Tuition & Fees

$11,570

$26,160

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

undergraduateRatios

36%

64%

male

female

1
14

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,588
Declined + 961
Total Received 5,549
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Public

4,320

undergraduate students

327

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Psychology
  3. English Language/literature
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Codes

SAT 5398
ACT 4414

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
27%
500-599
47%
400-499
19%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
21%
500-599
46%
400-499
30%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
4%
600-699
22%
500-599
45%
400-499
27%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
30-36
18%
24-29
37%
18-23
45%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
6%
24-29
42%
18-23
52%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
12%
24-29
44%
18-23
44%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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School Facts

Mary Washington is a public, liberal arts and sciences university. Founded in 1908 as the State Normal and Industrial School for Women, it adopted coeducation in 1970. Its 176-acre campus is located in Fredericksburg, 50 miles from both Richmond and Washington, DC.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 4,647
Established in 1908
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Fredericksburg, VA

234-acre campus in Fredericksburg (population: 28,132), 50 miles from both Richmond and Washington, DC. Served by bus and train; major airport serves Washington, DC. Public transportation serves campus.

University of Mary Washington
1301 College Avenue
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
53%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
89%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
14%
Top 1/4
41%
Top 1/2
84%
Bottom 1/2
16%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
27%
500-599
47%
400-499
19%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
21%
500-599
46%
400-499
30%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
4%
600-699
22%
500-599
45%
400-499
27%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
30-36
18%
24-29
37%
18-23
45%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
6%
24-29
42%
18-23
52%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
12%
24-29
44%
18-23
44%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline November 15 (priority deadline)
January 31
School has early decision program yes
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 15
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required of some

Moderately Selective

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,588
Declined + 961
Total Received 5,549

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Recommendations
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Melissa Yakabouski
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
P: 800 468-5614
F: 540 654-1857
admit@umw.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $5,772
Room $5,446
Board $2,198
Additional fees $5,798
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $20,414
Average Financial Aid - $8,596
Total with Avg. Aid $11,818

Financial Aid

49%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$8,596

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,851,119
State $1,814,164
Institutional $1,316,728
Other external $2,070
Total $5,984,081

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $24,000
Institutional $2,520,235
Other external $708,665
Total $3,252,900

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
equestrian sports
field hockey
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Capital Athletic Conference (Division III)
Mascot
Eagles
School colors
navy, gray, and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
American Studies
Anthropology
Art History
Art Studio
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Classics
Communications/Digital Studies
Computer Science
Economics
Education
Elementary Education
English
Environmental Science
French
Geography
Geology
Geospatial Analysis
German
Historic Preservation
History
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Affairs
Latin
Liberal Studies
Management Information Systems
Mathematics
Music
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Religion
Science in Nursing/Completion Program
Sociology
Spanish
Theatre
Women's/Gender Studies
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Undergraduate

93%

4,320
students

Female
64%
2,755

Male
36%
1,565

Graduate

7%

327
students

Female
69%
224

Male
31%
103

undergraduateFull-time

87%

3,796
students

Female
65%
2,436

Male
35%
1,360

undergraduatePart-time

13%

524
students

Female
61%
319

Male
39%
205

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
69%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

64%

Transfer applicants accepted

63%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1

Spring: November 1

Summer: March 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

75%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Special housing
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 23
Countries most often represented Afghanistan
China
Germany
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
The Philippines
Special services offered for international applicants Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Melissa Yakabouski
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
540 654-2000
myak@umw.edu

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