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University of Mary Washington Acceptance Rate, Requirements & Admissions Information

Fredericksburg, VA

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
Use of SAT/ACT Essay SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1301 College Avenue
City, State, Zip
Fredericksburg, VA 22401-5358
Phone
(800) 468-5614
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
December 10
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
75% of 5,939 applicants were admitted
Women
76% of 3,946 applicants were admitted
Men
72% of 1,993 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,117 (25%) of 4,438 admitted students enrolled
Women
694 (23%) of 3,007 admitted students enrolled
Men
423 (30%) of 1,431 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
90% of 105 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
235
Students Accepting Wait List Position
85
Students Admitted From Wait List
65

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.64
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
520-620 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
5.5%
Score of 600 - 700
29.5%
Score of 500 - 600
53.3%
Score of 400 - 500
11.5%
Score of 300 - 400
.2%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
610 average
560-660 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
12.5%
Score of 600 - 700
42.6%
Score of 500 - 600
39%
Score of 400 - 500
5.9%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
26 average
23-29 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
10.6%
Score of 24 - 29
48.4%
Score of 18 - 23
41%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
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: 41%
Top half: 76%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

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