University of Mary Washington

Key majors offered
Business Administration
Geospatial Analysis
Business Administration
Computer Science
Housing Location Type Offers Scholarships Student Population Offers CLA
Available for Undergraduate and Graduate Suburban Yes 4550 (Total) Yes
Degrees Offered Public/Private Institution Type Student Body
Bachelor, Master Public Master: Colleges and Universities Co-educational

Yearly Costs / ELS Level

Living Expenses
Degree Tuition Fees Housing ** Meals OtherExpenses I 20/Visa* (Total Required Funds) ELS
Bachelor $$$ $$ $ $ $$$$ 112
Master $$$ $$ $ $$$ 112
 I-20/Visa costs include Tuition, Housing, Meals and all other fees in USD
Housing cost may include meals and other expenses to equal Living Expenses


The University of Mary Washington is located midway between the nation's capital, Washington, D.C. and the state capital, Richmond, Va. It is in a booming economic and culturally-rich region of the country that is environmentally and historically conscious. Its spectacular park-like and intimate campus of about 5000 students is nestled in the picturesque city of Fredericksburg. A public Arts and Sciences institution, UMW attracts intellectually curious Undergraduate and Graduate students in search of rigorous academics. UMW regularly achieves national recognition in numerous selective guidebooks. UMW offers more than 60 Majors and Minors and it has Fulbright scholars on the faculty. Students here meet in small classes and have the opportunity to interact with their professors. If the student wants to intern in Washington, D.C., play on an athletic team, engage in a research project or volunteer in the community, University of Mary Washington is the place for the student. More than 90% of freshmen live on campus in one of 17 residence halls or apartment complexes. There's always an array of concerts, movies and multicultural events. Graduate study at UMW features a strong emphasis on faculty mentoring and a commitment to teaching excellence. Graduate courses combine a focus on the literature of the discipline with research opportunities or practical training experiences. Small, interactive courses featuring real-world experiences are the hallmarks of our Graduate programs. Students may pursue the MBA or MSGA programs on a full-time or part-time basis. UMW also offers a Graduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language. Average Low Temperature (winter): 39°F/4°C Average High Temperature (summer): 75°F/24°C


Most students enrolled in the BA/BS degree program on the Fredericksburg campus live in the University's various residence halls and apartments. The University, through the Office of Residence Life works to create among its residential students positive learning communities that facilitate student education within the residence halls as well as support the academic mission of the University. Within this, the acceptance of personal and collective responsibility is essential, as is helping students understand how their actions impact those around them. In addition, Residence Life staff work to help students gain a greater awareness of their responsibilities to their communities.

Student life

There are more than 120 clubs and organizations at Mary Washington's Undergraduate campus in Fredericksburg; spanning educational, social, cultural, religious, recreational, political and community service interests. Also, a hub on campus is the Multicultural Center.