University of Mary Washington

1,066 reviews
  1. Fredericksburg, VA
  2. 4 Year
C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    C
  4. Campus
    D+
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    C-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    D
  12. Safety
    B-
University of Mary Washington is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Capital Athletic Conference
Address
1301 College Ave
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
77%
SAT Range
1020-1200
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$16,780/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,194/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,137/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,818/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,129/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,371/ year

Academics

Professors
C-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.45 responses
41%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.44 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.43 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,666Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
15%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Unique
    60%
  • Stuck-up lol
    30%
  • Weird
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
52%
of students say they don't have Greek life.46 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.66 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Boring
    27%
  • Beautiful
    20%
  • Plain
    20%
  • It interesting, but not my dream school
    13%
  • Peaceful
    7%
  • The Best
    7%
  • Unique
    7%

After University of Mary Washington

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
73%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
52%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.21 responses

Reviews

1,066 reviews
  • Excellent
    106
  • Very Good
    250
  • Average
    363
  • Poor
    121
  • Terrible
    215
The University of Mary Washington is a very old, but a very beautiful campus. I've been here for three weeks now, and every time I walk down College Dr. I get a smile or a hello from someone I don't know, this shows how close we are as a student body. I feel very safe here due to the fact UMW has it's own security detail, and they also have blue lights to press if you ever feel unsafe at any point in the day. University of Mary Washington doesn't have a football team, due to the fact that when the college was established in 1908 it was an all woman's college, and women don't play football. Therefore our homecoming sport is rugby!! Residence life is great, even if you don't like your roommate (LOL) you can hang out with other people in your hall and in other residence halls. There are plenty of places to hang out like the lobby, the parlor, or even in Ball Circle. My life at University of Mary Washington has been great and I can't wait to say that I am an alumni from UMW.
  • Freshman
  • 17 days ago
Overall the atmosphere at this school is very welcoming. Students and staff are very friendly and helpful. There aren't too many events on campus since it's such a small school so it is beneficial to join a club so you have something to do. Because the campus is small, it is very easy to get around to all of the different buildings. The longer walk you would have would be 10-15 minutes. The food is of average quality. Once again, due to the small size of the school there aren't many options in terms of dinning.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago
The small school feel of UMW is amazing. The campus is absolutely beautiful and Fredericksburg is an amazing surrounding area. There is plenty around and on campus to do and there are so many different types of people with different interests, it amazes me. The academic buildings are all very cool and unique and nicely equipped inside. The professors are fantastic and really care about each student they have and are willing to help them individually as much as possible.
  • College Sophomore
  • 3 months ago