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University of Mary Washington
University of Mary Washington 1301 College Ave Fredericksburg, VA 22401 Phone: (540) 654-1000
  • General Information
    About University of Mary Washington

    The University of Mary Washington is one of Virginia's outstanding public liberal arts universities, providing a superior education that inspires and enables our students to make positive changes in the world. The University is a place where faculty, students, and staff share in the creation and exploration of knowledge through freedom of inquiry, personal responsibility, and service. UMW offers a wide range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, with opportunities for students to engage in disciplinary and interdisciplinary studies, to conduct research, to integrate and apply their knowledge within broad educational experiences, to develop their professional interests, and practice the habits of mind necessary for life-long learning. UMW's size, dedicated faculty, and historical commitment to fine teaching create an institutional culture where both undergraduate and graduate students benefit from strong connections with their faculty and multiple opportunities for active learning. Located in Fredericksburg, between our nation's capital and the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia, the University of Mary Washington is a nexus for engagement among diverse communities and is dedicated to improving the regional quality of life. We fulfill our mission by immersing students, faculty, and staff in local, regional, national, and international communities, and by inculcating the values of honor and integrity. UMW graduates are models of adaptive learning, personal achievement, responsible leadership, service to others, and engaged citizenship in a global and diverse society. Approved by the University of Mary Washington Rector and Board of Visitors, November 20, 2009


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    • Weekend/evening college
    Student Services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Less than 1 year certificate
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Postbaccalaureate certificate
    • Master's degree
    Campus Setting
    • Suburb: Small
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 4,761
    Percent Admitted N/A%
    Men Admitted 98%
    Women Admitted 75%
    Full Time Retention Rate 83%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 560 660
      Math 550 630
      Writing 550 640
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 23 27
      English 23 29
      Math 21 26
      Writing 23 28
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 5,925
    Native American 26.0
    Asian 220.0
    African American 307.0
    Hispanic 217.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 3,812
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 166

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