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UMW named among top affordable colleges

Two new online rankings have listed the University of Mary Washington among the top institutions of higher education for affordability nation-wide.

According to a release from UMW, includes UMW in its 2013 rankings of the 50 “Most Affordable Colleges with a High Return on Investment (ROI)” and named UMW to its list of 2013 “Best Buy Public Colleges and Universities.”

In 2012, for the third year in a row, the University of Mary Washington was rated a public college “best buy” in the Fiske Guide to Colleges.

In recent years, UMW has also been featured in guidebooks by Forbes and the Princeton Review’s edition of 150 “Best Value Colleges” and “The Best 376 Colleges.”

UMW is No. 44 on’s  list.

UMW is one of 17 institutions on the list.


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