University Of Mary Washington

University Of Mary Washington

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.

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University of Mary Washington
1301 College Ave
Fredericksburg , VA 22401-5300
General Phone: (540) 654-1000

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University of Mary Washington Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts532American studies, foreign language and literature, Classical languages, English, liberal arts and sciences, liberal arts and humanities, historic preservation and conservation, interdisciplinary studies, anthropology, ...
Business and Management222business management, purchasing and contract management, operations management, business administration
Education and Teaching161education, educational administration, gifted and talended education, elementary school teaching, trade and industrial teaching, ESL instruction
Science119biology, chemistry, physics, physical science courses
Therapy and Counseling82psychology
Fine Arts42art history and criticism, fine arts studies
Computer Science and Engineering19computer and info science
Religion and Philosophy15philosophy, religion, philosophy and religious studies
Art Studies13visual and performing arts

Number of programs and degrees for University of Mary Washington in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,01130
Master's degree2103
Post-master's certificate21
Postbaccalaureate certificate146
Award of less than 1 academic year11

University of Mary Washington Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of Mary Washington had a total enrollment of 5,001 students (4,511 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 35%
Women 65%
Full-Time 92%
Part-Time 8%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 81%
Graduate 19%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 68%
Black 5%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 4%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 18%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 34%
20-21 32%
22-24 11%
25-29 6%
30-34 4%
35-39 4%
40-49 6%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Jersey4%
New York4%

University of Mary Washington Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 87 %
Part-Time 68 %

University of Mary Washington Room and Board (2007)

University of Mary Washington offers campus housing for 2,459 of its 4,511 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Fredericksburg, Virginia for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Virginia Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

University of Mary Washington Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal560660
SAT Math550630
SAT Writing550640
ACT Verbal2329
ACT Math2126
ACT Composite2327

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT93%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT24%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended
Other Standardized Testsnot required

University of Mary Washington Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,774
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 17,942
Room and board $ 7,040
Room charge $ 4,168
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,112
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 2,786

Financial Aid:
University of Mary Washington participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 374600)

University of Mary Washington Faculty

University of Mary Washington has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*2*
Associate professorcalendar year5$84,0479$67,407
Assistant professorcalendar year2*6$69,886
Instructorcalendar year0*3$62,061
All faculty totalcalendar year8$83,36520$71,210

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year39$85,75325$78,181
Associate professoracademic year34$65,82430$68,204
Assistant professoracademic year39$54,42632$51,181
Instructoracademic year3$45,1672*
Lectureracademic year9$55,1525$60,046
All faculty totalacademic year124$67,23394$64,183

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

University of Mary Washington Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Capital Athletic Conference
Baseball Capital Athletic Conference
Track Capital Athletic Conference

University of Mary Washington Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Operations Management and Supervision
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Historic Preservation and Conservation
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General

Mathematics, General

Music, General

Religion And Philosophy
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physical Sciences, Other
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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