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Business Insider ranks W&M among smartest public colleges

William & Mary is one of the smartest public colleges in the country, according to a report published by Business Insider Monday.

The business and technology news website listed the university third among “The 100 Smartest Public Colleges in America,” following Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of California-Berkeley.  William & Mary is the top-ranked Virginia school on this list, with the University of Virginia ranked fifth and Virginia Tech 42nd.

Last week, the website published a list of “The 600 Smartest Colleges in America,” which included both public and private institutions. William & Mary was tied for 47th on that list.

The rankings were based on average standardized test scores – SAT and ACT – as reported by U.S. News and World Report. That magazine ranked William & Mary sixth among public national universities just last month.

Earlier this year, Business Insider reported that William & Mary has the smartest students of any public university in the country. That ranking was based on data collected by Niche, a college review website formerly known as College Prowler.