UMW Gets "Best Buy" Label Again
"Mary Washington has gained a reputation as one of the premium public liberal arts colleges in the country," said the Fiske Guide.
University of Mary Washington is the only university in the metro area that was named a "best buy" by the Fiske Guide for Colleges. This is also the third year in a row that the Fiske Guide has labeled UMW as a "best buy" university.
“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.”
UMW is among 20 public and 21 private schools singled out as “best buys” in the 2013 edition of the guide. The Fiske Guide costs $19.99 and it is considered to be one of the most comprehensive collegiate databases available with more than 300 schools, and the only one that includes feedback from students and schools, according to its website.
“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.’”