Many top colleges and universities are located throughout Virginia, including in cities such as Norfolk, Fredericksburg, Virginia Beach, Charlottesville, Lynchburg and the state capital of Richmond. Higher education options include small liberal arts colleges, midsize colleges and large research universities. Several colleges and universities in Virginia have national historical significance. The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg is one of the oldest colleges still in operation in the U.S.; the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington is the oldest state-supported military college in the U.S.; and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville was founded by Thomas Jefferson as the first nonsectarian university.
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Here are the best colleges in Virginia