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University of Mary Washington Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 520 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 10 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

65% Women
35% Men


NCAA Division III (without football)

Capital Athletic Conference

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $55,878)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $66,161)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 59 39 - -
Baseball 37 - - -
Basketball 13 14 - -
Equestrian - 25 - -
Field Hockey - 23 - -
Lacrosse 38 29 - -
Rowing 20 30 - -
Soccer 25 27 - -
Softball - 19 - -
Swimming 23 27 - -
Tennis 9 13 - -
Volleyball - 16 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3.9%
Black/non-Hispanic 7.0%
Hispanic 3.9%
Non-resident alien 1.3%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 22.6%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 60.9%
Percent of students with disability 10%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 7
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 1
Property Crime 3
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Rebecca from Reston, VA
  • 5
  • You are always going to have some drama somewhere when you are living with someone for the first time. If this does happen don't fret it! We have excellent RA…

  • Jan-18-2012 Read More
  • Junior
  • 3
  • The only downside is that half of our dorms still don't have AC, but otherwise I think they're pretty good compared to most colleges. The buildings are never over five…

  • Jun-05-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Rebeca from Fredericksburg, VA
  • Nov-12-2014 I am a current student here

    There's plenty of dining on campus, but none is 24/7 which would be nice. I go to just about all the diners on campus and they offer healthy options as well as splurge foods like pizza and cookies! The staff is knowledgeable about the food they prepare, especially in Seacobeck.

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  • 3
  • Emma
  • Nov-10-2014 I am a current student here

    Currently, there are 4 different options for food on campus: the main dining hall, Seacobeck, a coffee shop, Blackstone, a sandwich/pizza/wingery, the Nest, and the Underground, a more organic and themed dining experience. Coming next fall in the new student center there will be a new dining hall and restaurant as well.

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  • 1
  • Kimberly from Richmond, VA
  • Oct-21-2014 I am a current student here

    The food kinda sucks. There is not a lot of variety unless you go to the dining hall. The dining hall food can either be great, or mediocre and lacking flavor.

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  • 3
  • UMW student
  • Oct-07-2014 I am a current student here

    I do not prefer the main dining hall Seaco but during breakfast it's really good. The best food is at the nest they serve wings pizza wraps burgers and subs and other things which are good majority of the time. The underground is mainly for the vegans and healthy eaters and they serve smoothies BUT during the weekends after 12 they serve the Chicken and Waffles and believe me when I say the waffles will get you addicted making you get out of your bed 10.40 to be at the line so you'll be the first to order it by 11. Yeah it's that good.

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  • 3
  • Music Major from Fredericksburg, VA
  • Mar-02-2014 I am a current student here

    The food at Mary Washington is pretty good. Seacobeck hall offers tons of options from an Italian room to a Grill, however, the hours of operation are pretty small. The Eagle's nest has a great sandwich place comparable to subway, as well as The Wingery where you can get chicken and fries and burgers, as well as Vocelli's Pizza which has GREAT pizza. The last option for dining on campus is The Underground which has healthy options including vegan and vegetarian options. The Underground has sandwiches, soup, smoothies, and salads.

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  • 3
  • Jessie from Williamsburg, VA
  • Dec-26-2013 I am a current student here

    As of right now there are three dining areas: Seacobeck, The Underground, and The Nest. Okay, first up is Seaco which is the basic buffet style dining hall that has three different rooms that vary in the times and the type of food they serve. Seaco offers a pretty good deal because you can get as much food as you want for only a meal swipe and the food is not too bad. The Underground is more of the natural foods type of place and serves lots of foods that have more healthy choices. I tend to eat at the Underground quite a bit for lunch even though you mostly have to use Flex to get any food there (I recommend the turkey club with chipotle sauce). The Nest has pizza, wings and sandwiches, there are three separate places for each type of food. The food isn't bad or anything, but for me it does get a tad boring and making dinner or lunch for yourself can spice it up from time to time (aka making microwave mac-n-cheese).

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  • 4
  • Nelofar from Winchester, VA
  • Nov-13-2013 I am a current student here

    Good dining prospects, Seacobeck and the Nest are the two main dining halls, offer different kinds of foods for everyone.

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  • 4
  • Lucas from Bristol, VA
  • Oct-12-2013 I am a current student here

    Campus dining options are very good actually. The main dining hall is not the best but is much better than anyone expects when they first arrive. Campus has several other on site options that are also very good but Fredericksburg has a wealth of incredible dining options that usually have student specials or even accept the college's pay card.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Emma
  • Nov-10-2014 I am a current student here

    There's technically one sorority and one fraternity on campus, but Greek Life isn't a big deal here.

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  • 0
  • Kimberly from Richmond, VA
  • Oct-21-2014 I am a current student here

    Pretty much doesn't exist. If you're dying to get on a fraternity/sorority, you can do it but nobody really cares about greek life.

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  • 0
  • UMW student
  • Oct-07-2014 I am a current student here

    There's this so called fraternity on the low but there no one special and there's a sorority here also my roommate and suite mates were in but apparently they didn't like it because none stayed. Greek life isn't so much special here.

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  • 0
  • Music Major from Fredericksburg, VA
  • Mar-02-2014 I am a current student here

    There are some Fraternities that are not sponsored by the school on campus. The Fraternities are service oriented and they are a big part of school spirit.

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  • 0
  • Jessie from Williamsburg, VA
  • Dec-26-2013 I am a current student here

    There are a few clubs for greek life, but it's not really a huge thing at UMW. However, there are so many other clubs and organizations that you won't really miss it.

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  • 0
  • Happy
  • Oct-01-2013 I am a current student here

    The University doesn't officially recognize Greek Life but there is a sorority and fraternity that recruits students.

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  • 0
  • CollegeSophmore
  • May-29-2013 I am a current student here

    underground. two frats and a fake sorority like for real there is only one of these chapter sororities and that's at mary wash. PSI U throws the best frat parties just get to know the brothers. KAPPA KAPPA only does socials.

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