Report: W&M highly recommended by high school counselors

WILLIAMSBURG, VA -  High school counselors place the College of William & Mary in the top 25 of National universities, according to a new ranking released last month by as part of US News and World Report's "America's Best Colleges 2009."

For this new ranking, high school counselors from the best public high schools nationwide were asked to "take into account the insights they use to direct students to particular colleges in addition to their knowledge about these schools in particular," according to the report.

Counselors rated the quality of a school's undergraduate academic programs on a scale of 1 (marginal) to 5 (distinguished). William & Mary earned a score of 4.4 from the counselors, placing it 25th among all national universities. William & Mary also earned an overall ranking of sixth among public institutions by the report. W&M is often been identified as "a public ivy."

The undergraduate business major at the College is the largest major on campus. Its Individualized Program of Study (IPS) underscores and echoes the values and strengths cited by the counselors-committed faculty recognized as the best in the country who empower and facilitate the student's ability to take charge of her future.

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