30. Roanoke College
School should be about doing what you love – at least that’s what Roanoke College believes. Students come to Salem to meet passionate peers who truly care about academics and want to make the world a better place. Of course, Roanoke’s incredible campus – rated one of the most beautiful in the country by Princeton Review – is a pretty good reason, too! A respectable admissions rate of 69% and a climbing graduation rate position Roanoke as a serious contender amongst top Virginia colleges, and other publications agree. U.S. News has even identified the school as an “up-and-comer” in the world of liberal arts colleges, and it’s easy to see why.
Net Price: $29,077/yr