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Reviews 978 total reviews with an average rating of 2.8

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College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I haven't lived off of campus

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3 College Junior

Party Scene: Its fun if you're friends with the right people

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3 College Junior

Administration: The parking is a bit much. The prices are really high and you get ticketed really easily

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3 College Junior

Scholarships: The people there need to do their jobs and not make empty promises.

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3 College Junior

Campus Food: The prices for the meal plans seems a bit expensive compared to how much food you can get with them.

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: It has been the best student housing I have ever stayed in

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The two apartment selections that our campus has to offer are decent. I lived in one of the apartment complexes, Eagle Landing, and I thoroughly enjoyed the housing. The appliances were all new and the rooms were fairly good. However, I was not a big fan of the furniture (the couch). Aside from the stiff couch, I think Eagle Landing was a great place to move into.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Only McDonald's, Taco Bell, and Chinese restaurants are nearby. Aside from that a student would have to drive to reach any of the good food options.

2 College Freshman

Party Scene: All-in-all, the parties are boring.

4 College Freshman

Administration: The policies keep the students in check.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The dining halls are not too bad. However, I wish there was more of a variety of food and flexible hours for the dining halls. My two favorite places to go are the Underground and the Nest. I get what I pay for when I decide to dine in these two dining halls.

College Freshman

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus at the University of Mary Washington. I am currently a commuter.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: i have not lived off campus yet.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: i was always too broke to eat off campus.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: the party scene isn't that bad, you just have to know people and get out there.

3 College Freshman

Administration: The University's administration arrested 2 of its own students for a peaceful non-violent protest.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: the food isn't that bad

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love the campus housing that I have.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I went to a party or 2

4 College Freshman

Athletics: I play softball and I get a lot of stuff

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I have a house lined up for junior year

3 College Freshman

Administration: this was umws worst year

1 College Junior

Guys & Girls: The people here carry a morally superior elitest attitidue. It kind of comes with the hipster territory. What I just said is not a fact, but merely an opinion about the people here ( a very popular opinion might i add). If you go against the grain, you will be punished (usually online in the form of cyberbullying).

Anyways, discovery day should be renamed to manipulation day. The school brings out all of their good food, mop floors well, pick up garbage etc only when they know prospectives are coming. Once they leave they go straight back to negligence. My favorite is that they sent out an email to all its students to try to sell the school to prospectives (ex: ".the entire campus should assume the role of the host." blah blah blah "the impression and decision to attend UMW depends on how they feel while they are here." "#bestdecisionever") and basically telling students to be on their best behavior and tyr to hype the school up. You know the schools hurting when it resorts to national advertising and to begging the students to sell the school when it itself cannot because it cannot. The school doesnt produce what it should so it resorts to selling an illusion that doesnt exist.

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1 College Junior

Health & Safety: A student was just murdered today. Google it.

People warn and warn prospective students about how just ***** this school really is but its unfortunate that they dont listen.

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1 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: The school locks you into a 2 year on campus contract meaning you HAVE to live in the overpriced crappy dorms (they only show you the good dorms during tours or the good rooms that students pimped up and volunteered to show off; very misleading to potential students). The school, from what I hear, is requiring ALL incoming freshman next year to purchase the unlimited meal plan which costs like $600 extra. Most freshman, girls have trouble finishing the 150 meal plan. Most guys have trouble finishing 275. The unlimited ONLY allows you to eat at the all you can eat place (which has limited serving hours). So generally, even big eaters will only eat twice a day here since its all you can eat. You also wont eat here every day because you get sick of the food thats served with little variety every day and go off campus to eat or buy groceries. Do the math...EVER IF you at their every single day: 16 wks in a semester x 7 days a wk x 2 meals a day = 224 meals. Why in gods name are they forcing the unlimited plan *now*? MONEY. The school is on the down slide and everything they do now-a-days is to nickel and dime the students. They've already shrunk the cup sizes in HALF at the nest. You also CANNOT use your unlimited meal plan at the nest; only at the all u can eat. So if you need food on the go...SORRY, you need to use extra money or spend your limited flex dollars.

Now you cannot spend the meals YOU paid for to feed your friends either (whether you are on the unlimited plan or not). It is considered an honor violation to my knowledge. You have 5 guest meals per semester, thats it. Its really dumb you cannot spend the money you pay for on your friends.

As for the UMW divest thing i talked abouits all over the news, and to look up the several videos posted online. Its ironic UMW loves to exploit/sell the image of civil disobedience (J. Farmer) but arrests students who do the same for PEACEFULLY protesting.

This school is fake. They sell an image, not a product.

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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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