UMW Among Best Colleges, According to Princeton Review


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

Princeton Review Ranks UMW Among Nation’s Best

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The University of Mary Washington has been named to The Princeton Review’s 2013 edition of “The Best 377 Colleges.” The Princeton Review is a New York City-based education services company that annually publishes guidebooks ranking colleges, business and law schools. The annual college guide includes detailed profiles of the colleges with school rating scores in eight categories, including admissions selectivity, academics and quality of life. In its profile, The Princeton Review says UMW students applaud the small student body and class sizes for fostering close interactions with faculty members. “Overall, students agree, ‘Mary Washington is all about getting a well-rounded education while becoming a part of a great community’ and point out that ‘professors are included in that as well.’” Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and three colleges outside the U.S. are profiled in the book. “Our choices are based on institutional data we collect about … [Read more...]

Princeton Review Lists UMW Among Nation’s Best Values


The University of Mary Washington has been named to the Princeton Review’s 150 “Best Value Colleges: 2012 Edition.” The list of best value colleges, announced Tuesday, Feb. 7 on the Princeton Review website and in USA Today, features 75 public and 75 private colleges and universities. Mary Washington is listed among the nation’s 75 “Best Value Public Colleges.” The Princeton Review bases its rankings on surveys of administrators and students at 650 institutions it identified as having excellent academics. The selection criteria examined more than 30 factors in the areas of academics, cost of attendance and financial aid, using data from surveys conducted from fall 2010 through fall 2011. “We are delighted that once again the University of Mary Washington has been recognized for delivering a top quality education while providing a great value,” said President Richard V. Hurley. “An investment in a UMW education is an investment in innovative teaching and development of … [Read more...]