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University of Mary Washington Stats, Info and Facts

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4,357 Students

73% Admitted

  • 4,808 full time
  • 498 part time
  • 1,382 men full time
  • 2,477 women full time
  • 6,270 applied
  • 4,668 admitted
  • 978 enrolled

4,398 Undergraduates

$5,772 Tuition/Year

  • 849 Graduates
  • 83 Non-Degree
  • $5,772 in state
  • $5,858 fees
  • $11,218 room & board
  • $1,200 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Southeast Mid-size suburb
Highest Degree Offered: Master's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Mascot: Eagle
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Debra from Radford, VA
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  • Mary Washington is a small school with a beautiful campus, in a historic town. Professors are fantastic and class sizes are generally small, giving it a more individualized feel. You…

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  • Junior
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  • UMW is a close knit, if small, community. Everyone here cares about and probably recognizes everyone else, and the campus is beautiful too. If you're looking for a party school,…

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  • Rachel from Fredericksburg, VA
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  • Mary Washington is an up and coming small liberal arts school. Although the social life can be lacking sometimes, the academics are superb in most departments. It's tough to get…

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  • Rebecca from Reston, VA
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  • Mary Washington is a wonderful school that really gives you so many wonderful opportunities. We have professors here who have won awards, and if you are in the Creative Writing…

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Mission Statement

The University of Mary Washington is one of Virginia's outstanding public liberal arts universities, providing a superior education that inspires and enables our students to make positive changes in the world. The University is a place where faculty, students, and staff share in the creation and exploration of knowledge through freedom of inquiry, personal responsibility, and service. UMW regards the provision of high-quality instruction as its most important function. The University offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs focusing on both disciplinary and interdisciplinary studies. These academic programs afford students opportunities to integrate and apply their knowledge within broad educational experiences, to develop their professional interests, and to practice the habits of mind necessary for life-long learning. Through a professionally engaged faculty, the University supports ongoing research appropriate to the development of student abilities and faculty interests. It especially encourages the participation of undergraduates

University of Mary Washington
  • Located in Fredericksburg, VA
  • Public
  • 4,357 students enrolled
  • 73% admitted
  • $5,772 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
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  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    Mary Washington's location for some is said to be boring, however if you are serious about your studies, academics here are very exceptional. Not to mention surrounding areas offer great opportunities for internships being so close to the Washington D.C. area. Being in Historic Preservation, Mary Washington offers a unique program that no other schools have, with enriched history in Fredericksburg to intern at and volunteer, as well as great Study Abroad programs that are affordable and students will not regret.

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  • Rachel from Alexandria, VA
  • I am a current student here

    I definitely enjoy being at Mary Washington. The students are open and friendly and making friends is pretty easy if you put yourself out there. The Club Fairs are held twice each semester and are a great way to find other students with your interests. There is a good variety of clubs so chances are you will find something for you. Campus ministries are an option and can provide a home away from home for religious students, and are welcoming to those who are not. I have a lot of friends who love the Civil War reenactment club, and there are club sports for students who want to stay active but don't have the time commit to a varsity sport. Besides clubs, there is still a lot that the school has to offer students, such as dollar movie night, or bands that come to play at the Underground, one of the campus dining centers. If you like to play pool or air hockey, check out the Wash Room in the Woodard Campus Center. Mary Washington is not a huge party school but there are parties for students who are interested. Campus is absolutely beautiful any time of the year. I do have a complaint in regards to the administrative staff: they are nice and willing to help but can be unorganized and ineffective, especially when it comes to transfer credits, so make sure you stay on top of your own administrative needs. Fredericksburg is a great area; there are plenty of places to go out and eat or explore, especially if you’re interested in the history the area has to offer.

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  • 5
  • out of state freshman
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The first time I visited UMW at least ten people came up to me to ask hey, are you on a tour? Do you have any questions? You're going to love it here!. Everyone is so ridiculously friendly.

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  • Mariah from Chesapeake, VA
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I'm used to coming from a suburb area with no downtown but im a city girl at heart so i think that being able to live on a campus that is close to DC and a historic downtown will be amazing

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  • Christie from Virginia Beach, VA
  • I am a current student here

    Mary Washington is such a beautiful campus and students here are so nice and outgoing. There are so many activities that go on throughout the year and every day, whether at the Great Hall, the Underground, or at Ball circle. Students love to interact and get involved with each other, I know I do. I have made so many friends and I have joined plenty of clubs and done many activities such as Rugby, College Republicans, PRISM, Hall council historian and President of Arrington, and intramural sports. As well, near the school is Central Park with many restaurants and places to shop and then there's downtown Fredericksburg which is very colonial and nice during the winter.

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