College Rankings - Friendliest Townies/Locals in Virginia

Sometimes, "townies," or residents who live in a college town, get a bad rap. But these colleges and universities have affable townsfolk who embrace students for their youth, willingness to learn, and—more importantly—their business.

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1
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA
9.75 / 10
2
Mary Baldwin College
Staunton, VA
9.18 / 10
3
Bridgewater College
Bridgewater, VA
9.12 / 10
4
Roanoke College
Salem, VA
8.97 / 10
5
Ferrum College
Ferrum, VA
8.97 / 10
6
Virginia Wesleyan College
Norfolk, VA
8.95 / 10
7
Radford University
Radford, VA
8.94 / 10
8
Sweet Briar College
Sweet Briar, VA
8.92 / 10
9
Eastern Mennonite University
Harrisonburg, VA
8.85 / 10
10
U of V College at Wise
Wise, VA
8.85 / 10
11
Norfolk State University
Norfolk, VA
8.84 / 10
12
Liberty University
Lynchburg, VA
8.82 / 10
13
Hollins University
Roanoke, VA
8.82 / 10
14
Lynchburg College
Lynchburg, VA
8.79 / 10
15
Emory & Henry College
Emory, VA
8.77 / 10
16
Hampden-Sydney College
Hampden-Sydney, VA
8.77 / 10
17
Christopher Newport University
Newport News, VA
8.77 / 10
18
University of Richmond
University of Richmond, VA
8.74 / 10
19
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA
8.74 / 10
20
Virginia Military Institute
Lexington, VA
8.74 / 10
21
Regent University
Virginia Beach, VA
8.72 / 10
22
College of William & Mary
Williamsburg, VA
8.72 / 10
23
Randolph-Macon College
Ashland, VA
8.69 / 10
24
Southern Virginia University
Buena Vista, VA
8.65 / 10
25
Virginia Union University
Richmond, VA
8.64 / 10