This story has been corrected to say the University of Virginia finished tied for second among public universities in the most recent U.S. News and & World Report rankings. A previous version said the university finished third.
In the most recent U.S. News & World Report, the College of William and Mary ranked sixth among public universities in the country.
It's a familiar place for W&M, the university was also ranked sixth last year.
When public and private schools nationwide are considered, the college finished 32nd this year, up from 34th last year.
"When it comes to U.S. News, we always expect some movement each year -- up or...