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Guys & Girls: I'm not sure why I'm being asked to review this when everyone person is different...

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: I suppose this is true for almost any community, but one difficulty I have experienced when flirting with girls is knowing which ones aren't gay. Though I have no problem with gays, there is certainly a larger gay community here than I initially realized. Also, there is a fairly diverse student body ethnically.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Guys and Girls are all unique where I go. Depending on the group of friends that they associate themselves with deems what kind of clothing they wear, how they talk, what they joke about. Most groups are based on sports teams. but others can include roommates, clubs, or just being friendly.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: There are definitely a lot of cute girls.

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.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 800th
    Most Religious Girls
  • 920th
    Most Creative/Artsy Guys
  • 1043rd
    Most Religious Guys
  • 1093rd
    Party Guys
  • 1106th
    Most Creative/Artsy Girls

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Sandy Nicole
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When asked if you go to the University of Mary Washington, it is not unheard of for people to go, "Isn't that an all-girls school?" With an approximate ratio of 70 percent girls to 30 percent guys, it is no wonder where the University gets its nicknames like "UMW: University of Mostly Women." Because UMW used to be an all-women's college, it still has part of that legacy with most of its students being female. It is very common to sit in a classroom of 30, where there will only be four or five guys. However, though many girls will jokingly, or not-so-jokingly, mention that there are no guys here—generally, it does not seem to really bother them to an extreme extent.

There aren't many guys at the school, so to a degree, it may seem like there are no attractive guys since the numbers don't give you much to work off of, but there are definitely still some attractive guys on campus. When it comes to girls, there are definitely many. The numbers themselves may be deceiving if you expect to come to a school full of beautiful, Greek goddess-like women. Attractive girls tend to be scattered across campus in random proportions rather than all around. Looks aside, both girls and guys tend to be very friendly and can inspire anything from a hookup to a full-fledged relationship.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
Male Undergrads
Birth Control Available?
Women can get birth control without an exam. Print out the Previsit Questionnaire and fill it out, then when you turn it into the clinic, you can sign up for an appointment. The nurse will then review the questionnaire to see if you are eligible for birth control, then during the appointment, the nurse will tell you all of the pros/cons/safety procedures for using birth control. You'll then be prescribed birth control for $12 a pack, which is a good price. They also carry emergency contraceptives, such as Plan B, for $35. Every time you need to refill your birth control, just set up another appointment, and you can either buy one pack or a set of three.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. Bars
  2. Classes
  3. Dorms
  4. The gym
  5. A party
  6. Through clubs
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. The bell tower
  2. House parties
  3. Simpson Library
  4. Your dorm
Social Scene
Most of the activity tends to revolve around the clubs and varsity sports teams at the University. To sum it up, to engage in a social scene, one must either join a club or tag along with friends who are in them. Other than that, there is an underground fraternity, in which a small portion of the school participates.
Hookups or Relationships?
While monogamous relationships do exist on campus, having a hookup buddy, or several, tends to be a more common choice. Since the girl-to-guy ratio is very skewed toward females, girls tend to find or date guys from other schools since the University does not provide a good guy ratio to work off of. Guys, meanwhile, can potentially have the option of hooking up with a wide spectrum of girls.
Dress Code
Considering the ratio, girls do not find much of a need to dress to impress, especially on the weekdays. Leggings, yoga pants, and sweatpants, paired with an old sweatshirt, are a very common, comfortable attire for girls. Guys tend to wear whatever they are going to wear to the gym that day, or khakis/jeans paired with some T-shirt. You will see both girls and guys more dressed up on the weekends, but in general, the outfits are very generic and usually created out of comfort for the one or two classes they will attend that day.
Did You Know?
Up until 1972, Mary Washington was an all-female school. This could be the background explanation for the given ratio.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 34 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 33 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 40 responses

  • 25% Long-distance relationship
  • 18% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 16% None
  • 15% Casual dating at your school
  • 9% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 7% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 4% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school
  • 4% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 1% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school
  • 0% Casual dating at a neighboring school

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 40 responses

  • 10% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.
  • 40% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 40% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 10% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 5 responses

  • 29% Clubs
  • 29% Classes
  • 21% Sports
  • 21% Hanging out in the dorms

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 7 responses

  • 71% Unique
  • 29% Stuck-up lol



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