December 7, 2022

Forbes Ranks UMW Among Nation’s Best

The University of Mary Washington has been recognized by Forbes as one of 2018 America’s Top Colleges. UMW is ranked seventh among Virginia public schools and 205 overall among the 650 four-year colleges and universities that the publication considers the nation’s best. Mary Washington is listed as 64th of the nation’s public colleges and 42nd […]

Princeton Review, Money Magazine, Forbes Rate UMW Among the Nation’s Best

The University of Mary Washington has recently been ranked among the nation’s best colleges by the Princeton Review, Money Magazine and Forbes. UMW has been named to The Princeton Review’s 2015 edition of “The Best 379 Colleges” and has been recognized as a best regional college. The Princeton Review is a New York City-based education services company that annually publishes guidebooks ranking colleges, business and law schools. PhotographerThe annual college guide includes detailed profiles of the colleges with school rating scores in eight categories, including admissions selectivity, academics and quality of life. “University of Mary Washington ‘lives up to its reputation’ while providing ‘rigor­ous education in a fun and engaging atmosphere,’” according to UMW’s profile. “Students rave about the ‘small, beautiful cam­pus’ and ‘strong sense of community.’” Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and four colleges outside the U.S. are profiled in the book. Money Magazine, which just released its first Best Colleges Rankings, also included the University of Mary Washington. UMW is ranked seventh among Virginia public schools and 107th overall among more than 1,500 four-year colleges and universities. Money looks at educational quality, affordability and career outcomes to create its list. Lastly, UMW is included on Forbes’ America’s Top Colleges list. The Forbes’ list ranks 650 colleges and universities and focuses on what students are getting out of their college experience. “This year it comes down to small, student-centric, liberal arts colleges vs. large, brainy, research-oriented universities closely associated with science, technology, engineering and math,” said writer Caroline Howard in a Forbes press release. “The…ranking reveals higher education in flux, ongoing debate between the value of liberal arts vs. STEM degrees and a winning formula of high student satisfaction and graduation rates, alumni career success and low student debt.”    

Forbes Names UMW to America’s Top Colleges List

For the fifth year in a row, the 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 ranks 66th out of 100 institutions that Forbes deems “The 100 Best Buy Colleges.” Overall, UMW ranks 243rd out of the 650 undergraduate institutions that the magazine considers the nation’s best. UMW rose more than 45 spots from last year’s overall ranking of 291.

The list is compiled in conjunction with the Center for College Affordability and Productivity (CCAP), which rates the undergraduate institutions based on the quality of the education provided and how much their students achieve. The CCAP ranks only the top 15 percent of the nation’s more than 4,000 colleges and universities.

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 is available at http://www.forbes.com/top-colleges/.

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.

Forbes Names UMW to America’s Best Colleges

Forbes online news magazine has recognized UMW as one of the nation’s top universities.

In the annual list of “America’s Best Colleges,” UMW ranked 44th out of 100 institutions that Forbes deems “America’s Best Buys.” UMW rose 14 places, up from 58th on last year’s list of best buy colleges. Overall, UMW is ranked 208 out of 610 undergraduate institutions that the magazine considers the nation’s best. Read the press release: http://www.umw.edu/news/?a=1930.