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Tuition & Fees

$11,352

$24,638

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,637
Declined + 864
Total Received 4,501
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undergraduateRatios

36%

64%

male

female

1  :  14

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Psychology
  3. English Language/Literature
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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 4,831
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)

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Codes

SAT 5398
ACT 4414

Social Networks

Public

4,383

undergraduate students

448

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
25%
500-599
48%
400-499
19%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
20%
500-599
53%
400-499
24%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
24%
500-599
47%
400-499
24%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
30-36
12%
24-29
43%
18-23
38%
12-17
6%
6-11
1%
Below 6
0
30-36
3%
24-29
47%
18-23
51%
12-17
-1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
5%
24-29
49%
18-23
43%
12-17
3%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Fredericksburg, VA

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Fredericksburg, VA

176-acre campus in Fredericksburg (population: 27,307), 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
61%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
92%
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
16%
Top 1/4
50%
Top 1/2
86%
Bottom 1/2
14%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
25%
500-599
48%
400-499
19%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
20%
500-599
53%
400-499
24%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
24%
500-599
47%
400-499
24%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
30-36
12%
24-29
43%
18-23
38%
12-17
6%
6-11
1%
Below 6
0
30-36
3%
24-29
47%
18-23
51%
12-17
-1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
5%
24-29
49%
18-23
43%
12-17
3%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline November 15 (priority deadline)
February 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 15
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required/GED accepted
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,637
Declined + 864
Total Received 4,501

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 $5,190
Room $5,490
Board $2,060
Additional fees $5,062
Books & supplies $1,100
Total $18,902
Average Financial Aid - $8,237
Total with Avg. Aid $10,665

Financial Aid

48%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$8,237

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,754,841
State $1,721,820
Institutional $957,927
Other external $2,070
Total $5,436,658

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $44,850
Institutional $2,072,909
Other external $779,237
Total $2,896,996

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
equestrian sports
field hockey
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
Art History
Art Studio
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Classics
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
Sociology
Spanish
Theatre
Women's/Gender Studies
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Undergraduate

91%

4,383
students

Female
64%
2,815

Male
36%
1,568

Graduate

9%

448
students

Female
69%
307

Male
31%
141

undergraduateFull-time

87%

3,843
students

Female
66%
2,500

Male
34%
1,343

undergraduatePart-time

13%

540
students

Female
59%
315

Male
41%
225

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
7%
Hispanic/Latino
64%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

78%

Transfer applicants accepted

70%

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: March 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

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

International Students

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

International Student Contact

Shelly Hillbery
Assistant Director of Admissions
540 654-2000
shillber@umw.edu

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