The University of Mary Washington
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The people I meet (for the most part) are great; I came to this school because it seemed like a very open minded place and I was right. I have never felt judged on this campus and can be myself without any harassment. The LGBT+ community is so great here and people are so supportive of it. The faculty here really does care about their students; they do not put research ahead of their students and they want to them succeed. If you talk to your professors about something you are struggling with, they will take their time to help you.
There has been nothing to do on this campus since forever and nothings changed. For goddsakes they try to even play up "benching" as a cultural thing about UMW. Benching is where you sit on a bench and judge people walking by. Its that boring on campus that thats the fun thing to do. Its sad the school even puts a spin on that!
While its possible to be happy here and there are kids who are happy, I promise you that you'll be much much happier somewhere else and you can meet the same cool/nice people with a school that provides greater opportunities and an actual college experience. I wouldnt even bother applying here honestly.
Very dangerous city. There is a mental hospital 1/4 mile from campus called snowden and mentally ill people escape from there all the time; google this to verify, its happened several times already. Hobos and people begging on campus more often than I'd like. Just today students got an email that a "large black male escaped custody from fredericksburg police" and headed towards campus. Bomb threat at mcdonalds across the street. Shooting at tacobell also across the street. Highschooler falls out 5th floor window of dorm because he was given drugs. Getting robbed on campus, if i recall at knifes pint (google: student robbed on campus walk university of mary washington). Google the girl who was raped in the parking garage. Just google the # of sex offenders in a 1 mile radius....its terrifying.
You can google all of that if you just type in the right key words and add university of mary washington to prove im not lying unlike these BS positive UMW reviews.
Judging from the "take back the night" event sexual assault is very prevalent on this campus even though it is mostly women. I say this based just on the # of girls who had the courage to go up there and speak. The one thing they all had in common was that it sounded like the perpetrator got away every single time. I know a few girls who'd been a victim too. Its awful. The school will tell you to report it to them and that if you call the fred police they'll just direct you to campus police but dont do this, nothing gets done and it is my GUESS to protect the schools image so as not to scare away prospective students and to keep their sexual assault # low. Report it to the actual police and insist that they investigate that way something actually gets done.
Most of the people i know who graduated are unemployed or working minimum wage jobs too. I didnt know liberal arts degrees sucked until i gooogled it.This isn't a school, its a business and they sell themselves out to be something they are not. I would never ever come here had I known what i know now nor can i recommend this school to anyone.
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