: 15,762 Student-faculty ratio
: 16:1 Graduation rate
: 4-yr., 87%; 6-yr., 94% Annual in-state cost
: $22,645 Annual out-of-state cost
: $48,597 Avg. debt at graduation
After finishing in third place in our rankings consistently since February 2008, Virginia finally climbed to second place. Credit higher test scores this year and a gentle increase in total cost. The Charlottesville school's 87% four-year graduation rate is the highest on our list. And UVA is one of only two schools in our rankings to meet 100% of financial need (first-ranked UNC Chapel Hill is the other). In-state students pay just $5,464, on average, after factoring in need.
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