October 1, 2020

Fiske Names UMW Among Best Colleges for 10th Consecutive Year

For the 10th consecutive year, The Fiske Guide to Colleges has named University of Mary Washington among the country’s best colleges for delivering outstanding academics and reasonable prices.

Among top-selling publications that compare colleges, the prestigious Fiske Guide is often considered the gold standard resource. The 2020 edition, the 36th annual issue, features more than 300 of the “best and most interesting” public and private colleges and universities in the nation, as well as Canada, Great Britain and Ireland. Listings are based on questionnaires completed by administrators and a cross-section of students.

Along with strong academics, championship athletics and successful graduates, this year’s edition mentions Mary Washington’s rich history, unique traditions like Devil Goat Day and Junior Ring Week, and of course, its beauty: “The campus features classical Jeffersonian buildings, sweeping lawns, brick walkways and breathtaking foliage.”

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Fiske College Guide Names UMW Among Nation’s Best

The University of Mary Washington has once again been recognized among the nation’s best colleges by the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2019. This is the ninth consecutive year UMW has received the distinction from the prestigious publication, the nation’s top-selling college guidebook. Mary Washington is among public and private institutions recognized for delivering outstanding academics […]

Fiske College Guide Names UMW Among Nation’s Best

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. […]

Fiske College Guide Names UMW Among Nation’s Best

The University of Mary Washington is the only institution in Virginia and the District of Columbia to be named as a “best buy” in the prestigious Fiske Guide to Colleges. This is the fifth consecutive year for UMW to be awarded this distinction. “I am delighted that, once again, UMW is being recognized for the high quality institution that it is,” said UMW President Richard V. Hurley. “The distinction confirms what we long have known: This University offers a tremendous return on investment.” Mary Washington is among 44 public and private institutions designated as a “best buy,” delivering outstanding academics and the most reasonable prices. FiskeBestBuy_1The 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 is among 22 public and 22 private schools singled out as “best buys” in the 2015 edition of the guide. “Mary Washington could easily be mistaken for one of Virginia’s elite private colleges. It offers just as much history and tradition—for a much lower price. . . On the selectivity chart, UMW ranks behind only UVA and William and Mary among Virginia public universities,” 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 CollegeCountdown.com. For more information, visit http://www.collegecountdown.com/.

Fiske College Guide Names UMW Among Nation’s Best

For the fourth consecutive year, the University of Mary Washington is the only institution in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia named as a “best buy” in the prestigious Fiske Guide to Colleges. Mary Washington is among 41 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 is among 21 public and 20 private schools singled out as “best buys” in the 2014 edition of the guide. “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,” according to the Fiske Guide, which has been compiled for the past 30 years under the direction of Edward B. Fiske, former education editor of the New York Times. The Fiske Guide is available in bookstores and as an iPad app on iTunes and a web app on CollegeCountdown.com. For more information, visit http://www.collegecountdown.com/.

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News release prepared by: Brynn Boyer  

UMW Named “Best Buy” in Fiske Guide to Colleges

For the third consecutive year, the University of Mary Washington is the only institution in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia named as a “best buy” in the prestigious Fiske Guide to Colleges.

“We long have known that University of Mary Washington offers a tremendous return on investment, and we’re glad the rest of the world is recognizing the value of the educational experience here,” said UMW President Richard V. Hurley. “You can’t find a better buy in higher education today — rigorous academics combined with a rich array of out-of-classroom activities, all of which comes with a relatively moderate price tag.”

Mary Washington is among 41 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 administrators and a cross-section of students.

UMW is among 20 public and 21 private schools singled out as “best buys” in the 2013 edition of the guide.

“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,” 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. “‘The courses are challenging and engaging,’ says a senior, and they ‘push students out of the classroom and into experiential opportunities.’”

The Fiske Guide is available in bookstores and as an iPad app on iTunes and a web app on CollegeCountdown.com. For more information, visit http://www.collegecountdown.com/.

Fiske College Guide Names UMW a “Best Buy”

For the second year in a row, the University of Mary Washington is the only institution in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia to be named as a “best buy” in the prestigious Fiske Guide to Colleges. Fiske announced that UMW is among 24 public and 25 private schools singled out as “best buys” in the 2012 edition of the guide.

The listing, which examined institutions that offer the best education and most reasonable prices, was based on questionnaires sent to administrators and a cross-section of students.

Read the press release.

Fiske Guide 2012

Fiske College Guide Names UMW a “Best Buy”

For the second year in a row, the University of Mary Washington is the only institution in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia to be named as a “best buy” in the prestigious Fiske Guide to Colleges. Fiske announced that UMW is among 24 public and 25 private schools singled out as “best buys” in the 2012 edition of the guide.

The listing, which examined institutions that offer the best education and most reasonable prices, was based on questionnaires sent to administrators and a cross-section of students.

Read the press release.

Fiske Guide 2012