72%

Acceptance Rate

$6,321

Avg.Financial Aid

003746

FAFSA Code

About University of Mary Washington (UMW)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

4,727

Website

www.umw.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

SACSCOC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

University of Mary Washington (UMW) is a public liberal arts institution that was established in the year 1908. The university has a rich history of traditions and completed academic excellence. During the years 1944-1972, the university made many changes. UMW functioned as the Women's College of the University of Virginia.

In the year 2004, the General Assembly of Virginia renamed the college as the University of Mary Washington (UMW). Over the years, the university grew big and built many new buildings to cater to their growing students.

The buildings are dedicated to various fields through which the university pursues their research. The main aim of the university is to provide a superior education that enables students to make positive changes in the world. 

  • The student-faculty ratio is 14:1.

  • The graduation rate of the university is 72%.

  • The retention rate is 83% for full-time students and 71% for part-time students.

  • The total student population of the university is 4,726, which includes 3,992 full-time and 734 part-time students.

University of Mary Washington is a public university located in Fredericksburg, VA. University of Mary Washington occupies a total area of about 176 acres. The foundation of University of Mary Washington was laid down in the year 1908. Keeping the pursuit of research, innovation, and excellence at the center, University of Mary Washington has been imparting quality education to its students. The motto of the varsity is Pro Deo Domo Patria and its official colors are navy blue and gray. Out of total 4,808 students enrolled at UMW, 4,182 belong to undergraduate courses while 306 are postgraduate students. The school has a total of 386 academic staff. These faculty teach different courses to the students. At University of Mary Washington, around 91% of the students are 24 and under. And, when it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 64% of the students are females and 36% are males. Finally, at UMW around 69% are white, 10% belong to Hispanic ethnicity, and 7% are Black or African American. The college has produced several achievers in its 112 years of existence and some of the notable alumni are Elizabeth Edwards (Author, Lawyer), Chris Graham (Web design, Semantic Web), Desiree Marie Velez (Actor), and Beverly H. Runge (Historian). The university boasts of a decent sports infrastructure, which helps in developing the personality of its students. A total of 102 programs are currently offered by the varsity to the students. It includes both the residential as well as online programs. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by ACICS (Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools), NASM (National Association of Schools of Music), and SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools). University of Mary Washington has around $55 million (2019) in endowment.

Location & Contact

Address

1301 College Ave

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 5406541000
Fax: 5406541857
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Rankings

As long as US universities are concerned, the rankings which are provided by Forbes and US News are trusted everywhere. University of Mary Washington has been ranked at the 204th position among other universities by Forbes. It is to be noted that Forbes decides on the rankings of the university based on common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

FALSE

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

72%

SAT Range

1050 - 1269

ACT Range

22 - 29

Application Fee

$50

SAT/ACT

Recommended

High School GPA

Recommended

Accept Common App

Yes

The admission to University of Mary Washington is fairly easy and the students can make the most out of it. University of Mary Washington has 3 admission thresholds. The admission process starts by filling up the form and submitting a fee of $50. If the SAT score of a student lies in the range of 1080-1280, it would improve her chances. Notably, students securing ACT score less than 23 might also given admission but the average ACT score at University of Mary Washington is 26. As expected, the candidates can complete the process either online or by visiting the school's office at 1301 College Ave, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401-5300. To gather more information, they can call them at (540) 654-1000.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$20,892

Average Annual Cost

$6,302

Books And Supplies

$1,200

Other Fees

$6,412

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$11,218

Budget For Other Expenses

$3,494

Total One Year Cost

$28,626

Before applying to UMW, candidates must keep in mind the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The total one-year cost on a full-time basis would be somewhere around $37,703. For students seeking financial assistance, the university offers a number of options.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Master's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

14:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

82%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

78%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$94

Faculty Overview

51%

Male Professors

49%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Business Administration, Management...

165 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

106 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

101 Graduates

Psychology, General

100 Graduates

Biology, General

84 Graduates

Geography and Cartography

64 Graduates

History

51 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

47 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

40 Graduates

Physical Sciences, Other

37 Graduates

Political Science and Government

35 Graduates

Sociology

31 Graduates

International Relations and Nationa...

31 Graduates

Mathematics

25 Graduates

Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

23 Graduates

Historic Preservation and Conservat...

23 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

22 Graduates

Economics

21 Graduates

Visual and Performing Arts, General

19 Graduates

Philosophy and Religious Studies, O...

16 Graduates

Classics and Classical Languages, L...

11 Graduates

Physics

10 Graduates

Anthropology

10 Graduates

Chemistry

10 Graduates

Music

9 Graduates

Area Studies

5 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

2 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

4,410

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

19%

Full-time

88%

Part-time

12%

Students Gender

Male

36%

US National: 44%

Female

64%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

68% White

3% Unknown

8% Black

10% Hispanic

6% Two or more races

1% Non Resident alien

4% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

11%

Out Of State

89%

In State

0%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$83,782 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

57%

Averege Housing Cost

$7,132/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $4,086/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$4,086/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Eagles

School Colors

navy, gray, and white

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

Total Male Athletes

203

Total Female Athletes

200

Intramural Sports

20

Sports Club

40

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Equestrian

Golf

Lacrosse

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Equestrian

Field Hockey

Lacrosse

Soccer

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

The university additionally offers an on-campus housing facility for students who wish to dwell nearby. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $11,500 per year. University of Mary Washington has several dining and meal plan options for its students and the average meal plan at UMW costs around $4,086 per year. The university considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At UMW, campus safety and security features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. There are around 36% male and 64% female students enrolled at the university.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$37,800/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$51,400/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$18,375

$25,750

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$191 - 267

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

89%

Average Aid Per Year

$6,321

Students Receiving Federal Grants

20%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,666

Students Receiving State Aid

24%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,721

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

86%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,138

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$13,803

$30K - $48K

$12,118

$48K - $75K

$5,547

$75K - $110K

$787

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$8,973,188

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$8,217,702

The financial aid department of University of Mary Washington helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. The average financial aid at University of Mary Washington is around $4,277 and the federal grant is $4,456. The university provides financial assistance in the form of state-level aid worth $5,186 and institutional aid worth $4,277. The total need-based scholarships/grants offered at UMW based on students' financial needs add up to $8,973,188 per year. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants in a year come to around $8,217,702.

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