University of Mary Washington Summary

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Basic Statistics

Fredericksburg, VA
Full-Time Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
Room & Board
Acceptance Rate
76 %
Admission Difficulty
Average SAT Scores
Average ACT Scores

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • Beautiful campus
  • Enthusiastic professors
  • Friendly administration and staff
  • A lot of girls

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • Campus strictness
  • Food options
  • Gender ratio
  • Lack of vibrant nightlife

Frequently ComparedCompare . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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.

Mary Washington Student Reviews

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are quite a few little eateries downtown and central park basically has any food chain you're craving if you don't want campus food.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Financial Aid does its very best to help students afford college, but at the end of the day College is expensive! Ultimately you really just need to make sure to get all of your relevant documents in ON TIME and constantly check your email or Eaglenet for any incomplete items. It really makes a difference in how much aid you receive.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: The buildings are old, but you know that coming into UMW. Not a lot of the rooms have AC but it doesn't really bother anyone.

College Senior

Greek Life: UMW does not have greek life.

College Senior

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

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