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University of Mary Washington

Fredericksburg, VA, USA
3.90 Average Rating

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.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
72%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 1, 2019 January 10, 2020
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 15, 2019 May 1, 2020
Fall Regular Decision February 1, 2020 May 1, 2020
Other March 1, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
92%
Out-Of-State Students
7%
21%
Submitting ACT
87%
Submitting SAT
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
4,727
Total Number of Undergrads
4,410
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
46%
20-39 Students
46%
40-99 Students
6%
0
100
64%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
73%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
14:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$20,892
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Tuition
In-State Tuition 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.
$13,210
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$29,636
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (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.
$11,500
Books and Supplies
$1200

Aid & Grants

0
100
43%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid 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.
89%
Average Aid Per Year
$6,321
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.
89%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,666
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$4,138

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
50%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,183
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.
$20,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$218
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
28%
72%
Student Organizations
150
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
58%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
UMW Eagles
School Colors
Blue/Grey
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Capital Athletic Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
No
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Washington
University Of Richmond
New York
Norfolk
Charlottesville
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
44%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$51,400
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What Students Are Saying

3.90 Average Rating
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.
Florence from VA
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

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