43 Va. schools make U.S. News and World Report’s 2022 list
University of Virginia tops Virginia schools, takes No. 4 spot for best public university again
Forty-three Virginia schools ranked on the U.S. News and World Report’s 2022 best lists of more than 600 universities and liberal arts colleges in the country, released Monday.
The University of Virginia ranked No. 25 in national universities, tying with Carnegie Mellon University and moving one spot up from its rank in 2021. U.Va. ranked No. 4 on the top public schools list, tied for No. 8 in business programs and placed ninth on the best colleges for veterans list.
“Our ranking reflects the strengths of our people: the excellence and diversity of our students, the achievements and service of our faculty and the success and commitment of our alumni,” Steve Farmer, U.Va. vice provost for enrollment, said in a statement.
Eleven Virginia universities made the U.S. News and World Report 2022 list of the 392 best universities:
- No. 25 University of Virginia
- No. 38 William & Mary
- No. 75 Virginia Tech
- No. 148 George Mason University
- No. 172 Virginia Commonwealth University
- No. 202 Hampton University
- No. 263 Old Dominion University (tied with Shenandoah University)
- No. 263 Shenandoah University (tied with ODU)
- No. 277 Regent University
- No. 299 through 391 Liberty University
- No. 299 through 391 Mary Baldwin University
William & Mary placed No. 9 in best undergraduate teaching and No. 10 in top public schools, tying with the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), the University of California, Davis, and the University of Texas at Austin.
Of the 223 schools ranked this year, 15 Virginia liberal arts colleges made U.S. News and World Report’s 2022 list:
- No. 11 Washington and Lee University
- No. 22 University of Richmond
- No. 67 Virginia Military Institute
- No. 98 Hampden-Sydney College
- No. 105 Hollins University
- No. 11 Randolph-Macon College
- No. 128 Roanoke College
- No. 141 Randolph College
- No. 158 Emory and Henry College (tied with U.Va.’s College at Wise)
- No. 158 University of Virginia’s College at Wise (tied with Emory and Henry College)
- No. 165 Sweet Briar College
- No. 168 through 222 Bridgewater College
- No. 168 through 222 Southern Virginia University
- No. 168 through 222 Virginia Union University
- No. 168 through 222 Virginia Wesleyan University
Washington and Lee University ranked No. 9 in the best value schools ranking. The University of Richmond ranked No. 25 on the best value schools list.