UMW

University of Mary Washington

1301 College Ave, Fredericksburg, United States
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  • Total Documents
    8
  • Class Notes
    5
  • Textbook Notes
    1
  • Study Guides
    2
  • Currently Enrolled
    32
  • Previously Enrolled
    50

Overview of University of Mary Washington (UMW)

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:4,398
    • Men:1,585 (36.0%)
    • Women:2,813 (64.0%)

Location

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Admission Information (UMW)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Mary Washington is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
2
4
Social Studies
2
-
History
2
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
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
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
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

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1301 College Avenue
City, State, Zip
Fredericksburg, VA  22401-5358
Phone
(540) 654-2000
Fax
(540) 654-1073
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


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


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

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.61
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

Tuition & Financial Aid (UMW)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $11,630|Out-of-state: $26,220
  • Room & Board: - $11,118 (100.0%)
  • Other Expences: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Mary Washington accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1 | Final deadline June 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning December 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003746
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


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 with Loans
54%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$29,964
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
5.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
3.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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
Architecture, Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, International Studies, Library Science, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Local/State Students, Religious Affiliation

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,156

Academics & Instruction (UMW)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & 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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

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
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
696,996

Computing


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Mary Washington provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


84.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


59.9%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


68.4%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


71.0%

Programs & Majors (UMW)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (28)


  • 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


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Social sciences, Liberal arts/general studies, Psychology

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education

Master's Programs of Study (3)


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

Campus Life (UMW)

Location & Geography

Population


27,307

Nearest Metropolitan Area


234 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Richmond; Washington, D.C.

Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
50 mile(s) from campus in Washington, D.C.
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 of College Housing


57% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


43%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Equestrian Sports
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Equestrian Sports
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


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

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Mary Washington offers 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

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


3,905

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
4,398
Women
2,813
Men
1,585

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

Number of Graduate Students


410

Student Resources (UMW)