal Arts Colleges in Virginia

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of Virginia-Main Campus University of Virginia-Main Campus Charlottesville, VA
4/5
11 : 1 23,883
Germanna Community College Germanna Community College Locust Grove, VA
2/5
43 : 1 6,993
Lord Fairfax Community College Lord Fairfax Community College Middletown, VA
2/5
44 : 1 7,002
Southside Virginia Community College Southside Virginia Community College Alberta, VA
2/5
39 : 1 4,439
James Madison University James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA
3/5
19 : 1 21,227
Blue Ridge Community College Blue Ridge Community College Weyers Cave, VA
2/5
32 : 1 4,192
Longwood University Longwood University Farmville, VA
3/5
19 : 1 5,087
Central Virginia Community College Central Virginia Community College Lynchburg, VA
2/5
36 : 1 4,433
University of Richmond University of Richmond University of Richmond, VA
5/5
9 : 1 4,181
Patrick Henry Community College Patrick Henry Community College Martinsville, VA
2/5
32 : 1 2,594
Washington and Lee University Washington and Lee University Lexington, VA
5/5
8 : 1 2,172
New River Community College New River Community College Dublin, VA
2/5
50 : 1 4,477
Liberty University Liberty University Lynchburg, VA
4/5
39 : 1 80,494
Rappahannock Community College Rappahannock Community College Glenns, VA
2/5
50 : 1 3,566
George Mason University George Mason University Fairfax, VA
3/5
21 : 1 33,929
The University of Virginia's College at Wise The University of Virginia's College at Wise Wise, VA
3/5
16 : 1 2,027
Southwest Virginia Community College Southwest Virginia Community College Richlands, VA
2/5
35 : 1 2,563
Hampton University Hampton University Hampton, VA
4/5
13 : 1 4,269
University of Mary Washington University of Mary Washington Fredericksburg, VA
3/5
16 : 1 4,647
Wytheville Community College Wytheville Community College Wytheville, VA
2/5
41 : 1 2,915
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg, VA
3/5
19 : 1 32,663
Virginia Highlands Community College Virginia Highlands Community College Abingdon, VA
2/5
33 : 1 2,365
Marymount University Marymount University Arlington, VA
5/5
15 : 1 3,363
Mountain Empire Community College Mountain Empire Community College Big Stone Gap, VA
2/5
40 : 1 2,718
Eastern Mennonite University Eastern Mennonite University Harrisonburg, VA
5/5
13 : 1 1,773

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Additional Liberal Arts Degree Facts for Virginia Schools

Virginia Schools offering online Liberal Arts degrees

Online Liberal Arts degrees are available at a variety of different schools with as many as 480 degrees earned at the most popular school. Read more below about all schools that have offered online Liberal Arts degrees. If you are interested learning more about getting a degree online, check out our page dedicated to online degree information.

Certificate
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
School Name Certificate Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Lord Fairfax Community College 0 480 0 0 0
Southside Virginia Community College 0 430 0 0 0
Central Virginia Community College 0 291 0 0 0
New River Community College 0 217 0 0 0
Rappahannock Community College 0 191 0 0 0
How many Virginia schools offer online Liberal Arts degrees?
  • 11 Associate's
  • 2 Bachelor's

What Liberal Arts degree programs were earned in Virginia?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Associate's 2-year Length 22 Colleges 3,650 Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 25 Colleges 1,481 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 3 Colleges 1 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 1 Colleges 11 Graduates
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