College Rankings - Local Atmosphere in Virginia

Making the grade: A high Local Atmosphere grade indicates that the area surrounding campus is safe and scenic. Other factors include nearby attractions, proximity to other schools, and the town's attitude toward students. How exactly does CP calculate these grades?

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Marymount University
Arlington, VA
2,465
A-
Regent University
Virginia Beach, VA
2,433
A-
Virginia Wesleyan College
Norfolk, VA
1,431
B+
Bridgewater College
Bridgewater, VA
1,759
B+
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
20,653
B+
Liberty University
Lynchburg, VA
72,157
B+
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
15,822
B+
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA
23,951
B+
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA
23,859
B+
Virginia Union University
Richmond, VA
1,359
B
Christopher Newport University
Newport News, VA
5,046
B
Eastern Mennonite University
Harrisonburg, VA
1,124
B
Ferrum College
Ferrum, VA
1,510
B
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA
17,900
B
Lynchburg College
Lynchburg, VA
2,211
B
Norfolk State University
Norfolk, VA
6,367
B
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA
19,612
B
Roanoke College
Salem, VA
2,060
B
Shenandoah University
Winchester, VA
2,402
B
University of Richmond
University of Richmond, VA
3,341
B-
College of William & Mary
Williamsburg, VA
6,171
B-
Radford University
Radford, VA
8,350
C+
Hampton University
Hampton, VA
3,862
C+
Hollins University
Roanoke, VA
613
C+
Mary Baldwin College
Staunton, VA
1,512