College slips one spot in U.S. News rankings

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August 20, 2009

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The College of William and Mary slipped one spot in U.S. News and World Report’s annual college guide, ranking 33rd overall and remaining the sixth best public university.

The rankings, available online today, are based on academic reputation, class size, alumni gifts and other factors.

This year’s one-rank slip returns the College to its 2007 ranking. Between 2003 and 2006, the College held steady at 31.

Notably, the College’s ranking for financial resources improved significantly from last year. After ranking 106 in 2006 and 111 in 2007 and 2008, the College’s financial ranking improved to 88 this year. It is still, however, the lowest financial ranking of any of the top 50 universities.

The College also tied for sixth with Brown University for dedication to undergraduate teaching.

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