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Date: Mar 14 2010
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UMW has good things, and of course bad things.

Good things:

1) From a purely academic standpoint, UMW is considered the third best school in Virginia, behind UVa and W&M (sorry JMU and W&L, it's a fact according to ANY ranking profile).

2) Has an excellent reputation in the Washington D.C. area - MANY students go on to work in the State dept. CIA, etc.. This leads me to 3-

3) Employers and recruiters understand that UMW is a legit institution with an excellent presence in the Federal govt (it also helps that A LOT of government officials send their kids to UMW). For this reason alone, your application WILL be reviewed, and not immediately thrown in the trash. As a graduate from UMW with legitimate marks, you WILL be given a certain degree of respect and competitiveness when searching for jobs. DO NOT OVERLOOK THIS FACT!!!!

5) Although not as important, UMW has a truly beautiful campus, rivaled only by UVa (and maybe U of R).

6) UMW is hard. Some may find it frustrating that UMW does not get the national recognition it deserves - UMW is EASILY as academically demanding as UVa or Washington & Lee, yet W&L has more national recognition. However, the bottom line is that to anyone that matters, they understand UMW is absolutely legit.

and the BAD-

1) Parking is horrible here. I mean REALLY horrible.

2) UMW has a bone-head President. THANK GOD she resigned (aka told by BoV to get the hell out!). It is a blessing in disguise.

3) The people are not too diverse. Its a small university so its not an accurate description of the "real-world" I guess, but still you will be surrounded by, for the most part, highly intelligent and competitive students. This alone serves as a good buffer to the corporate real world.

responseI don't know where you came up with those figures. UMW is maybe the 5th or 6th best school in Virginia. Keep telling yourself you chose this over Harvard.
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