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UMW makes 2015 Fiske “best buy” list

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The University of Mary Washington was named a “best buy” by the Fiske Guide to colleges for the fifth consecutive year, according to a university release.

And this year, UMW was the only institution in Virginia and Washington D.C. to be awarded the distinction.

The “best buy” distinction rates colleges that deliver “outstanding academics and the most reasonable prices.”

UMW is among 44 colleges on this year’s list.

“I am delighted that, once again, UMW is being recognized for the high quality institution that it is,” said president Rick Hurley in the release. “The distinction confirms what we long have known: this university offers a tremendous return on investment.”

Fiske had this to say about UMW:

“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… 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.”


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