College jumps in U.S. News Rankings

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August 17, 2010

2:01 PM

The College of William and Mary moved up two spots in the most recent U.S. News and World Report rankings of national colleges and universities.

Tying with Boston College as the 31st best national university, the College moved past New York University and Brandeis University in Massachusetts, and gained ground on the 25th-ranked University of Virginia.

U.S. News also listed the College as the sixth best publicly-supported national university. Rankings compiled by Forbes Magazine earlier in the week listed the College as the second best public university, just behind the University of Virginia.

Additionally, the College’s ranking rose in the “commitment to teaching” category, climbing one spot to fifth. The category, which was created last year, seeks to recognize universities that balance faculty research with undergraduate instruction. With its ranking, the College beat out other highly-ranked national universities, including Brown University, the University of Virginia and Yale University.

The College also ranked highly in more specific categories, including 12th for “happiest students,” eighth in both “professors get high marks” and “best college libraries,” and a green rating of 93.

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