The University of Mary Washington
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Can't really add much more to what other people have said about how bad this school is. I guess the only thing that's missing is that its annoying the school is out to make a buck off its students with outrageous meal plan prices that go up every year because the school says they are losing money when they are not. I say they are not (as others have said) because I swear to god like 7/10 students don't finish their meal plan because they BRING so much food to school and you always see girls have an extra +100 meals (roughly $+1000 dollars worth of meals that go to waste) at the end of the semester. Also annoying how the school steals the credit from the hardwork of students by not funding the most of organizations even though they say they do. One of the rugby girls I talked to said they funded personally out of their own pockets 100% of the trip to go to the championships without the help of the school. But the school takes credit for the win.
Some highschooler fell out of the 5th story window of one of the dorms. Kind of says a lot about the safety of the buildings here whether alcohol was involved or not people shouldnt be falling out of buildings.
Also I'd like to point out that the 9/23/14 review from the philosophy major is very telling (easy major btw). According to her post she got a 1260 SAT out of the 2400 scale which is horrible. She couldnt graduate on time (took 5 years). Then she goes on to say UMW isn't a party school and in the very next sentence claims she "partied her ass off." This is UMW's finest; expected with a +80% acceptance rate though.
Also, I just wanted to point out if you pay attention to the ceiling and walls of the buildings (ie: seacobeck and jefferson, etc) there are cracks on the walls because the buildings are falling apart. What do they do? They paint over them so people won't notice but they are noticeable if you pay attention.
Pros: All courses are taught by actual professors. There are NO teacher assistants on campus. Well, there are lab assistants in the science courses, but they assist, never teach exclusively.
Small, friendly, and usually inclusive campus life. Staff all over campus are approachable, and students are usually friendly. Highly recommend making friends with the dining hall card swipers, because if you're a nice person, sometimes they let you in without swiping if you're low on meals.
Technology is being updated and new facilities are being built to keep up with the campus's growth. Administration understands the school is changing. There are three on-campus dining options and some of them have vegan/vegetarian options! PRISM, our LGBT society, is our largest group on campus. It's a very accepting campus about gender and sexuality. Some profs are less accepting than others, but there are plenty that are allies.
Cons: The housing department is nitpicky about charging you for "damages" and doesn't abide by their own rules; I applied to stay in my same room for this year but they moved me anyway due to flimsy reasons.
Administration isn't the best about most things though; they keep giving students a runaround on if credits transfer for certain courses, etc.
Due to the construction of new buildings, if you're coming here anytime between now and 2017, I hope you like construction noise Monday-Saturday, 5AM to 5PM!
Regarding the food: the vegan/vegetarian options are very limited and rather bland. There are healthy eating options on campus but they get boring very quickly. The unhealthy options also get boring very quickly. Eating literally anywhere off campus becomes a joyful experience after a while of blah campus food.There is a party scene, but it's kind of "underground" so you have to try to find it. I'm not a party girl so that's why this is a con to me. Cops always shut parties down early due to neighborhood complaints.
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