The University of Mary Washington has received high marks in recent selective guide rankings of colleges and universities.
U.S. News & World Report ranked the University of Mary Washington’s undergraduate program 17th among Southern regional universities, seventh among public regional universities in the same category, 11th in the Best Colleges for Veterans list and 62nd in the Best Value category in its “Best Colleges 2018” guidebook.
The listing was announced Sept. 12 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. For the full list, visit www.usnews.com/colleges.
In addition, the Washington Monthly ranked UMW 21st in the Top Master’s Universities category of the 2017 Washington Monthly College Rankings. Washington Monthly also listed UMW as 58th in the “Best Bang for the Buck Southeast Colleges” category.
The Washington Monthly rates schools based on their contribution to the public good. The criteria includes social mobility that encompasses recruiting and graduating low-income students; research that produces cutting-edge scholarships and Ph.D.s; and service that encourages students to give back to their country. For the full list, visit http://washingtonmonthly.com/2017college-guide.
Also, in College Factual/USA Today, UMW earned the distinction of having the No. 1 geography program in the Southeastern region. College Factual/USA Today also placed UMW at No. 10 in Virginia, as well as in the top 15 percent in the Southeast. For more information about UMW’s rankings with College Factual, visit http://www.collegefactual.com/colleges/university-of-mary-washington/rankings/
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 2018 edition of “The Best 382 Colleges.”