U.S. News Ranks UMW Among Top Five Public Universities in the South

UMW is ranked fifth among public universities in the south, according to U.S. News & World Report.

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. … [Read more...]

Virginia Living Magazine Names UMW Among Most Innovative Schools

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The University of Mary Washington has been selected as one of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s top schools of 2013 by Virginia Living, the most widely read lifestyle magazine in the state. UMW is listed among 150 of Virginia’s most innovative educational programs in the magazine’s State of Education supplement in the October issue. … [Read more...]

UMW Among Best Colleges, According to Princeton Review

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The University of Mary Washington has been named to The Princeton Review’s 2014 edition of “The Best 378 Colleges.” … [Read more...]

UMW Named One of Top 100 Producers of Minority Degrees

UMW is listed among the top 100 producers of minority degrees for 2013 by the publication Diverse: Issues In Higher Education.

The University of Mary Washington is listed among the top 100 producers of minority degrees for 2013 by the publication Diverse: Issues In Higher Education. … [Read more...]

Fiske College Guide Names UMW Among Nation’s Best

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For the fourth consecutive year, the University of Mary Washington is the only institution in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia named as a “best buy” in the prestigious Fiske Guide to Colleges. … [Read more...]

UMW Receives Accolades for Affordability

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The University of Mary Washington is listed among the top colleges and universities for affordability in two new online rankings. … [Read more...]

Washington Monthly Ranks UMW Among Top Master’s Universities

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The University of Mary Washington has been rated 12th among master’s universities in the nation by the Washington Monthly magazine. In its annual “College Guide and Rankings,” the publication ranks 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. “Unlike U.S. News and World Report and similar guides, this one asks not what colleges can do for you, but what colleges are doing for the country,” wrote editors of the Washington Monthly college guide. “Are they educating low-income students, or just catering to the affluent? Are they improving the quality of their teaching, or ducking accountability for it? Are they trying to become more productive—and if so, why is average tuition rising faster than health care costs? Every year we lavish billions of … [Read more...]