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University of Mary Washington is a public institution located in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The suburban atmosphere of Fredericksburg makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

114 Graduate Degrees
$36,999 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
75% Acceptance Rate

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University of Mary Washington Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UMW.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#58 Most Popular General Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is 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

How Do I Get Into UMW?

You can apply to UMW online at:

Admission Requirements for UMW

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into UMW?

75% Acceptance Rate
67% Of Accepted Are Women
67% Submit SAT Scores
UMW has an acceptance rate of 75%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 33% of accepted students are men and 67% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 74%, and the acceptance rate for women is 76%.

Average Test Scores

About 67% 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 560 and 660. Math scores were between 530 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Mary Washington  ( 560 to 660 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Mary Washington  ( 530 to 610 )
UMW received ACT scores from 14% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 23 and 32. Math scores were between 21 and 27. Composite scores were between 23 and 30.

ACT English Scores for University of Mary Washington  ( 23 to 32 )
ACT Math Scores for University of Mary Washington  ( 21 to 27 )
ACT Composite Scores for University of Mary Washington  ( 23 to 30 )

Can I Afford University of Mary Washington?

$36,999 Net Price
45% Take Out Loans
2.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UMW is $36,999. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UMW, approximately 45% of students took out student loans averaging $7,826 a year. That adds up to $31,304 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UMW is 2.7%. 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.

University of Mary Washington Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,439 Full-Time Undergraduates
65% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,993 undergraduate students at UMW, with 3,439 being full-time and 554 being part-time.


There are also 300 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,439 full-time undergraduates at UMW, 35% are male and 65% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Mary Washington students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 133
Black or African American 270
Hispanic or Latino 378
White 2,359
International Students 19
Other Races/Ethnicities 280

Geographic Diversity

Virginia students aren't the only ones who study at University of Mary Washington. At this time, 22 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 22 countries are represented at UMW. The most popular countries sending students to the school are United Kingdom, Australia, and China.

Online Learning at University of Mary Washington

1,219 Took All Classes Online
4,159 Took At Least One Class Online
336.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 4,159 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UMW has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of UMW

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Mary Washington was 336.0%. This is the #124 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UMW regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Mary Washington Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
General Education 0 75 75
Elementary Education 0 38 38
Other Special Education & Teaching 1 0 1
TOTAL 1 113 114


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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