For the seventh consecutive year, the University of Mary Washington has been named a “best buy” in the prestigious Fiske Guide to Colleges.
Mary Washington is among 47 public and private institutions designated as a “best buy,” delivering outstanding academics and the most reasonable prices. The selective guidebook features more than 300 colleges and universities. The listing was based on questionnaires sent to administrators and a cross-section of students.
UMW rates among 21 public and 26 private schools singled out as “best buys” in the 2017 edition of the guide. It is one of only two institutions in Virginia and the District of Columbia to be awarded this distinction, joining George Mason University.
“Mary Washington could easily be mistaken for one of Virginia’s elite private colleges.
It offers just as much history and tradition albeit for a much lower price,” according to the Fiske Guide, which has been compiled annually under the direction of Edward B. Fiske, former education editor of the New York Times. “Mary Washington has gained a reputation as one of the premium public liberal arts colleges in the country and continues to attract bright students from around the globe.”
The Fiske Guide is available in bookstores and as an iPad app on iTunes and a web app on http://www.collegecountdown.com/.