U.S. News & World Report has ranked the University of Mary Washington’s undergraduate program fifth among public southern universities in the “Top Public Regional Universities – South” category in its 2014 edition of America’s Best Colleges. The university ranks 13th among all southern universities in the same category. Mary Washington has been ranked in the top 20 among southern universities each year for seven consecutive years.
The listing was announced Sept. 10 in the magazine’s online edition. U.S. News & World Report bases its rankings on peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving.
UMW also is named in a list of “A-Plus Schools for B Students,” for schools ranked among the top three-quarters of their peer groups in the 2014 Best Colleges rankings that admit a meaningful proportion of non-“A” students. For the full list, visit www.usnews.com.
In recent years, the university has seen its academic reputation garner national recognition in numerous selective guidebooks, including Forbes, the Fiske Guide to Colleges and the Princeton Review’s 2012 edition of 150 “Best Value Colleges” and the 2014 edition of “The Best 378 Colleges.”