U.S. News and World Report has released its annual National University Ranking if the top 300 colleges in the country. Virginia has six schools in the top 230.
Once again, The University of Virginia ranks among the top 25 schools in the country, but just barely. UVa was 24th last year, dropped one place this year. UVa was also named the third best public university.
Virginia Commonwealth University fell seven places to number 171. VCU’s Mike Porter said, “We’ve not yet completed a thorough review of the indicator score which contribute to this ranking. We know that we’ve experienced some positive growth in some of those indicators, such as improved student retention, an increase in the six year graduation rate, and more full time faculty.”
William and Mary ranked 32nd, Virginia Tech, 69th. In rankings for liberal arts schools, Washington and Lee moved up to 10th and Richmond to 23rd.