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The University of Mary Washington

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA+ Faculty AccessibilityA+
Useful SchoolworkA Excess CompetitionA
Academic SuccessA+ Creativity/ InnovationA+
Individual ValueA+ University Resource UseA+
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA+ FriendlinessA+
Campus MaintenanceA+ Social LifeB+
Surrounding CityA- Extra CurricularsB+
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

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He rated most things higher than other students did.
Date: Apr 21 2010
Major: Unknown (This Major's Salary over time)
Mary Washington is one of the most unrecognized schools in the country and thankfully remains unpretentious about it. With academics that rival our former sister school, UVA, our professors are some of the top in their field - incredible considering our size and price. A few ex's: We have the VA poet laureate as a member of English faculty, as a philosophy major I have been able to study Postmodernism as a Junior (course work usually reserved for graduates even in the Ivy Leagues) with a professor who studied in France at it's inception (for those of you unfamiliar - the place of it's inception) and my Arabic professor is the director of the language program at the Mid-East Studies institute in D.C. and has taught at Harvard and G-town. While some may berate our university for lack of social life (note EVERY negative review of the school on this website) one quickly realizes that after freshman year - you won't have time to be partying every night and simultaneously meet academic standards. For that reason it may be fair to say that if you are interested in partying for the next four years or fading into the background and becoming one of the living dead behind countless scantrons marked by graduate teaching assistants, by all means withhold your application - but if you are interested in EARNING a degree from a distinguished faculty who will push you and who are willing to sacrifice their own academic endeavors to help you, all for one of the lowest prices in the country - get on your computer and apply.

I'll note one final thing about the negativity spewing from the opposite end of the spectrum on this website - many people that apply to Mary Washington don't really understand what a small school is. We have an undergraduate pop. of about 4,500 - you will get to know everyone and whoever these snooty and cliquey people are we keep hearing about don't/won't last long in an environment like this. It eventually comes back to bite them in the ass - but none of reviewers seemed to stick around long enough to see it. The people here are incredibly friendly, open and outgoing - and I'm not exactly what you would call conservative. Indeed - campus walk can sometimes be overwhelming with people greeting you all over the place.

To wrap up - if you are a self-motivated person interested in taking advantage of one of the best academic programs in the country but don't want to be in debt for it for the next quarter of your life - I highly suggest submitting an application. This school is big enough to find whatever kind of friends you want if you take the time, but small enough to have regular lunch dates with your professors - doesn't get much better in my mind.

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