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4 College Freshman

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

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: University of Mary Washington is an amazing campus. The residence life is so organized, and are a family. The friendliness, and social atmosphere is so great it makes UMW your home away from home.

4 College Student

Campus Housing: Love the spacious size of the rooms, and the huge windows. Lots of room to spread out, and not feel cramped in room.

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I can't speak for the people who live on campus, since I commute. But, from most of what I have witnessed in real time and on here ring true- it is quite a boring and static environment in terms of University standards. While of course academia is half the importance, I think a social life and actually developing social skills is another component and they just lack in that department. Most parties are really exclusive and secret and even then most of the time they do get shut down. Greek life is not recognized here and it's a whole other freaking topic to debate on ( In my opinion I am neither for nor against it, it's whatever). There are clubs but most are lackluster in when they meet or if they meet at all. At the mandatory freshman orientation they say the thing here to do is called "benching" which basically is people watching. So I don't get that part. As for sports, it's division three but even if it was not, much of the school atmosphere is not that invested in it. Students vary, like any place you have people you mesh with well and think are genuinely great to hang out with or talk with, and then their are others who act cold, judgmental, and/or unpleasant. I found the latter to be more common with the student body there, especially the judgmental fact considering the school and the students themselves claim to be "open-minded" well... they are open-minded until you disagree with them about certain topics and opinions, god forbid I have a different opinion on issues, sue me. The housing process from what I hear from many of my friends is hit or miss, and that's all I really have to say on that. As for dorms, like I said I commute so I am not there all the time, but from the dorms I have been in, I say Randolph and Mason are fairly nice, but they are for freshman (as of Fall 2015), Alvey is kind of nice also. Ball Hall is very nice, but it is all girls. Marshall and Russell are fairly okay, but one of them is sinking into the ground i guess.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The campus is beautiful and well laid out, with easily accessible class buildings, and a close proximity to the historic downtown Fredericksburg. The housing process is well maintained and does a great job of putting students in one of their top choices of residence halls.

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Even the worst dorms at Mary Washington are not too bad. All of them have fully functioning showers, clean bathrooms, and reasonably sized dorm rooms. Some dorms are nicer than others, but no dorm is a nightmare. Some freshmen get stuck with non-air-conditioned dorms, while others get the pleasure of an air-conditioned room. The biggest complaints when it comes to dorms are not about the dorms themselves, but the inconvenient locations. If you're close to one thing, you're the farthest away from another. But it's only a 10-minute walk across campus, so nothing is too much of a stretch.

One thing that could be improved, that the University is working on, is the input of study rooms, because studying in a noisy lounge room or laundry room can get old. Most students choose to live on campus, even when given the option of living off campus as an upperclassman. The reason for this is the proximity to the University, and that the dorms are satisfactory for housing. Freshmen usually endure the brunt of bad dorms, or as "bad" as they get at Mary Washington (which means no air conditioning). For upperclassmen, it tends to be easier to live in a dorm of your choosing.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
2,755
Average Housing Costs
$5,598
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for single students
  • Coed dorms
  • Men's dorms
  • Special housing disabled students
  • Special housing for international students
  • Theme housing
  • Wellness housing
  • Women's dorms
Undergrads Living On Campus
61%
Freshmen Living On Campus
93%
Number of Dormitories
15
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
2
Best Freshman Dorms
  • Alvey Hall
  • Bushnell Hall
  • Virginia Hall
Best Upperclassman Dorms
  • Ball Hall
  • Eagle Landing
  • Willard Hall
Worst Freshman Dorms
  • Jefferson Hall
  • Russell Hall
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
Marshall Hall
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Sink
  • Wardrobe

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Alvey Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Air conditioning, community kitchens, elevator, laundry facilities, study lounges, TV lounge, vending machines
Arrington Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Air conditioning, community kitchen, elevator, laundry facilities, study lounge, TV lounge, vending machines
Ball Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Community kitchens, laundry facilities, social lounge, study lounges, TV lounge, vending machines; beautiful rotunda lobby with a spiral staircase
Bushnell Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles, quads)
Special Features: Community kitchens, laundry facilities, lobby with ping-pong table and TV, study lounges, TV lounges, vending machines
Custis Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 20-49
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Community kitchens, laundry facilities, study lounge, TV lounge, vending machines
Framar House
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 20-49
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Community kitchen, central lounge with hearth, hardwood floors, laundry facilities, study lounge; home to the International Living Center (ILC)
Jefferson Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Community kitchenettes, elevators, laundry facilities, TV lounge with ping-pong table, vending machines; large field in front of Jefferson where a lot of students like to hang out and relax
Madison Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 20-49
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Air-conditioned lounge, community kitchens, laundry facilities, study lounge, vending machines
Marshall Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles, triples)
Special Features: Community kitchens, laundry facilities, study lounges, vending machines; hall traditions include "Grill on the Hill" and the "Autumn Ball"
Mason Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Air conditioning, bike storage, cell phone rooms for private calls, community kitchen, elevator, laundry facilities, social lounge, study lounge, sunrooms that overlook Campus Walk
Randolph Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Air conditioning, bike storage, community kitchen, elevators, laundry facilities, social lounges, sunrooms; cell phone areas throughout the hall where students can make private phone calls
Russell Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Community kitchenettes, elevator, laundry facilities, social lounges, TV lounge, vending machines; oldest dorm at the University
Virginia Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal, suite
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples, suites (doubles, triples)
Special Features: Community kitchens, hardwood floors, laundry facilities, TV lounge, vending machines
Westmoreland Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles, triples, quads)
Special Features: Community kitchens, hardwood floors, laundry facilities, social lounge, TV lounge, vending machines; traditions include Roctoberfest, Blarney Ball, and Westfest
Willard Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Air conditioning, community kitchens, lounges

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

The Apartments at UMW
Floors: 3
Number of Units: 250+
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: One-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Units include full kitchen, furnished living areas, self-controlled heating and air conditioning, utilities included in rent
Eagle Landing
Floors: 5
Number of Units: 250+
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two-bedroom apartments (doubles)
Special Features: Units include full kitchen, furnished living areas; complex features concierge desk, front garden with seating, laundry facilities, meeting rooms, rear courtyard with terrace, rotunda
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  • Social atmosphere
  • Spaciousness
  • Appropriate level of rule enforcement
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