The University of Mary Washington has been named to The Princeton Review’s 2016 edition of “The Best 380 Colleges” and Forbes’ 2015 list of “America’s Top 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 university’s commitment to academics and the strong sense of community that pervades the campus body.
Students say that UMW is about “finding what you’re passionate about and studying it through multiple disciplines and perspectives while building strong relationships with faculty and peers,” according to UMW’s profile. “Students rave about the ‘small, beautiful campus’ and ‘strong sense of community.’”
According to Forbes, the list of 650 schools is unique to competitors in the way it focuses on ‘output’ over ‘input.’ According to the magazine, “We’re not all that interested in what gets a student into college, like our peers who focus heavily on selectivity metrics such as high school class rank, SAT scores and the like. Our sights are set directly on ROI: What are students getting out of college?”