The University of Mary Washington has been rated among the top in the nation by The Princeton Review, which featured UMW in its 2018 issue of “The Best 382 Colleges.” The book, now in its 26th edition, profiles only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges, as well as two colleges outside the U.S.
The Princeton Review is a New York City-based education services company that annually publishes guidebooks ranking colleges, and business and law schools. Surveying 137,000 students, the book assigns scores ranking schools in eight categories including admissions selectivity, academics and quality of life.
In this year’s profile of UMW, The Princeton Review says the University “offers a sense of community and tons of school spirit,” along with small class sizes, one-on-one time with professors and a plethora of undergraduate research opportunities.
The publication touts Mary Washington’s proximity to Washington, D.C., commitment to community service and welcoming campus community. “I’m never afraid to speak to someone new because at Mary Washington my peers are always accepting and willing to speak and form new friendships,” the guide quotes one students as saying.
It also points to the University as a “great liberal arts school” with strong academics and engaging faculty members. One student told the guide, “UMW professors go the extra mile to help students and ensure that they succeed and students never hesitate to take time out of their day to go see their professors during their office hours for extra help.”
For more information, visit The Princeton Review’s 2018 edition of “The Best 382 Colleges.”