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1 College Junior

Guys & Girls: The people here carry a morally superior elitest attitidue. It kind of comes with the hipster territory. What I just said is not a fact, but merely an opinion about the people here ( a very popular opinion might i add). If you go against the grain, you will be punished (usually online in the form of cyberbullying).

Anyways, discovery day should be renamed to manipulation day. The school brings out all of their good food, mop floors well, pick up garbage etc only when they know prospectives are coming. Once they leave they go straight back to negligence. My favorite is that they sent out an email to all its students to try to sell the school to prospectives (ex: ".the entire campus should assume the role of the host." blah blah blah "the impression and decision to attend UMW depends on how they feel while they are here." "#bestdecisionever") and basically telling students to be on their best behavior and tyr to hype the school up. You know the schools hurting when it resorts to national advertising and to begging the students to sell the school when it itself cannot because it cannot. The school doesnt produce what it should so it resorts to selling an illusion that doesnt exist.

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: I'm not sure what you really want me to say here.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Our campus contains a wide range of students from the theatrical type to jocks, and everything in between.

1 College Junior

Guys & Girls: everyone here thinks they are the greatest and that they are soooo smart even though they got into a college with over an 80% acceptance rate. They say the academics here are as hard as UVA yet they've never taken classes at UVA hahahah.

readers: take notice sandy nicole, the featured writer/contributer for this school transferred to virginia tech. confirmed this with facebook.

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There are so many more girls here. People dress however they want, which can include just jeans and a t shirt every day. It was hard to find friends at first but it gets better.


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When asked if you go to the University of Mary Washington, it is not unheard of for people to go, "Isn't that an all-girls school?" With an approximate ratio of 70 percent girls to 30 percent guys, it is no wonder where the University gets its nicknames like "UMW: University of Mostly Women." Because UMW used to be an all-women's college, it still has part of that legacy with most of its students being female. It is very common to sit in a classroom of 30, where there will only be four or five guys. However, though many girls will jokingly, or not-so-jokingly, mention that there are no guys here—generally, it does not seem to really bother them to an extreme extent.

There aren't many guys at the school, so to a degree, it may seem like there are no attractive guys since the numbers don't give you much to work off of, but there are definitely still some attractive guys on campus. When it comes to girls, there are definitely many. The numbers themselves may be deceiving if you expect to come to a school full of beautiful, Greek goddess-like women. Attractive girls tend to be scattered across campus in random proportions rather than all around. Looks aside, both girls and guys tend to be very friendly and can inspire anything from a hookup to a full-fledged relationship.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
Male Undergrads
Birth Control Available?
Women can get birth control without an exam. Print out the Previsit Questionnaire and fill it out, then when you turn it into the clinic, you can sign up for an appointment. The nurse will then review the questionnaire to see if you are eligible for birth control, then during the appointment, the nurse will tell you all of the pros/cons/safety procedures for using birth control. You'll then be prescribed birth control for $12 a pack, which is a good price. They also carry emergency contraceptives, such as Plan B, for $35. Every time you need to refill your birth control, just set up another appointment, and you can either buy one pack or a set of three.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. Bars
  2. Classes
  3. Dorms
  4. The gym
  5. A party
  6. Through clubs
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. The bell tower
  2. House parties
  3. Simpson Library
  4. Your dorm
Social Scene
Most of the activity tends to revolve around the clubs and varsity sports teams at the University. To sum it up, to engage in a social scene, one must either join a club or tag along with friends who are in them. Other than that, there is an underground fraternity, in which a small portion of the school participates.
Hookups or Relationships?
While monogamous relationships do exist on campus, having a hookup buddy, or several, tends to be a more common choice. Since the girl-to-guy ratio is very skewed toward females, girls tend to find or date guys from other schools since the University does not provide a good guy ratio to work off of. Guys, meanwhile, can potentially have the option of hooking up with a wide spectrum of girls.
Dress Code
Considering the ratio, girls do not find much of a need to dress to impress, especially on the weekdays. Leggings, yoga pants, and sweatpants, paired with an old sweatshirt, are a very common, comfortable attire for girls. Guys tend to wear whatever they are going to wear to the gym that day, or khakis/jeans paired with some T-shirt. You will see both girls and guys more dressed up on the weekends, but in general, the outfits are very generic and usually created out of comfort for the one or two classes they will attend that day.
Did You Know?
Up until 1972, Mary Washington was an all-female school. This could be the background explanation for the given ratio.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 37 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 36 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 44 responses

  • 25% Long-distance relationship
  • 18% None
  • 17% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 14% Casual dating at your school
  • 8% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 7% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 4% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school
  • 4% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 1% Casual dating at a neighboring school
  • 1% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 12 responses

  • 21% Dorms
  • 21% Classes
  • 18% Through clubs
  • 13% Tinder
  • 11% Non-existent
  • 11% A party
  • 5% The gym
  • 0% Bars

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 14 responses

  • 28% Clubs
  • 28% Classes
  • 22% Hanging out in the dorms
  • 11% Sports
  • 8% Talk about how you want to transfer.
  • 3% Volunteer work

How accepting is LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) dating life on campus?    Based on 16 responses

  • 62% There are lots of openly-dating LGBT couples. It is widely accepted.
  • 25% There are some openly-dating LGBT couples. A lot of people accept it.
  • 12% There are almost no openly-dating LGBT couples. Most people don't accept it.
  • 0% You won't see any LGBT couples on campus. It is widely not accepted.

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 44 responses

  • 11% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.
  • 36% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 36% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 16% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 14 responses

  • 57% Unique
  • 43% Stuck-up lol



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