If you are considering submitting an application to Mary Washington, the application fee costs $50.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.
|Mary Washington 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.6|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||5.83%|
|Mean SAT Score||1175|
|Admissions Test Policy||Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||67%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||14%|
University of Mary Washington offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.
Mark your calendar!
The Early Action deadline is November 15, which is coming up fast! Mary Washington will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 31.
The early decision acceptance rate at Mary Washington is 8%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 75%. Last year, Mary Washington admitted 86 of the 108 students who applied early decison.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Getting into Mary Washington is very difficult. Mary Washington evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.
In 2021, Mary Washington accepted 75% of all applicants, around 4,543 of the 6,018 students who applied.
Schools that are very difficult to get into, like Mary Washington, accept fewer than 60% of all applicants. At least 50% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT and over 26 on the ACT.
It is very difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
In 2021, Mary Washington waitlisted 260 students. Of those, 54 eventually got in.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
To apply, all applicants to Mary Washington must submit the following items. Double check with Mary Washington's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Mary Washington have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.
Out of all students that were admitted, 27.59% submitted a class rank. At Mary Washington 5.83% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school and 78.88% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At University of Mary Washington, student GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||19.15%|
|3.50 and 3.74||16.73%|
|3.25 and 3.49||16.36%|
|3.00 and 3.24||11.88%|
|2.50 and 2.9||8.12%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0.12%|
Mary Washington does consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
Mary Washington has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 67% of Mary Washington's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 14% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Mary Washington applicants, you should strive to earn between 1090 and 1260 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Mary Washington 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1260 and 25% of scored lower than 1090, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Mary Washington student is 1175.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Mary Washington students scored 610 or higher and 75% of students scored 560 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Mary Washington students scored 660 or higher, and 75% scored a 560 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Mary Washington, you should strive to earn between 23 and 30 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 30 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Mary Washington's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 30, and three out of four students scored lower than 30 on the ACT.
A 23 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Mary Washington students. Only one out of every four students scored below 23.
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For transfer students, it is very difficult to get admitted to Mary Washington. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Mary Washington during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Mary Washington?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Mary Washington.
Does Mary Washington accept transfer credits?
Mary Washington accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Mary Washington accepts:
Does Mary Washington accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Mary Washington accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Mary Washington?
No, Mary Washington is test optional, so you can make the call if you want to to include your standardized test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you may want not want to include them in your application..
What is Mary Washington's acceptance rate?
Mary Washington's acceptance rate is 75%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Mary Washington?
Mary Washington's early decision acceptance rate was 8% in 2021.
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How hard is it to get into Mary Washington? Mary Washington is a very selective institution. The Mary Washington acceptance rate is 75%. This means that the institution accepts 75 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Mary Washington is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Mary Washington is 26. Students with an ACT score of 30 and above have a good chance of getting into Mary Washington. Students with an ACT score that falls between 23 and 30 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 23 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1260 and Above
1090 to 1260
1090 and Less
The median SAT score for Mary Washington students is 1175. Applicants with SAT scores of 1260 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Mary Washington, while applicants with SAT scores between 1090 to 1260 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1090 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Mary Washington.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Mary Washington, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.64. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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