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Mary Washington College

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1908
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 4,183
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: N/A
Admissions Address

1301 College Avenue
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Website

http://www.umw.edu

Admissions E-mail

admit@umw.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.7
Send application by: February 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Dr. Martin Wilder
Admissions office telephone: (540) 654-2000
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: February 1
Decision sent by: April 1
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: January 15
 
Decision sent by: April 1
Application fee: $40
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
https://www.applyweb.com/apply/umw Tuition deposit: $250 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: $250 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Lab 3 4
Foreign language 0 4
Social studies 2 2
History 2 2
Academic electives 0 0
Total academic units 14 20

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: February 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: February 1
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: N/A
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 70%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 44%
Total applicants: 4,287
Total acceptances: 2,999
Total freshman enrollment: 935
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 31%
ale applicants: 1,344
Male acceptances: 963
Male freshman enrollment: 307
 
Female applicants: 2,943
Female acceptances: 2,036
Female freshman enrollment: 628
Out-of-state freshmen: 32%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 786
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 195
Students enrolled from waiting list: 107

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 38%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 74%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 96%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 58%
Average high school GPA: 3.7
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 98%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 97%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 580 – 670
Math: 560 – 640
Combined: 1140 – 1310

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 17.0% 7.0%
600-699 53.0% 48.0%
500-599 28.0% 41.0%
400-499 2.0% 4.0%
300-399 N/A N/A
200-299 N/A N/A

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 8%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 25 – 30
Math: 23 – 27
Composite: 25 – 29

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 N/A N/A N/A
24-29 N/A N/A N/A
18-23 N/A N/A N/A
12-17 N/A N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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