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University of Mary Washington
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Public   4-Year
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Pantone 648, (0,49,69); Pantone Cool, Gray 11 (102,102,102)
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Sammy D. Eagle
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Total Enrollment
Undergraduate
4400
Transfer-in
482
Average Class Size
Overall
24
Years 1 & 2
29
Years 3 & 4
19

University of Mary Washington

Fredericksburg, Virginia
The University of Mary Washington is a premier public liberal arts and sciences university that stands out in Virginia’s extremely competitive environment of higher learning. With more than 70 majors, minors and special programs – from accounting and communications to historic preservation, and women’s and gender studies – UMW offers both undergraduate and graduate courses. With a total enrollment of fewer than 5,000 and a faculty-student ratio of 14 to 1, Mary Washington provides a supportive learning environment with small, intimate classes and engaged master teachers who encourage original thinking and innovative, hands-on research. The UMW experience revolves around impactful learning, instills the value of service and social justice, highlights the importance of living in a diverse and inclusive community, and gives students the ability to adapt a liberal arts education to the digital age. U.S. News & World Report, Princeton Review, Washington Monthly, Money Magazine, Fiske and College Factual are among the selective guides that have named the University to their 2020 and 2021 best-colleges rankings. And UMW has earned a spot among top producers of Peace Corps volunteers for more than a decade. Through its ASPIRE initiative, UMW holds students, and all its community members, to the highest standards of conduct and honor, emphasizing Accountability, Scholarship, Personal and Institutional Integrity, Inclusive Excellence, Respect and Civility, and Engagement. At the University of Mary Washington, students find the tools it takes to discover themselves build their futures, and effect positive social change in an increasingly demanding world.
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Freshman Application Deadline
Fall
2/1/2022
Freshman Priority Application Deadline
Fall
11/15/2021
Freshman Priority Application Deadline
Spring
11/2/2021
Transcripts
Current official transcripts are preferred but unofficial may be used for admission review. Official high school transcr...see moreCurrent official transcripts are preferred but unofficial may be used for admission review. Official high school transcript (with graduation confirmed) is required for enrollment.
Tests
Test optional; ACT, SAT
Essay
In addition to Common Application personal statement, additional supplemental short responses to interest in Honors or S...see moreIn addition to Common Application personal statement, additional supplemental short responses to interest in Honors or Student Transition Programs may be requested.
Interview
Interviews recommended but not required.
Letter of Recommendation
Minimum of one recommendations is strongly encouraged but not required.
Application Fee
$50 non-refundable application fee; fee waiver available for need
Freshman Student Catalog Year
Catalog year determined by first semester of attendance
Freshman Definition
Freshmen have not completed college credit following high school graduation.
Application Types
Early Decision Nov. 1; Early Action Nov. 15, Regular Decision Feb. 1
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Transfer Priority Application Deadline
Fall
4/1/2022
Transfer Priority Application Deadline
Spring
10/15/2021
Transfer Financial Aid Date
For merit aid (transfer scholarship), the priority filing date for transfer applications serves as the filing date to gu...see moreFor merit aid (transfer scholarship), the priority filing date for transfer applications serves as the filing date to guarantee consideration. Students applying after may not be considered for merit. Due date for the UMW Scholarship application is May 1 for other institutional scholarships.
Transfer Student Catalog Year
Catalog year determined by first semester of attendance
College Fit
UMW is a perfectly sized university of 4,400 undergraduates that blends opportunity with community. Set in Fredericksbu...see moreUMW is a perfectly sized university of 4,400 undergraduates that blends opportunity with community. Set in Fredericksburg, our park-like campus for both residential and commuter students is located fifty miles south of Washington, DC and fifty miles north of Richmond, VA. Fredericksburg is one of the most southern final stops on the Virginia Rail Express (VRE) which has allowed convenient commuter access to DC for internship experiences while studying at UMW. Founded more than 100 years ago, UMW currently offers 80 majors, minors, and programs through our College of Business, Colleges of Education, and College of Arts and Sciences.
Associate Transfer Degree Completion
Completing the appropriate transfer degree through VCCS allows students to enter the university as a junior with nearly ...see moreCompleting the appropriate transfer degree through VCCS allows students to enter the university as a junior with nearly all general education requirements satisfied.
Course Transfer Criteria
Min grade for courses to transfer: C; in comparable liberal arts and science courses that UMW might offer. Search trans...see moreMin grade for courses to transfer: C; in comparable liberal arts and science courses that UMW might offer. Search transferrable credit: https://banner.umw.edu/prod/umw_transfer.p_parms
Transcripts
Unofficial college transcripts may be used for admissions review. Official final college transcript(s) are used for tran...see moreUnofficial college transcripts may be used for admissions review. Official final college transcript(s) are used for transfer course/credit evaluation and are required of enrolling students.
Tests
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Essay
Brief statement of academic interest and goals and how UMW fits into plan is encouraged.
Letters of Recommendation
Minimum of one recommendations is strongly encouraged but not required.
Interview
Interview is not required.
Guaranteed Admission Agreement (GAA) Application Process
Declare intent to transfer to UMW by completing the ?GAA Student Letter of Intent form? available at the Office of Admis...see moreDeclare intent to transfer to UMW by completing the ?GAA Student Letter of Intent form? available at the Office of Admissions website after a minimum of 15 credits towards the transfer associate degree is completed at the community college and before applying for graduation from the community college
Application Types(s)
Application is specific to degree program. Separate transfer applications exist for BA/BS, Bachelor of Liberal Studies ...see moreApplication is specific to degree program. Separate transfer applications exist for BA/BS, Bachelor of Liberal Studies and Bachelor of Science Nursing. Application priority filing dates are same for each program by term.
Application Fee
$50 non-refundable application fee; GAA is free; fee waiver available for need
Transfer Definition
Students who have earned college course credit after completion of high school.
Transfer Financial Aid
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Transfer Center
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Transfer Admissions
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Percent of Accepted Transfer Students
71% of transfer applicants were admitted across three programs. Avg GPA for admitted transfers was 3.1027.
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Maximum Transfer Credits
90.0
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Minimum GPA
2.0
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Campus Service and Engagement
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Disability Services
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Offers Credits for Prior Learning
Weekend/Evening Courses Available
Online Degree Options Available
Summer Courses Available
Flexible Degree Options
Concurrent Enrollment
High School Dual Enrollment
Guaranteed Admissions
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Reverse Transfer
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Military Friendly
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Yellow Ribbon Program
Credit for Military Experience
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Dedicated POC for Military
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Recognized Student Veteran Organization
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SOC Member
GI Bill/Tuition Assistance
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