Local colleges make the grade in rankings

Burl Rolett | Richmond BizSense

Virginia schools got high marks in a popular set of college rankings released Tuesday.

U.S. News and World Report ranked the University of Richmond in a tie for the 25th best liberal arts college in the nation in the latest installment of its annual “Best Colleges” rankings. Virginia Commonwealth University came in 167th in the separate national universities category.

Both schools landed on the list of “up and coming” colleges. VCU was one of 23 universities to receive the honor. UR joined Salem’s Roanoke College and eight other liberal arts colleges on that list, which was based on assessments by college presidents, provosts and deans.

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