University of Mary Washington

1,084 reviews
  1. Fredericksburg, VA
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    C-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C-
  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
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.60 responses
40%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.58 responses
47%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.57 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 35 responses
Report
  • Unique
    51%
  • Stuck-up lol
    20%
  • Normal I guess
    14%
  • Introverted
    6%
  • Weird
    6%
  • Eclectic
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
48%
of students say they don't have Greek life.56 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.77 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • Beautiful
    22%
  • Peaceful
    19%
  • It interesting, but not my dream school
    16%
  • Boring
    13%
  • Plain
    9%
  • Unique
    9%
  • Quaint
    6%

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%
66%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.38 responses

Reviews

1,084 reviews
  • Excellent
    109
  • Very Good
    265
  • Average
    374
  • Poor
    121
  • Terrible
    215
My time at UMW has been amazing. I love the size of the school-- it allows for engaging classrooms (class average size is 22) and awesome relationships with classmates and professors. Professors never have TAs or Graduate students teach their course, it's always the professor. Furthermore, UMW isn't a research college-- professors come here to teach and educate, not to do their own research. Professors genuinely care about their students and seek to foster relationships with us. The campus is absolutely beautiful all times of the year and downtown Fredericksburg is a safe, community-based town that has so much life-- and only a 10 minute walk from campus! I am so honored to be able to graduate from a school like Mary Washington.
  • College Junior
  • 7 months ago
I am a freshman at the University of Mary Washington and my experience at the university has been excellent so far. I chose Mary Washington because of its friendly atmosphere paired with good academics. There are many opportunities for students to get involved at UMW. The professors are qualified and available for their students. For a small University in Virginia, the school is pretty diverse and makes diversity an important aspect of campus life. Overall a great school. Can't wait to come back next year!
  • Freshman
  • 24 days ago
The acceptance rate is over 80% and rising. They have been spending millions on advertising on spotify, pandora, malls across the nation, and other places because they are desperate for students and (in my opinion) trying to "artificially" bring down the acceptance rate by having more people apply due to their ad's. The ad's are very "ITT tech" or "DeVry" university esque.

The largest class by FAR is the freshman class every year. More than half of the dorms on campus are exclusively for freshman meaning the other 50% are shared by sophs, juniors, seniors, and super seniors. Less than 10% of students are commuters and or choose to live off campus (I believe 93% of students live on campus the last I heard). This is significant because the school accepts so many freshman students because such a disproportionate large # of them transfer out after 1 semester or 1 year because they realize how awful this school is and they were conned into thinking this was a legitimate well-rounded school with things to do (run-on sentence, sorry lol). Other students drop out because they had no business being in college and only got in with the ridiculous acceptance rate. Others choose to goto a communiy college instead to save money and to transfer easier. The vast majority get broken down and just accept it when they realize how hard they have to work to get the grades needed to transfer.

Do not go here. Stay far away. Do not be tricked like all the other students! The featured writer on this website even transferred as a dozen other reviews have said. I checked facebook hahahaa says a lot about this school
  • College Junior
  • Jan 17 2015