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UMW among U.S. News’ top five southern public universities

U.S. News & World Report has ranked the University of Mary Washington’s undergraduate program fifth among public southern universities in the 2014 America’s Best Colleges “Top Public Regional Universities – South” category, according to a university release.

For seven years in a row, UMW has ranked in the top 20 southern universities in the U.S. News & World Report list.

This year, the university ranked 13 among all southern universities in the same category.

The listing was announced this morning in the magazine’s online edition.

The ranking is based on peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving. Over 1,600 schools in the U.S. are included in the report.

The magazine also named UMW in a list of “A-Plus Schools for B Students,” for schools ranked among the top three-quarters of their peer groups in the 2014 Best Colleges rankings that admit a meaningful proportion of non-A students.

UMW has also garnered recognition from guidebooks including Forbes, the Fiske Guide to Colleges and the Princeton Review.

Look here for the full U.S. News & World Report list.

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