Virginia's Elite Colleges are Booming

Others are Struggling to Find Students

The University of Virginia received nearly 51,000 applications from high school seniors this year, breaking a school record for the second straight year.

Down Interstate 81, Virginia Tech set a record, too, with 45,000 applicants.

But while the state’s most prestigious public colleges are flourishing, others are struggling to find students. The number of undergraduates at Radford sank 23% in four years, while Longwood lost 22% and Virginia Commonwealth University slid 9%. 

Read the full story from the Richmond Times-Dispatch HERE.