June 3, 2023

Forbes Deems UMW a “Best College”

For the fourth consecutive year, Forbes.com online news magazine has recognized the University of Mary Washington as one of the nation’s top universities.

In the annual list of America’s Best Colleges,” UMW ranked 55thout of 100 institutions that Forbes deems “The Top 100 Best Buy Colleges.” Overall, UMW is ranked 291 out of 650 undergraduate institutions that the magazine considers the nation’s best.

According to Forbes.com, the list is based on the following five categories: post graduate success, which evaluates alumni pay and prominence; student satisfaction, which includes professor evaluations and first-year retention rates; debt, which penalizes schools for high student debt loads and default rates; four year graduation rate; and competitive awards, which rewards schools whose students win prestigious scholarships. The full list of ranked institutions is available at http://www.forbes.com/top-colleges/list/.

Read the full news release.

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.