The University of Mary Washington has been rated among the top in the nation by The Princeton Review, which featured UMW in its 2019 issue of “The Best 384 Colleges.” The guide, now in its 27th edition, profiles less than 20 percent of the nation’s 2,000-plus four-year colleges.
The Princeton Review is a New York City-based education services company that annually publishes guidebooks ranking colleges, and business and law schools. Surveying 138,000 students, the book assigns scores ranking schools in eight categories including admissions selectivity, academics and quality of life.
Students surveyed praise UMW for its “sense of community” and tons of “school spirit,” describing the University as a great liberal arts school with small class sizes, rich undergraduate research opportunities and outstanding professors. “UMW professors go the extra mile to help students and ensure that they succeed,” said one undergraduate.
The publication touts Mary Washington’s proximity to Washington, D.C., commitment to community service and welcoming campus community. “I’m never afraid to speak to someone new because at Mary Washington my peers are always accepting and willing to speak and form new friendships.”
UMW also is listed among The Princeton Review’s “Best Southeastern Colleges” and “Green Colleges.” For more information, visit The Princeton Review’s 2018 edition of “The Best 384 Colleges.”
The recognition is the latest by selective college guides to rank Mary Washington among the nation’s best, including the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2019 and U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 “America’s Best Colleges.”