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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    B
  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 3,905 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Mary Washington acceptance rate is 73%. Popular majors include Business, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and English. Graduating 71% of students, Mary Washington alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,800.
About University of Mary Washington...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Capital Athletic Conference
Address
1301 College Ave
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
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University of Mary Washington Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
73%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1080-1260
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$20,182/ 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
$5,562/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
91%

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
38%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.61 responses
47%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.60 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,905Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
493
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
17%
Varsity Athletes
12%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • Unique
    50%
  • Stuck-up lol
    18%
  • Normal I guess
    13%
  • Diverse
    5%
  • Introverted
    5%
  • Weird
    5%
  • Eclectic
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
47%
of students say they don't have Greek life.59 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.80 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • Beautiful
    26%
  • Peaceful
    17%
  • It interesting, but not my dream school
    14%
  • Boring
    11%
  • Plain
    9%
  • Unique
    9%
  • Quaint
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$51,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
71%
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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The campus is beautiful and small. The longest walking distance is probably 15 minutes, which I do like. The academics here are great for the most part . This however is definitely not a party school. If you are looking for a fun-filled college experience, I am not sure if this school is for you. Also, if you are a foodie, this place might not be for you either. There are probably 3 solid places to eat food on campus. The university is very doable thou if you just want an education with a small campus!
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While the professors are decent, the University of Mary Washington does not provide for its students very well. Most of the facilities, such as the dining hall, HCC, and library, are subpar and are too small to accommodate the growing student population. Housing is poor given the overgrowth of mold in many of the residence halls, causing health concerns. Some of the older residence halls are also in desperate need of repair or complete renovation. Filing a complaint with Residence Life is also frustrating due to their lack of urgency when addressing students’ problems. Additionally, the campus is very homogenous. While claiming to have a focus on diversity, the campus is over 60% female with most students coming from Northern Virginia. There is also very little racial and ethnic diversity. While other colleges have an array of dining options, the ones available at UMW are very limited. In terms of academics, some professors are great while most are average.
The University of Mary Washington is a warm and welcoming school where everyone fits in! Professors are always interested in helping students succeed and maintaining a good quality of life. There are several opportunities to get involved - from academic clubs, service clubs, and social clubs. The campus is beautiful and clean, and the university makes a conscious effort to maintain environmental sustainability and respect. The University of Mary Washington is a perfect fit for everyone.