Private Colleges in the Mid-Atlantic States

More than half of all college freshmen are enrolled at a college within 100 miles of their permanent home. Only a small fraction venture further than 500 miles from home for college.

But knowing which colleges are in your region is important for several reasons. First, because of their location, these colleges provide you a good opportunity to visit the campus. Even if you move far away for college, seeing what is available nearby will help you decide which type of college fits you best. Also, colleges nearby may have state-funded merit aid programs that extend across state lines. So you may be able to pay in-state tuition for a college that is located across state lines.

These are the private colleges and universities located in the Mid-Atlantic states: Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. Tuition listed is for one full academic year, based on 2007 data.

Private Colleges in the Mid-Atlantic

College City State Full-time undergrads Tuition
George Washington University Washington DC 10,530 $39,240
Georgetown University Washington DC 6,883 $35,964
American University Washington DC 5,811 $31,425
Catholic University of America Washington DC 3,183 $28,990
Trinity Washington University Washington DC 728 $18,807
Howard University Washington DC 7,093 $14,020
Gallaudet University Washington DC 1,087 $12,780
Southeastern University Washington DC 366 $10,470
Wesley College Dover DE 2,123 $17,579
Widener University-Delaware Campus Wilmington DE 97 $12,660
Wilmington University New Castle DE 3,780 $8,450
St John’s College Annapolis MD 506 $36,596
Johns Hopkins University Baltimore MD 5,892 $35,900
Loyola College in Maryland Baltimore MD 3,546 $34,250
Washington College Chestertown MD 1,316 $32,160
Goucher College Baltimore MD 1,375 $31,082
McDaniel College Westminster MD 1,844 $28,940
Mount St Mary’s University Emmitsburg MD 1,651 $25,890
Hood College Frederick MD 1,185 $25,076
College of Notre Dame of Maryland Baltimore MD 1,192 $24,500
Columbia Union College Takoma Park MD 979 $19,375
Villa Julie College Stevenson MD 2,650 $17,944
Sojourner-Douglass College Baltimore MD 999 $7,478
University of Richmond Richmond VA 3,280 $37,610
Washington and Lee University Lexington VA 1,771 $35,445
Hampden-Sydney College Hampden-Sydney VA 1,078 $27,732
Lynchburg College Lynchburg VA 2,009 $26,837
Randolph-Macon College Ashland VA 1,135 $26,830
Roanoke College Salem VA 1,889 $26,250
Randolph College Lynchburg VA 645 $25,860
Hollins University Roanoke VA 949 $25,645
Sweet Briar College Sweet Briar VA 603 $25,015
Virginia Wesleyan College Norfolk VA 1,181 $24,515
Mary Baldwin College Staunton VA 1,313 $22,730
Shenandoah University Winchester VA 1,633 $22,340
Emory and Henry College Emory VA 892 $22,320
Eastern Mennonite University Harrisonburg VA 1,056 $21,960
Bridgewater College Bridgewater VA 1,499 $21,490
Virginia Intermont College Bristol VA 766 $21,200
Ferrum College Ferrum VA 933 $20,840
Averett University Danville VA 758 $20,512
Marymount University Arlington VA 2,142 $20,410
Southern Virginia University Buena Vista VA 701 $16,500
Liberty University Lynchburg VA 13,429 $15,800
Hampton University Hampton VA 5,359 $15,610
Virginia Union University Richmond VA 1,172 $13,394
Bluefield College Bluefield VA 722 $13,180
Saint Pauls College Lawrenceville VA 666 $12,020
Regent University Virginia Beach VA 777 $10,488
Wheeling Jesuit University Wheeling WV 1,112 $23,490
University of Charleston Charleston WV 1,120 $22,050
West Virginia Wesleyan College Buckhannon WV 1,122 $21,830
Alderson Broaddus College Philippi WV 653 $20,030
Davis & Elkins College Elkins WV 571 $18,746
Bethany College Bethany WV 816 $18,203
Ohio Valley University Vienna WV 558 $15,990
Mountain State University Beckley WV 3,436 $6,480