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Reviews 999 total reviews with an average rating of 2.9

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4 College Senior

Party Scene: Its great once you turn 21/"turn 21" but before that not so much.

2 College Senior

Party Scene: The parties are rare and a good one might last until midnight

3 College Senior

Academics: The professors care once you get to the upper levels. They are adding a lot to the system right now

2 College Senior

Diversity: Its almost more accepting of minorities. If you are in the majority you are looked down upon.

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: Police keep a tight grip on house parties and RA's keep a tab more on noise complaints than Alcohol/Drugs.

2 College Senior

Overall Experience: Average at best is the best way to describe this school. Upper level (300,400) professors are above average, lower level (100,200) are below average. Housing options are good but not at the price they are at. Food is ok but the timing options are horrible. The upper level administration do not care about the students while you can always talk to people at lower levels. The school is constantly changing and most of the time it is for the worst.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: Even with all of the issues the degree is respected... For now.

2 College Senior

Health & Safety: People like to ignore any issues because they do not want the school to get any bad press. There are great support services if you go to the right people. There is a large homeless population in Fredericksburg that is constantly encroaching on the campus.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: There is always housing on campus available but it is very expensive if you want the ability to live in an air conditioned dorm, let alone the apartment dorms. The system is an absolute headache and the meal plan requirements are absurd.

2 College Senior

Overall Experience: Their goal with the Gen-Ed classes is to weed out people who they feel do not belong. Once getting into major classes the professors actually care about their students but below that they do not care.

3 College Senior

Athletics: Facilities are in great shape. Heads of varsity athletics are attempting to improve the caliber of teams their hearts are in the right place. Great strength coach for varsity athletes and much improved varsity weight room.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Everyone looks out for each other and if something out of the ordinary is going on, we let the campus police know immediately

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: UMW really does care about the students and graduating and finding a career

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I like the residence halls, really nice spaces

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Haven't decided to join any yet, but it is great

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Sports are a decent part of campus

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Feels like home. Teachers/students here are great

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: This is a very safe campus, however, you can never be too careful with who you surround yourself with.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I cannot imagine myself at any other school. UMW feels like home every single day.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am in the College of Education for the 5 year master program and it is amazing. Having a secure college is motivating because I know I will have a job after I graduate because of the amazing program that I am apart of.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Randolph is definitely the best dorm to live in.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: We do not have any nationally recognized organizations.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: I play field hockey for UMW and our team is great!

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Playing field hockey at UMW is so much fun!

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: They have officers escort you to your dorm late at night if you do not feel safe. they also have a blue emergency police button all around campus. they send out alerts if anything suspicious is happening and what to look for. they are a very good at what they do and always ensure our safety. I've never felt unsafe here.

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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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