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Mary Washington College Admission Requirements

Fredericksburg, Virginia

Chances of getting into University of Mary Washington

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
71.8%
Admission Difficulty for University of Mary Washington
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Mary Washington College and can I get accepted? The school has a 72% acceptance rate ranking it #26 in Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 4,240 out of 5,909 applicants were admitted making Mary Washington College a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 44 percent. University of Mary Washington typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Mary Washington College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1050-1270
Applicants Submitting SAT
87%
SAT Scores for University of Mary Washington
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1050
SAT Scores for University of Mary Washington
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1270
Average SAT Score 1160

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Mary Washington?

University of Mary Washington typically requires applicants to be in the top 51 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1050 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 940. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1160 out of 1600. The school ranks #12 in Virginia for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 87 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Mary Washington admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1270 and Above Good >81%
1160 to 1270 Avg + 72%-81%
1050 to 1160 Avg - 60%-72%
940 to 1050 Reach 47%-60%
Less than 940 Low <47%
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Mary Washington College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
21%
ACT Scores for University of Mary Washington
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for University of Mary Washington
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 29
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 25

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Mary Washington College?

Admission data indicates that Mary Washington College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #12 in Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. 21 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Mary Washington.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Mary Washington admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >83%
25 to 29 Avg + 72%-83%
22 to 25 Avg - 62%-72%
19 to 22 Reach 51%-62%
Less than 19 Low <51%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.51
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into University of Mary Washington. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Mary Washington was 3.51 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #13 in Virginia for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Mary Washington College accepts 72% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Mary Washington students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 32% Good
3.50 to 3.75 22% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 19% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 19% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 9% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

86% of University of Mary Washington freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Mary Washington students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 16%
Top 25% of class 50%
Top 50% of class 86%
Bottom 50% of class 14%
Bottom 25% of class 1%

Admission Statistics

University of Mary Washington admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,944 1,965 5,909
Accepted 2,945 1,295 4,240
Acceptance Rate 75% 66% 72%
Enrolled 630 316 946
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 24% 22%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Feb 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Mary Washington and what considerations affect admission decisions?

University of Mary Washington Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Mary Washington
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=232681 IPEDS survey data for University of Mary Washington.

Frequently Asked Questions

87% of students submit their SAT scores to Mary Washington College. 21% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

72% of those who apply are granted admission to Mary Washington College. Admission competition is low and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1050 and 1270. 87% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 29. 21% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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