Fredericksburg, VA
Tuition (in-state)
$21,620 ($9,306)
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Reviews 694 total reviews with an average rating of 2.6

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College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Have not had to deal with it.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The police are friends with the students and are always around to talk.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: There are a lot of students with different backgrounds!

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Weather: I am from the mountains so this weather is different toe me.

4 College Freshman

Majors: There are a lot of options for many people.

3 College Freshman

Majors: For my Business major I have to apply into the college.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: We don't have a football team, so that sucks. Other than that the basketball team is awesome!

5 College Freshman

Computers: There are computers everywhere to use if you really need one.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: There are lot of things to do but hard to get to for freshman without cars! There is the Fred but it can get confusing sometimes.

3 College Freshman

Academics: I know there are options out there, I just don't know how available they are to everyone.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: It is government grant so I am just glad I don't have to pay it back.

College Freshman

Scholarships: I did not receive any financial aid through the school

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: The locals are, in general, older than the average population, but everyone is very nice. I feel very safe walking around downtown Fredericksburg by myself, even at night.

College Freshman

Majors: I have not yet declared a major

College Freshman

Majors: I have not yet done an internship

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: The Fred bus is very helpful.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Athletics: We need better school spirit, but the inter murals and club teams are great.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Takes very long and is not fun to deal with.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Academics: I have a fabulous major in historic preservation. Each class that graduates is about 40 students. We are a small major with passionate people. The work load is manageable if you work hard and plan ahead. The curriculum is diverse with many topics from folk lore, archeology, urban planning architecture and museum studies you learn lots about each discipline within the major.

4 College Junior

Academics: we have many, many different majors and minors at this liberal arts college with is a true liberal arts college with a well rounded education on a varity of subjects you have to have to get a degree.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: its a 70 percent girls 30 percent guys. school and sometimes its hard to have guy friends and balance it with your female friends . The school over all is very friendly and welcoming of all people.

2 College Junior

Parking: there is a limited number of spaces to park and parking pemits are $300 and spots are hard to find and every year the number goes down due to construction around campus and the number of people enrolled growing.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Campus Housing: we have great choices an d people to in res life are very helpful. we have very new places to live and old historic places as well giving a good mix of places to choose from.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: Its not terrible but about hallway through the semester all you want is off campus food and something besides chicken and fries.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love the school but some times I wonder if I should have gone to another school.


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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

Sandy Nicole
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Students tend to find their experience at Mary Washington to be a unique one. It really is what you make of it. With its small-school benefits and focused education, if you want to be academically-focused, it is possible. By meeting people through various sports and clubs, if you want to be socially focused, this is also possible. There are complaints from a decent portion of the student body that the social scene is lacking, but people who are enjoying themselves at the University tend to turn a deaf ear. While the social scene isn't exactly bumping in comparison to other bigger universities, you can still have fun here, even if it takes that extra push to find ways to have fun.

Due to its small size, you will never feel like just another number at this school. It's common to frequently run into people you know and to recognize anonymous faces you see regularly, just by walking to classes. A few students will claim that the school is too small, but with a regular high school size of 4,000 students, many students tend to find the size comfortable. The size may be awkward for one-night stands, as it's no surprise to run into the person the next day at the dining hall, but it is beneficial in that there is easy access in getting notes from familiar classmates. Also, creating a more personal relationship with the professor is a benefit of Mary Washington's size, as instructors are usually willing to answer your questions or sometimes even curve grades. The small-school atmosphere may not be for everyone, but it certainly has its upsides.

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