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| Perhaps my fondest memory was finally going to a party after about a 2 months of sitting in and doing nothing on weekends and it getting busted by the police at 10:15 pm.|
There is literally nothing to do at this school on weekends. You go to class, you study, that's it. My tour guide was full of it and made this school out to be fun. Now I realize they just sold me.Most freshman transfer out after they waste a semester here and the class size shrinks noticeably. After having gone through multiple tours with the school since I was on the fence after reading all of these reviews, I can safely say 90% of what the tour guides say are complete BS. Do not come here.
|Nov 29 2013|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2017 |
| I read all these reviews before making the decision to come here and I told myself after reading all of the negative reviews "hey, it can't be THAT bad." or "I'm a pretty social guy, I can manage." or "It's COLLEGE, it has to be fun, there has to be things to do, there has to be parties." or "The students can't be THAT fake there." etc|
Boy was I wrong. This school is like the Anti-College. I swear to god my HS was more college like than this school.
I should have listened to the complaints that I had read here posted every year.WELL, I'll be transffering out...just like every other person who goes here hahah
|Nov 28 2013|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2017 |
| I'll make this as simple as possible: Only chose to attend Mary Washington if you hate yourself.|
Never have I ever been so disappointed with myself after choosing this school. during my tour and visit to the campus, it seemed very pretty and my tour guide raved about how nice everyone was and how much fun everyone has. That was a crock of bull crap. I was always a social butterfly in high school and absolutely loved talking to new people and making friends. Here, I have tried countless times to reach out and meet new people, but am constantly given dirty looks and ignored. People here are ruder than I have ever experienced in my life, and that is saying a lot considering I grew up in New Jersey and have lived in New York.
To be successful and have friends at this school, you have to be on a sports team or in one of the "fraternities." I put that in quotations because they're not even legitimate greek life; they are underground because they are not allowed to be associated with the school. This campus is nothing but sports cliques and fake frat brothers who never let anyone else into their parties or give anyone else the time of day. My friends and I have been denied every single time going out simply because we were either not on a sports team or because we are freshmen. I honestly felt like I was back in high school. This is the reason basically everyone goes home on the weekend. Being back with mom and dad is ten times better than being stuck on a dry campus studying for tests every weekend.
Now academics: I could almost handle this school without the social aspect if there were good academics and programs, but there are not. I am a biology major and I am being forced to take classes such as art appreciation and music theory... How those classes will help me with becoming a nurse is beyond me. Every school has gen ed requirements, but being at a liberal arts school, you must waste money studying a variety of other subjects that don't correlate with your major. The teacher's also assign much unnecessary busy work that keeps you from studying for tests the way that works for you.
I have had one goal since I began attending Mary Washington, and that is to at least save one person the pain of going through a semester/year at this institution. I want to warn new students about this place because I wish someone had done that for me. Take it from someone who has gone through it and tried her best to embrace it, and STILL failed. UMW is most likely not the school for you.
|Nov 04 2013|| Male --
Class 2000 |