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University of Mary Washington Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about University of Mary Washington, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is University of Mary Washington Ranked?

2020 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

University of Mary Washington was awarded 76 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is geography and cartography.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked UMW as #396 out of 1,727 colleges and universities in the country on its 2020 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when UMW held the #414 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

UMW also holds the #13 spot on the Best Colleges in Virginia ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UMW?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at University of Mary Washington is 73%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that UMW is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 73% of students accepted to UMW submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 650. Math scores were between 530 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Mary Washington  ( 550 to 650 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Mary Washington  ( 530 to 610 )
UMW received ACT scores from 26% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Mary Washington  ( 22 to 27 )

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University of Mary Washington Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1, University of Mary Washington is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Mary Washington is 63%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  63 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Mary Washington

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 84% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like University of Mary Washington enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  84 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At UMW the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 59%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  59 out of 100

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Average Overall Diversity at UMW

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,398 undergraduates at UMW with 3,905 being full-time and 493 being part-time.

UMW Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

UMW scored 40.36 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  40.36 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Mary Washington Cost?

The overall average net price of UMW is $21,227. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UMW

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$11,478 $14,508 $20,174 $24,748 $25,134

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UMW, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UMW, approximately 50% of students took out student loans averaging $8,441 a year. That adds up to $33,764 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UMW is 1.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do UMW Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from UMW with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $51,400 in their early years. This is good news for future UMW graduates since it is 26% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.


See which majors at University of Mary Washington make the most money.

Location of University of Mary Washington

University of Mary Washington is a public institution situated in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Fredericksburg is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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Location of University of Mary Washington

Contact details for UMW are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1301 College Ave, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-5300
Phone: 540-654-1000

University of Mary Washington Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 29 majors graduated from University of Mary Washington. Of these students, 1,001 received undergraduate degrees and 161 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 156 $42,500
Liberal Arts General Studies 115 $31,100
General English Literature 99 $23,900
General Psychology 94 $28,000
General Biology 79 $27,800
Computer Information Systems 51 $63,700
Sociology 38 $33,700
History 36 $20,800
Political Science & Government 35 $32,900
Nursing 29 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Mary Washington along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UMW

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 490 students took at least one online class at University of Mary Washington. This is an increase from the 457 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 490 114
2016-2017 457 70
2015-2016 306 17
2014-2015 313 48
2013-2014 186 5

Learn more about online learning at University of Mary Washington.

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