University of Mary Washington


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Public

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Virginia


Named after the mother of George Washington, the University of Mary Washington was the women's college of the University of Virginia before going coed in 1970. The University of Mary Washington is one of the rare public liberal arts colleges in the country, and it provides students with the access to faculty one would expect at a small private college, but the cost is significantly less. The primary campus is located in Fredericksburg, Virginia, midway between Richmond and Washington, D.C. UMW also has a branch campus for its graduate programs located in Stafford, Virginia.

Most Popular Majors

Biology, Business Administration, English, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Liberal Arts, Political Science, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 5084
Total Grad Students: 730
Undergraduate Students: 4354
Faculty: 246

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 21:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 18:1

Percent Male: 36%
Percent Female: 64%

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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 67%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 75%

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Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

1301 College Ave
Fredericksburg Virginia 22401


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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 22 27
English 22 28
Math 21 26
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 530 640
Math 500 610
Writing 520 620

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Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 76%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -76%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1000

Other Expenses: 2654

Room and Board: 8900

Tuition and Fees: 20654

Total Cost: 33208

Tuition and Fees – In-State: 8926

Total Cost – In-State: 21480

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Costs Data From: 2011-12

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 6068

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 60%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 35%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 41%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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