The First-Year Class
The entering class profile is intended to provide a general picture of the students admitted and enrolled by UMW in the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science degree program for the fall of 2022. Any statistical portrait is limited in describing the full range of individual differences among students who the University enrolls. UMW does not admit students by any rigid formula, and we seek to enroll a diverse and well-rounded student body.
The Admissions Committee reviews each candidate’s file individually, giving careful consideration to all aspects of the record. The committee places a strong emphasis on the quality of the student’s secondary school curriculum. Successful candidates present records of sound preparation for study in the liberal arts and sciences. Advanced, honors-level, and Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate course work is highly encouraged.
The committee reviewed 4,708 freshman applications for the fall of 2022. The University offered admission to 4,043 candidates, and 752 students enrolled as first-time students.
The University of Mary Washington strives to enroll a student body that is culturally and ethnically diverse. In 2022, nearly 37% of the entering students identified themselves as racially or ethnically diverse.
Secondary School Performance
The University of Mary Washington views each freshman candidate’s academic achievement in the context of his or her particular high school. When evaluating high-school performance, we consider the course offerings and academic character of each secondary school. Applicants admitted to UMW have excelled in strong study programs, typically including Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, or similar honors-level and advanced classes. Although there is much variation among high schools, the grade-point average is one important descriptor of the freshman class’s academic quality.
In the information below, the “Middle 50%” indicates the range into which fell the middle one-half of the GPA, SAT, and ACT scores. Therefore, 25% were above this range while 25% were below the range.
|FIRST-YEAR STUDENT PROFILE (MIDDLE 50%)||ADMITTED APPLICANTS||ENROLLED FRESHMAN|
UMW is test optional, and applicants are not required to provide standardized test scores for admission consideration. Among our enrolling students in 2022, 65% enrolled without SAT or ACT scores. Additionally, UMW automatically considers students admitted under the test optional policy for renewable Curriculum Scholarships.
The 2022 first-years came from 9 countries and 20 states and the District of Columbia, with the majority coming from Virginia, Florida, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, North Carolina, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and South Carolina.