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University of Mary Washington
Fredericksburg, VA
Mary Washington is a public, liberal arts college. 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.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 4,357
   Women 2,797 (64.2%)
   Men 1,560 (35.8%)
Graduate Students 369
Entrance Difficulty Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate 74% of 6,270 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline February 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.59 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math 540 average
500-590 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 570 average
510-620 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 24 average
22-27 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance In-state: $26,780
Out-of-state: $41,370
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $11,570
Out-of-state: $26,160
  Room and Board $11,118
Average Percent of Need Met 46%
Average Freshman Award $8,868
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Differs by program
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 245
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 19% of classes
10-19 students: 34% of classes
20-29 students: 34% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Fredericksburg Population 27,307
Nearest Metropolitan Area Richmond, Washington, D.C.
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 89% of freshmen, 57% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Eagles
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.8% Asian
7.3% Black/African-American
7.9% Hispanic/Latino
5.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
71.0% White
4.5% Unknown
International Students 1.1% from 25 countries
First-Year Students Returning 82.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 61.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 69%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 17.0%