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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I liked it, but there are a lot of things I wish I could change. The school is not the best at informing students about important things and signing up for classes is a nightmare. I liked the majority of my professors and most of them were very knowledgeable. I had a great four years and made good friends though. If I could go back and do it again, maybe I would choose another school.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Just make sure that if you want to live in off-campus housing, submit your request in ASAP, when they first send the email.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: It's pretty good. If you're ever out on a Tuesday night, go to Home Team Grill. Their burgers are 50% off every Tuesday night starting at 5pm.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Depending on what you do, the punishments vary. I will say that sometimes charges are unfairly handed out to people, like in the case of my 2 friends. The administration tends to sometimes lean towards the females' claims in the cases of male vs. female complaints.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Despite what people have said about Seaco, it's pretty good usually. Everywhere else is good. It's all just a matter of opinion. The only thing I would complain about is excess meal swipes at the end of the semester and not being able to get the money back.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: If you want to get financial aid, make sure you have everything you need the first time you go and submit it and do it early so you won't get a hold and you get what you need when you need it.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Most of the housing options are pretty old, but their costs are pretty reasonable. And since there is always something to do on-campus, it's a good choice to live in the on-campus housing.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: The athletics at my school are okay. Fan support and other stuff aren't really that exciting. I would rather study and hangout with friends than going to big rivalry games.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I would rather live on campus instead of going off campus. It's worthless and dangerous.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: It's okay. I would rather go to another party than the ones near UMW.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: It's okay. There are some places that are good to eat but other than that, I would want to transfer out of here.

3 College Freshman

Administration: It's alright. The administration have some nice people. Sometimes they gave me a headache so that's why I don't talk to them not much.

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: I would rather buy somewhere outside than on campus food. It's just that awful.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: To get the financial aid at my school was just ugh. I wanted to just close my laptop and get a job somewhere to pay my tuition.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: UMW have some great housing but the rest are just awful. They should renovate it. It's just awful. The amenities are okay. Social atmosphere isn't great. Cost is pretty good.

5 College Freshman

Administration: If your caught you have to write an essay, if you get caught multiple times you have live off campus for a year.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are a million places to live: apartments, houses (nice and bad).

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: There is always the option to go to a frat or athletic house for parties, or chill with your friends in your dorm and party.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Downtown Fredericksburg has a million dining options and is the highlight of off campus dining, across the eagle bridge is a couple more great places.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Each place is unique and offers different options for students, flex options are great and the meal swipe meals are great as well.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: even though I was able to afford my freshman year, I am struggling to figure how to be able to pay to go back for my second year. The scholarship process is a mess.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: everything was easy and simple. It's a great place and a great social environment. I love how social it is and have made great friends.

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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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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