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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
Mary Washington is an above-average public university located in Fredericksburg, Virginia. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,876 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Mary Washington acceptance rate is 72%. Popular majors include Business, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and English. Graduating 66% of students, Mary Washington alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,800.
1301 College Ave
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Capital Athletic Conference

University of Mary Washington Rankings

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UMW Admissions

Acceptance Rate
72%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1050-1270
ACT Range
22-29
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$20,892/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$6,321/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
93%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.60 responses
37%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.65 responses
44%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.64 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    6%
  • On Campus
    91%
  • Online
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,876Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
534
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
20%
Varsity Athletes
12%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 40 responses
  • Unique
    48%
  • Stuck-up lol
    18%
  • Normal I guess
    13%
  • Weird
    10%
  • Eclectic
    5%
  • Introverted
    5%
  • passionate and intelligent
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
48%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.63 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.84 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 39 responses
  • Beautiful
    28%
  • Peaceful
    15%
  • It interesting, but not my dream school
    13%
  • Boring
    13%
  • Unique
    8%
  • Plain
    8%
  • Quaint
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$51,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
66%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
66%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.38 responses
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Located in the heart of Fredericksburg, Virginia, Mary Washington carries a lot of historical weight to it. Opening in 1908, it started out as an all girls college. It has since become a co-ed school, welcoming all types of people. The campus is full of history and magnificent scenery.

The university is on the smaller side and is perfect for those who do not want to be put in a large school with large classes. The community is nice and comforting and anyone would be glad to attend the University of Mary Washington!
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I did a full semester online, which was an overall decent experience. 4/5 of my teachers were very responsive and organized. One of them just never got to responding my email when he didn't have scheduled office hours, but that's okay. UMW offers student tutors that you can zoom call with for help on many different subjects. I never took advantage of them but the FSEM teachers and counselors showed me where to go so that I have that help. The programs, such as MyLab or LaunchPad, were very helpful!
The people at UMW are really what make it so great. The education is pretty good, but most everyone encourages you to be yourself and have fun. Also the bar scene is pretty good! And if you want to party there are parties, but if you want to stay in it’s easy to do that. If you just go out and have fun and explore the area you will have a great experience! If you stay in your whole time at UMW you’re going to hate it.