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University of Mary Washington

Also known as Mary Washington College

1301 College Ave, Fredericksburg, VA

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Mary Washington College, a public institution, offers a large number of degree programs, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Fredericksburg, VA, the school offers a suburban setting for students to study in. Enrollment at Mary Washington College is nearly five thousand annually.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Education
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • English Language And Literature
  • Psychology
  • Interdisciplinary Studies

To be considered for admissions, applicants may be required to complete an application, provide letters of recommendations, and submit school records, which are then reviewed by admissions staff. Either the SAT or ACT exam can be taken in order to be able to apply to Mary Washington College. Scores in a range of 22 - 27 on the ACT or 1550 - 1870 on the SAT are required to increase the chance of acceptance. Mary Washington College accepts approximately 80% of applicants yearly. Of those admitted, around 27% of students attended the school. More information from the admissions office can be found here.

The tuition at University of Mary Washington varies based on the state of residence of the student. In-state residents pay close to $9,800 per year, while out-of-state residents are charged $23,000 annually. Housing may be available for students that want to live on-campus at an estimated cost of $5,600 per year. Mary Washington College may provide financial aid for students who are eligible in the form of scholarships, grants, and loans.

Athletic programs are available at University of Mary Washington through the NCAA, allowing students to compete in intercollegiate sports. Athletic programs offered include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division III)

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may provide a better idea of the applicants University of Mary Washington accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at University of Mary Washington is around 4,600 students, where graduate students make up roughly 21% of the student body.

$19,900

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $19,900. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $50 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • State Residents: $5,600-$6,700
    • Out-of-State: $20,000-$23,720
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • In-State: $400-$470 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $980-$1,200 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid80%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships65%$4,809
Receiving Student Loans48%$7,399
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, University of Mary Washington may provide services like:

  • Online course work available
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Work study style employment
  • Employment search assistance

Graduation Rates

Mary Washington College has a very high graduation rate when compared to similar schools nearby.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years66%
Graduating in 5 Years7%
Graduating in 6 Years0.8%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Music Program
    • * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation (since 1960)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Mary Washington College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division III (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Capital Athletic Conference)
  • Basketball (Capital Athletic Conference)
  • Track and Field (Capital Athletic Conference)
  • Field Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Equestrian
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by University of Mary Washington by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
82.65%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
80%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
14:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$5,588