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University of Mobile Selected Among “America’s 100 Best College Buys”

The University of Mobile has been selected as one of  “America’s 100 Best College Buys” for the fifth consecutive year.

The University of Mobile is one of only four colleges in Alabama to receive the 2013-2014 “Best Buy” designation and the only private university in the state selected through the annual survey administered by Institutional Research & Evaluation Inc. 

Lewis T. Lindsey Jr., president of IR&E, says, “Consistent with its mission, and as a guide by which institutions may be compared, each year Institutional Research & Evaluation Inc. identifies the 100 American colleges and universities providing students the very highest quality education at the lowest cost.” The IR&E conducted its 23rd Annual National College Survey between April 1 and July 31, 2013. UMobile was selected for the top 100 list from among 1,040 accredited U.S. colleges and universities surveyed. 

To be considered for the designation “America’s 100 Best College Buys,” an institution must be an accredited, four-year institution offering bachelor degrees and full residential facilities including residence halls and dining services. It must have had an entering freshman class in the fall of 2012 with a high school grade point average or SAT/ACT score equal to or above the national average for entering college freshmen. It must have an out-of-state cost of attendance in 2013-2014 for three quarters or two semesters below the national average cost of attendance, or not exceeding the national average cost by more than10 percent. 

For more information about the University of Mobile, visit the website at or call Enrollment Services at 1-800-WIN-RAMS or (251) 442- 2222.

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