The University of Mary Washington is a 4-year liberal arts college in northern Virginia. UMW is home to colleges of Arts & Sciences, Education, and Business conferring undergraduate degrees in over 60 fields of study. To provide a transition to college academics, UMW offers a number of First Year Seminars which feature small class sizes and personal interaction with the college faculty. Throughout each week of the school year, UMW schedules a number of on-campus events and performances at a space called The Underground, including small concerts, trivia nights, and open mic nights.
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In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
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Room and Board
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(amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
+ amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
+ amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
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Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
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Students Receiving Grants
Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
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Students Borrowing Loans
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Average Debt at Graduation
The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
Median Monthly Loan Payment
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Overall, UMW is a great school. It is successful in housing, dining, and academics, all of which are an important part of college.
Jordan from Smithfield, VA
mary washington is a nice and safe campus that has enough academic work to keep you occupied and learning without constant stress. it is an environment conducive to learning, being social, and getting a job. great all around school.
Lyndsey from Fredericksburg, VA
Mary Washington is a wonderful school that really gives you so many wonderful opportunities. We have professors here who have won awards, and if you are in the Creative Writing department we have Claudia Emerson as a Professor here. Not only do we have great academics, we have lots of fun here.
Rebecca from Reston, VA
the university of mary washington was my #1 college when i was in high school because i remembered how beautiful and welcoming the campus felt when i went on a student lead tour years before. i am starting my sophomore year in the fall and could not be any happier about my decision of umw. the students and faculty are always so warm and welcoming here and the "homey" feeling you will get while walking down college walk is unbeatable.
caitlin from fredericksburg, va
A terrific school that I got into with a beautiful picturesque camous. However, I do not attend, my sister did and I love coming to visit this close-knit heartwarming campus. The cultural diversity fair is worth looking towards for.