|Students who got into UMW say:|
Essay (11) |
I worked hard in high school and kept my GPA and involvement high. However, UMW is no Ivy League. If you are a competitive student you should have no problem gaining admission at the University of Mary Washington. In fact, even if your GPA dipped to the 3.0 area through high school, UMW recently lowered admissions standards to increase the size of the student population, so you may be in luck.
| History/Histories (art history/etc.)|
| Jan 01 2012 |
Well I had a high GPA in high school and was very involved with lots of clubs. I would recommend getting great recommendations. I don't think the SATS matter so much, they are just so high because a lot of the students are rejected from The College of William and Mary, and The University of Virginia. I know some students that got reject from JMU and VT but still got into UMW, which can bring up from controversy.
| Business - Management and Administration|
| Aug 31 2011 | I was worried about my SAT scores because they were not as high as the average Mary Washington student. The admissions office did not just look at my SAT scores and throw away my application but considered my grades in high school too. They do a great job at looking at the whole student not just the numbers. Had a 3.3 gpa, but with a extremely positive trend (2.2 in freshman and 4.2 in senior).
Had about above average SAT scores (1330 w/o writing).
I think my essay was good but nothing spectacular.
I don't know about my recommendation but I imagine it was good, though not raving.
I mentioned a few clubs that I was involved in, though I had no leadership roles.
Overall this is not a hard school to get into. It seems to be either a safety school, not a dream school.