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Mary Wash was the kind of school I

Oct 29 2014Geography and Geosciences
Mary Wash was the kind of school I had been looking for: small, open-minded, friendly and the chance to join clubs that interest me. A lot of people say there is nothing to do here, while that might be true in terms of what the school provides, that is not true with the clubs on campus. There are over 100 clubs on this campus and they are doing things all the time, you might have to make some effort to find a club you like but it is worth it.

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.

3rd Year Female -- Class 2015
Education Quality: A, University Resource Use: C-

The school seems to spend most of its

Oct 28 2014Sociology
The school seems to spend most of its money to hire professional advertising tp try to make it look like there is stuff to do on campus and that its fun to attract students who dont know better. What you dont know is that most of the advertising is done from like the total of 3 events that happen each year to make it look like there is always something to do. Ive seen a few photos that were photoshopped too like a girl sitting on a chair in a location that doesn't exist (she would have to of been floating in the air given the angle lol). The ad's are very misleading. The school is losing so many students to other schools because people are realizing this school is a sham that I personally think the schools getting desperate as they dont know how to fix the problem. I dont blame them...I mean how exactly do you instill school spirit or provide fun thigns geared towards college students? That's no easy fix so they've resorted to misleading ad's instead.

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.

3rd Year Female -- Class 2018
Useful Schoolwork: D, Faculty Accessibility: F

Bad school for reasons that no longer need

Oct 30 2014Unknown
Bad school for reasons that no longer need to be repeated. I will say though anyone who says there is stuff to do at school or that theres school spirit is full of it. Visit the school on a weekend, find it peculiar no ones outside and its a ghost town? everyone goes home. Clubs suck because most dont meet or dont meet regularly.

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.

Male -- Class 2000
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