It was listed as the 94th best in-state best value and 69th best out-of-state value based on academics and affordability.
The College of William & Mary nearly topped the list at 4th for both its in-state and out-of-state value.
The magazine compiled data from more than 500 public four-year schools, including SAT or ACT scores, admission and retention rates, student-faculty ratios, and four- and six-year graduation rates.
Each school was ranked as in-state and out-of-state value based on cost and financial aid, with academic quality carrying the most overall weight.
Here’s a look at how other Virginia colleges were ranked:
University of Virginia (3rd in-state, 5th out-of-state)
James Madison University (28th in-state, 33rd out-of state)
Virginia Tech (32nd in-state, 38th out-of state)
University of Mary Washington (44th in-state and out-of-state)
George Mason University (50th in-state, 68th out-of-state).
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