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.

Website: www.umw.edu/

Public
Co-ed
4,398
Undergraduate
Students
(64.0%) 2,813 Women
(36.0%) 1,585 Men
410
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
73% of 5,977 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.61
SAT Math
570 average
530-610 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
602 average
550-650 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
24 average
22-27 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $22,748
Out-of-state: $37,338
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $11,630
Out-of-state: $26,220
Room and Board
$11,118
Average Percent of Need Met
44%
Average Freshman Award
$9,573
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$29,964
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
251
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 10% of classes
10-19 students: 40% of classes
20-29 students: 37% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 4% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Fredericksburg Population
27,307
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Richmond; Washington, D.C.
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
57% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Eagles
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.7% Asian
7.6% Black/African-American
9.0% Hispanic/Latino
5.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
70.0% White
3.5% Unknown
International Students
1.0% from 20 countries
First-Year Students Returning
84.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
59.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
44%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
17.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Foreign Language 2 4
Social Studies 2  
History 2  
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required for some March 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Considered if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1301 College Avenue
City, State, Zip
Fredericksburg, VA 22401-5358
Phone
(540) 654-2000
Fax
(540) 654-1073
E-mail
admit@umw.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Decision Notification
January 31
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15
Early Action Notification
January 31

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
73% of 5,977 applicants were admitted
Women
77% of 3,923 applicants were admitted
Men
68% of 2,054 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,254 (29%) of 4,393 admitted students enrolled
Women
776 (26%) of 3,004 admitted students enrolled
Men
478 (34%) of 1,389 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
85% of 127 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
87% of 2593 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
536
Students Accepting Wait List Position
131
Students Admitted From Wait List
19

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.61
3.75 and Above
37%
3.50 - 3.74
34%
3.25 - 3.49
9%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
7%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
570 average
530-610 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
5%
Score of 600 - 700
27%
Score of 500 - 600
57%
Score of 400 - 500
11%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
602 average
550-650 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
10%
Score of 600 - 700
43%
Score of 500 - 600
41%
Score of 400 - 500
6%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
24 average
22-27 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
12%
Score of 24 - 29
46%
Score of 18 - 23
37%
Score of 12 - 17
5%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 16%
Top quarter: 46%
Top half: 85%
National Merit Scholar
0%
Valedictorian
0%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $22,748
Out-of-state: $37,338
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $11,630
Out-of-state: $26,220
Room and Board
$11,118
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1
Final deadline June 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003746
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
759 (81.2%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
461 (60.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
455 (98.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
48 (10.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
44%
Average Award
$9,573
Need-Based Gift
Received by 314 (69.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,603
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 319 (70.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,065
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 341 (74.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
348 (37.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,004

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
2,517 (65.4%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,737 (69.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,686 (97.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
190 (11.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
45%
Average Award
$9,485
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,119 (66.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,555
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,308 (77.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,865
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 849 (50.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
976 (25.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,054

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
54%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$29,964
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
5.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
3.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Architecture, Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, International Studies, Library Science, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Local/State Students, Religious Affiliation
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,156
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Geography
  • Historic Preservation and Conservation
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
  • Physical Sciences, Other
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Sociology
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Social sciences, Liberal arts/general studies, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
251
Part-Time Faculty
151
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
38%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 10% of classes
10-19 students: 40% of classes
20-29 students: 37% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 4% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 4% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 23% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 73% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
696,996
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
579
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Business Administration

Master's Programs of Study

  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Education--General
  • Elementary Education

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Fredericksburg Population
27,307
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Richmond; Washington, D.C.
Campus Size
234 acres

Weather

Temperature
25.7 average low in January, 85.1 average high in September
Rain
118 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Fredericksburg
Nearest Train Station
9 mile(s) from campus in Fredericksburg

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
57% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
43%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
self-defense and safety classes. Guardian App

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Eagles
School Colors
Navy, gray, and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Crew x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Equestrian Sports x   x  
Field Hockey x      
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Crew x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Equestrian Sports x  
Field Hockey x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Crew x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Equestrian Sports x  
Field Hockey    
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
crew, rugby
Men's Club Sports
crew, rugby

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, football, sand volleyball, softball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, class council, campus programming board, community outreach and participation, association of residence halls, student government association
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
4,398
Women
2,813 (64.0%)
Men
1,585 (36.0%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
3,905
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.7% Asian
7.6% Black/African-American
9.0% Hispanic/Latino
5.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
70.0% White
3.5% Unknown
International Students.
1.0% from 20 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
410

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
84.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
59.9%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
68.4%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
71.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
44%
Average Starting Salary
44%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
17.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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