The University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia, recently made the list for Great Value Colleges and the Fiske Guide to Colleges. The university is a strong state supported college with the main campus in Fredericksburg and satellite campuses in Stafford and Dahlgren. It also has added several graduate level programs to the numerous undergraduate programs offered at all campuses.
Formerly Mary Washington College, named for George Washington’s mother and whose family home was nearby, has been a pillar of education in the region and across the state. In the past it was known for education and humanities but has since built state of the art science labs, communications systems, and a GIS lab.
According to a recent article in the Free Lance Star, Mary Washington is “often considered the South’s most reputable public arts and sciences institution. It is ideally located between the thriving metropolitan areas of Richmond and Washington, D.C. and boasts a “real world” orientation that best prepares students for life after graduation. Staff and faculty strive to work closely with students, and the 83 percent freshman retention resoundingly proves that fact. Serious students respond well to the rigorous academics, and 74 percent of entering students graduate within six years. Named after George Washington’s mother and founded in 1908, the university continues to carry on a tradition of civility and academic excellence, made possible by more than 40 majors and programs in the sciences and liberal arts. The university also holds students to high standards of honor with an elected peer council.”
Students at Mary Washington enjoy visiting professors, study abroad opportunities, and a wide variety of liberal arts and science programs of study. There are many clubs and activities as well as a great location for networking with Washington DC, Northern Virginia, and Richmond. It is also conveniently located along the I-95 corridor which makes the campus an easy reach destination. For more information, visit www.umw.edu