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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
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: $31,634
Out-of-state: $48,058
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $13,270
Out-of-state: $29,694
Room and Board
$11,500
Average Percent of Need Met
43%
Average Freshman Award
$10,651
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$32,820
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
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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