University of Mary Washington

Location
Fredericksburg, VA
Student Size
4,293
College Type
Public University
Acceptance Rate
75%
Student To Faculty Ratio
13:1

About Our College

The University of Mary Washington (UMW) is a public university in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Founded in 1908 as the Fredericksburg Teachers College, the institution was named Mary Washington College in 1938 after Mary Ball Washington, mother of the first president of the United States, George Washington. The General Assembly of Virginia changed the college's name to the University of Mary Washington in 2004 to reflect the addition of graduate and professional programs to the central undergraduate curriculum, as well as the establishment of more than one campus.

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