A new study uses acceptance and SAT statistics to figure out which is the hardest Virginia college to get into.

The California Institute of Technology claims the title of this years most difficult American college to get into, according to data compiled by an academic review website Niche. The study weighs college acceptance rates and standardized test score averages to arrive at a composite score measuring how difficult it is for applicants to be accepted. There were 40 Virginia colleges and universities that were considered in the ranking. After all the numbers were crunched, Washington & Lee University came in as Virginia's hardest college to get into. When compared along schools from around the nation, Washington & Lee ranked 32nd in terms of acceptance difficulty. Only 19.5 percent of Washington & Lee's applicants end up getting accepted and the average SAT scores fall between 1320-1460. The lucky few who gain acceptance to this highly selective school will have the privilege of paying $44,660 a year for their undergraduate education. Want to see how the rest of Virginia's colleges and universities measure up? Here's part of list of the hardest Virginia colleges to get into. You can view the entire list here.

Washington & Lee University

Acceptance Rate: 19.5% Avg SAT Range: 1320-1460 Avg ACT Range: 30-33

University of Virginia

Acceptance Rate: 29% Avg SAT Range: 1250-1460 Avg ACT Range: 28-33

College of William & Mary

Acceptance Rate: 33% Avg SAT Range: 1270-1470 Avg ACT Range: 29-33

University of Richmond

Acceptance Rate: 31.8% Avg SAT Range: 1220-1430 Avg ACT Range: 29-32

Liberty University

Acceptance Rate: 22.3% Avg SAT Range: 910-1160 Avg ACT Range: 19-26

Virginia Military Institute

Acceptance Rate: 44.4% Avg SAT Range: 1070-1250 Avg ACT Range: 23-28

Check out the rankings for the hardest Maryland colleges to get into!