University of Mary Washington Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

The University of Mary Washington
The University of Mary Washington. Photo Credit: Allen Grove

The University of Mary Washington has an acceptance rate of 74 percent, making it  accessible to the majority of applicants. Those interested in attending Mary Washington will need to submit an application (the school accepts the Common Application), along with scores from the ACT or SAT, high school transcripts, and a letter of recommendation. 

Admissions Data (2016)

  • University of Mary Washington Acceptance Rate: 74%

University of Mary Washington Description

Named after the mother of George Washington, the University of Mary Washington was the women's college of the University of Virginia before going co-ed 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. In athletics, popular sports include basketball, equestrian, volleyball, soccer, field hockey, and lacrosse.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 4,726 (4,357 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 36% Male / 64% Female
  • 89% Full-time

    Costs (2016 - 17)

    • Tuition and Fees: $11,630 (in-state); $26,220 (out-of-state)
    • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
    • Room and Board: $10,104
    • Other Expenses: $2,892
    • Total Cost: $25,826 (in-state); $40,416 (out-of-state)

    University of Mary Washington Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

    • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 87%
    • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
      • Grants: 80%
      • Loans: 50%
    • Average Amount of Aid
      • Grants: $5,363
      • Loans: $7,410

    Academic Programs

    • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, English, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Liberal Arts, Political Science, Psychology.

    Graduation, Retention and Transfer Rates

    • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 83%
    • Transfer-out Rate: 24%
    • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 62%
    • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 72%

    Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

    • Men's Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Riding, Lacrosse, Swimming, Tennis
    • Women's Sports: Field Hockey, Riding, Tennis, Volleyball, Soccer

    Data Source

    National Center for Educational Statistics

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