Location
Fredericksburg, VA
Undergrads
3,846
Tuition (in-state)
$21,620 ($9,306)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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Reviews 694 total reviews with an average rating of 2.6

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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: if you want drugs you can find them but most is done off campus but you can smell it on students coming into class sometimes which is not fun.if found out students face a hearing and are punished for there wrong doings.

5 College Junior

Majors: I love the historic preservation program . You just need t make sure its what you want to do .If you can get through 101 and 102 with interst in the subject still you are a preservation major just sign the paper.

5 College Junior

Majors: I have wanted to do this major forever. I have had classes with more work than others but I would say the major work load is equal to most other majors on campus. This major promotes internships as help for the future.

3 College Junior

Transportation: you get free bus rides but the busses are run at only certain hours and is the whole towns bus system so you never know who will be on them . I find that you can only use them on the weekends because they are so unreliable and its better to stay close and walk or find a friend with a car.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Downtown is a 10 to 15 minute walk with fun shops and great museums. I can spend all weekend having a blast downtown. Its historic and lots of fun major shopping like Wal-Mart is a short bus ride away.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: I find that its easier to get help from within the department more than the financial aid offices which should be helping students.

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3 College Junior

Computers: printing on campus is a cost and in limited to the library mostly and personal computers are a must if you want to ever leave the library .

3 College Junior

Diversity: its a mostly white middle class school. We have some students of other backgrounds but the diversity level is low compared to other schools in the state.

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: i love the honor code . I know if people cheat they will be found out and they will face punishment

2 College Junior

Guys & Girls: You come to UMW thinking "65% girls? YES!", then you realize they're stuck-up...

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2 College Junior

Nightlife: Not many options, too many men, people steal your stuff (my jacket and shirt were stolen), and people are cockblockers and act stupid drunk.

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3 College Junior

Facilities: Don't mind it, but often very dirty.

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3 College Junior

Facilities: Not many options, but then again, I have my own style of life.

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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: I drink and smoke here and there, but it's fine to me.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Not the best, but haven't had issues yet.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Kappa Sigma is the only good Fraternity here.

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4 College Junior

Computers: It gets the job done. That's all I care about.

2 College Junior

Athletics: I mean... I love sports, but I don't expect anything from D3.

3 College Junior

Weather: It's Virginia; it stays warm, but occasionally rainy.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: It's a large space, but it's very dirty. It's not bad.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: No difficulties. Everyone is accepted into this school because no one wants to go here and a ridiculous amount of kids transfer out when they realize how terrible this school is.

2 College Sophomore

Majors: Just lots of busy work.

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2 College Sophomore

Majors: I would not go to this school again for the generic major I chose or any generic major in general. The school claims small class sizes however only upper level classes are small. This is not good as you will not be able to get into the class (many students fighting for only a few seats) and you end up having to take classes you dont want to and or delaying graduation.

1 College Sophomore

Majors: only come here if you are interested in a major that is unique to this school. example: do not come here for english. Do come here if you want to major is say historic preservation. My best advice is to pass up on this school. Horrible horrible experience in every aspect. Does not prepare you for the real world however much they try to trick you they do with their advertisements.

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1 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Complete rip off. They'll charge you 5 bucks for a 6 inch sandwich with 3 slices of ham or crumbled dry chicken bits. WoW wingery food is often uncooked.

Overall, food here is not good. It's only good when the school is expecting lots of visitors.

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Sandy Nicole
Hometown
Arlington
Major
Biochemistry
Grad Year
2015
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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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