Mary Washington is on a 234-acre campus in the small town setting of Fredericksburg, Virginia, not far from Richmond; Washington and D.C..
Mary Washington has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Mary Washington does not have fraternities or sororities.
Mary Washington has the Class Council. In fact, more students participate in the Class Council than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Mary Washington include Campus Programming Board, Community Outreach and Participation, Multicultural Leadership Council and UMW Votes.
Mary Washington students' favorite campus events are Club Carnival, Devil Goat Day and Multicultural Fair.
This table offers information on housing at Mary Washington.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for sophomore|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||53%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||2,330|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||1,960|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||47%|
Mary Washington offers on-campus housing. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
The majority of Mary Washington students live on campus. In 2022, 53% of undergrads at Mary Washington lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 47% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Mary Washington. There are 2,330 spots available in on-campus housing for all 3,660 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 1,960 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 60% students stay on-campus. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.
Mary Washington offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At Mary Washington there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Mary Washington:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Golf||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Lacrosse||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Swimming And Diving||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Crew||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Rugby||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
University of Mary Washington is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Mary Washington campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.
Mary Washington offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.
Additionally, Mary Washington has self-defense and safety classes. Guardian App.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Mary Washington, take Interstate 95 to Fredericksburg, VA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Reagan National airport.
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