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The University of Mary Washington is a coeducational, state-funded, four-year liberal arts college located in Fredricksburg, Virgnia. It was established in 1908. UMW is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. The undergraduate campus of UMW enrolls more than 4, 000 students annually, and its graduate campus admits over 700 students every semester. The academic divisions of this university are:
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Graduate and Professional Studies
UMW's sports teams participate in the NCAA Division III's Capital Athletic Conference. Its teams are nicknamed the Eagles and compete in several sports like basketball, lacrosse, crew, cross country, field hockey, soccer, softball, swimming and tennis.

Profile of University of Mary WashingtonThe campus of University of Mary Washington is in Fredericksburg, VA, which is a small suburb. The school is a public institution. Degrees at University of Mary Washington include, at the school's highest level, the Post-Master's certificate.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in science, mathematics, and liberal arts.

University of Mary Washington Selectivity

Admission at University of Mary Washington is selective, not open to all who apply. Getting into the school is challenging; it only admitted 23% of those who applied in 2007. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 560. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 530 and 630.

The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, University of Mary Washington had 5, 001 students enrolled (4, 265 full-time equivalent).

Student Life
The school has a residential or campus feel. University of Mary Washington offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Capital Athletic Conference. University of Mary Washington Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts516English, liberal arts and humanities, interdisciplinary studies, history, political science, international relations, sociology, historic preservation and conservation, . . .
Business and Management189business management, operations management, purchasing and contract management, business administration
Education and Teaching171education, elementary school teaching, gifted and talended Education
Science106biology, physical science courses, chemistry, physics
Therapy and Counselling86psychology
Fine Arts21art history and criticism, fine arts studies
Computer Science and Engineering21computer and info science
Religion and Philosophy18philosophy, religion, philosophy and religious studies
Art Studies9visual and performing arts
Contact: University of Mary WashingtonUniversity of Mary Washington

1301 College Ave

Fredericksburg, VA 22401-5300

General Phone: (540) 654-1000


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