Fredericksburg, VA
University of Mary Washington


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Recent Reviews

Robert
What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The facilities are in active renovation, but alot has to be done. They spend alot of money renevating the campus, but don't p...

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The facilities are in active renovation, but alot has to be done. They spend alot of money renevating the campus, but don't pay attention as much to the interior of the buildings.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

The internet situation. They do provide free wireless internet, but it is slow and unreliable. However, to upgrade it will cost you $20 extra a semester.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

TIME MANAGEMENT! It is alot of fun. But becareful. The work will pile up and you will be left wondering where all the time went.

Robin
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would definitely tell my high school self that even though you probably know the material being discussed in class, you sho...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would definitely tell my high school self that even though you probably know the material being discussed in class, you should still study. And read. Professors can be rather picky in what they want, but they are willing to help a student who comes with questions and is concerned about doing well in the class. So office hours are your friend. School is not about partying, it's about doing well and securing a degree that will help you get a good job. Remember how much being a cashier sucks, and let that remind you, even if your roommate keeps trying to persuade you to go out and party with her. She'll stop eventually, as long as you don't cave. So stay true to you and work hard to make those dreams come true.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

There really isn't anything that I can think of. Our school is pretty unified and the professors are great. There isn't really even one thing I can pick out that I truly dislike about my school.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Honestly, there's nothing that frustrating here than there would be in any other schools. Sometimes the internet is slow and the bookstore doesn't have the books that I need in stock, but those problems are rectified as soon as possible.

Charnele
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best known for its educational opportunities.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best known for its educational opportunities.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst thing about the school i attend is that it is not enough diversity of cultures. The majority race is White American.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would encourage myself to take more college credit courses because I could use them as transfer credits. This would also help me adjust to the college course load, and help save money.

Clare
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The University of Mary Washington is very well known for their historic preservation courses and majors. It is also strong in...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The University of Mary Washington is very well known for their historic preservation courses and majors. It is also strong in Psychology and Business. The University of Mary Washington is also known for having many more female students than male students attending.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

As I reflect on my senior year of high school, I realize that one of my biggest fears about attending college was branching out, leaving home, and taking on bigger and better things. I based my decision of going to the University of Mary Washington based on the fact that it was close and comforting. The best advice that I can give students making the transition from high school to college, is to not be afraid, but to be excited. College is an opportunity to grow as a person and develop interests that will carry you throughout the rest of your life. If you are like I was, and are hesitant to take the next step to adulthood, do not base your college decision on relativity to home and comfort, but instead choose a school that intrigues you, inspires you, and challenges you. If your University encompasses all of these aspects, it is time to take advantage of your opportunities and use each day to learn something new.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

When I talk to my friends about the University of Mary Washington, I tend to brag the most about the appearance of the campus. It is very beautiful, with old red brick buildings, large white columns, and towering trees. I also brag to my friends about the friendliness of professors and students on campus.

Angela
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are young but nice.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are young but nice.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

I can't think of anything bad to say about my school.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When I was in high school, I knew that I loved numbers. My mom and guidance counselor encouraged me to go for accounting. Once I got to college and into the upper-level accounting courses, I realized that I didn't like it at all. It was then that I realized that I should have not been so dead-set on one major. Rather, I should have explored other options. The reason is that I've come to realize that if you're going to be working for 30+ years, then you need to like or better yet, love what you're doing! Also, I would have told myself to finish preferably before having children. I now know how hard it is to work full-time, go to school half-time, and take care of a 5 year old boy! It will be worth it in the end, and I don't regret anything, but it would have been much easier on myself to finish school. I am going for Computer Science and Mathematics now, which was similar to what I was good at in high school and will guarantee me a successful career and life!

G.
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

As a college junior, if I could go back in time to my high school years, I would not worry so much about living in a dorm bec...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

As a college junior, if I could go back in time to my high school years, I would not worry so much about living in a dorm because that's where I've met so many of my really good friends. I would take more classes outside of my comfort zone, like computer science, and read more for fun. I would be more open to a more diverse student body, and I would have tried to learn more rather than just get good grades. College for me has been all that I had hoped plus more.

What kind of person should attend this school?

open-minded, someone who likes small classes and is not interested in varsity football or basketball. You get a great education for an amazing monetary value.

Phyllis
What kind of person should not attend this school?

People who like a big school with a lot of students. People who dont like to go outside and look at the beautiful campus.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself to study harder in my AP classes so I could get those extra credits and be able to register early for classes. I would tell myself to stay organized because I definitely need to get that back. I would tell myself to apply for colleges and scholarships at the beginning of the year so i would not worry about where my funding is coming from and if I have any at all. I would tell myself to have all the fun I can because in college for me, it's study,study,study. I would have also told myself to take summer classes so i can graduate early.

Christian
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The Professionalism and Compassion the Staff have for their students and their educational experiece, as well as the students...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The Professionalism and Compassion the Staff have for their students and their educational experiece, as well as the students themselves promoting and mantaining a friendly, competitive, close academic and social atmosphere.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Simply to finish off High School as strongly as possible, and prepare to enter college life confidently, with a strong work ethic, an open mind and a warm heart.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone looking for a personal, rich and well developed educational experience at an enjoyable and fulfilling rate without the mass-productive sense of teaching students common to large schools.

Briana
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Mary washington is a lovely campus full of great professors that are almost always easy to access and even after I have finis...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Mary washington is a lovely campus full of great professors that are almost always easy to access and even after I have finished with a course, the past professors like to keep in touch and try to be available whenever I need help.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst thing about my school would be since we are are a division three school and we don't have a football team, the school spirit is rather lacking at times.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Start keeping a good schedule. Good time management is the best way not to fall behind in your work and studies at college. In high school the teachers remind when assignments are due, however in college, if they even say anything, the professors won?t tell you until maybe the day before. Another bit of advice is to find people in your class to study with. More often than not, they have thoughts and notes on the class that you might have over looked. Be sure when you move onto campus to keep an open mind. College is a lot bigger than high school and has a greater diversity. If you try not to be overly judgmental of different backgrounds and personalities, you stand a better chance of broadening your perspectives and not fighting with your roommate.

Rediet
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

not too big,not to small, it's just right.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

not too big,not to small, it's just right.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Learn what enviroment goes well with you and don't get caught up with parties because it will always be there unlike that class you fail. Another thing I would advise myself to do is to pick classes late in the day rather than early in the morning.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I had known that the school has very high expectations when it came to academics because it's very hard.

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