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    University of Mary Washington



    The University of Mary Washington (UMW) is one of Virginia’s leading public institutions of higher education.  The university combines long-standing traditions with state-of-the-art technological advances to provide one of the best undergraduate liberal arts educations in the nation.


    UMW has been named to The Princeton Review’s 2014 edition of “The Best 378 Colleges.”  The Princeton Review is a New York City-based education services company that annually publishes guidebooks ranking colleges, business and law schools.


    For 2013, UMW is listed among the top 100 producers of minority degrees by the publication Diverse:  Issues In Higher Education.  The special report lists higher education institutions whose commitment to diversity translates into measurable results from their graduation numbers.  The University is listed among the top 100 producers of minority degrees for 2013 by the publication Diverse: Issues In Higher Education.  It ranked eighth for Hispanic graduates with master’s degrees in management information systems, 24th for African American graduates with master’s degrees in management information systems and 23rd for all minority groups in the master’s degrees in management information systems category.  UMW also was ranked in the top 100 for African American graduates with bachelor’s degrees in interdisciplinary studies.


    In recent years, UMW has seen its academics garner national recognition in other selective guidebooks, including the 2012 Fiske Guide to Colleges  The university has also been recognized in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine, U.S. News and World Report, Peterson’s Competitive Colleges and Baron’s Profiles of American Colleges.  In the annual list of “America’s Best Colleges,” the University of Mary Washington ranked 55th in 2011 out of 100 institutions that Forbes deems “The Top 100 Best Buy Colleges.”  Overall, UMW is ranked 291 out of 650 undergraduate institutions that the magazine considers the nation’s best.

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    With a total enrollment of nearly 5,000 students, UMW offers a supportive campus community and provides a rich array of research, internship, leadership and recreational opportunities that help students develop real-world skills.


    Founded in 1908, its beautiful residential campus in the City of Fredericksburg houses the traditional undergraduate program, as well as the new Eagle Village, a pedestrian-friendly residential and retail mixed-use village for city residents, students and faculty to shop, live and work.   UMW’s Center for Economic Development is also located at Eagle Village.



    The Fredericksburg campus offers the following degree programs: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Liberal Studies and Master of Science in Elementary Education.  The Stafford campus offers the following degree programs:  Bachelor of Professional Studies, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Science in Management Information Systems and a MBA-MIS dual degree.


    The Stafford Campus, established in 1999, serves working adults who are completing their bachelor’s degree or earning a master’s degree.






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