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The University of Mary Washington

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityC Faculty AccessibilityA+
Useful SchoolworkB Excess CompetitionC-
Academic SuccessB- Creativity/ InnovationC+
Individual ValueA University Resource UseB+
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA+ FriendlinessB+
Campus MaintenanceC Social LifeF
Surrounding CityF Extra CurricularsF
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Afraid, Approachable, Broken Spirit, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

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Social Life
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She cares more about Extra Curriculars than the average student.
Date: Dec 07 2014
Major: Undecided (This Major's Salary over time)
Okay, so, I only stayed at UMW for one semester, I thought I wanted to go to a small school but this school is just WAY too small. Know what you want. I'm also a really social person who likes to go out and party!

Things I liked at UMW:

  • the professors- willing to help you!! Very passionate and friendly.
  • I love liberal arts and enjoyed my classes
  • the campus is beautiful
  • how the Dean meets up with you if you are having personal problems on campus
  • I've met some friendly people, and supportive friends
  • 140+ clubs
  • the parties are pretty chill or fun- they just don't happen a lot
  • the weather (especially with no AC dorms)
  • the two off-campus fraternities, they're really nice and throw cool parties.
  • you can choose to drink and smoke or not, a variety of people go to UMW.
  • the RAs are chil about visitors. depends who though.
  • Giant Productions is pretty cool and they've gotten Wale, Passion Pit, and Dev.. So concerts have been fun!
  • tuition is cheap for instate tuition
  • the dorms aren't too bad but it depends where you live.
  • Things I disliked at UMW:

  • small classes
  • no Greek life, school spirit
  • everyone goes home on the weekends
  • Fredericksburg sucks. It's so boring and to go to places you need a car.
  • UMW has the Fred which is a busline in Fredericksburg but it's horrible, sketchy, and so slow.
  • 70% girls. Literally no guys.
  • there's this negative and sad feeling to this place
  • I've had people say to me
    if I wasn't on a sports team I'd transfer…
  • the athletic teams; they are really exclusive. had some friends come to a party of theirs and they asked WHY they were there… this is COLLEGE not high school.
  • the gym could be nicer
  • counselors were no help for recommending classes
  • the food gets old but it's not too bad.
  • freshman can't have a car unless it's for work or a medical emergency
  • spring semester class selection is horrible
  • student activities and administration do not throw fun events.
  • no school pride
  • CLASSES ARE HARD. You can't skip and you actually gotta do the work.
  • So those are my reasons why I liked and disliked UMW. If you're not really social or a partier, or if you are super religious, or on a sports team… you'd like this school. This school has 4,500 people and it's not the smallest but I'm ready to go to a bigger university. I would never hate on UMW and its a great college: it's either you love it or hate it.

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