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#7 Best Public Universities in Virginia

Mary Washington College Admission Requirements

Fredericksburg, Virginia

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Chances of getting into University of Mary Washington

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
75%
Admission Difficulty for University of Mary Washington
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Difficult 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Mary Washington College and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Mary Washington College is 75%.  It ranks #21 in Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. University of Mary Washington is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 4,543 out of 6,018 applicants were admitted.

The school has difficult admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 38 percent (SAT 1090/1270 ACT 23/30). University of Mary Washington typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average weighted GPA around 3.64. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Mary Washington College application fee is $50 and applications are due by Feb 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to University of Mary Washington. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 87% of students submitted SAT scores and 21% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Mary Washington College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1090-1270
Applicants Submitting SAT 
87%
SAT Scores for University of Mary Washington
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1090
SAT Scores for University of Mary Washington
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1270
Average SAT Score 1180

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

University of Mary Washington typically prefers applicants to be in the top 43 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1090 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 1000. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1180 out of 1600. Mary Washington College ranks #9 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.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

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 >85%
1180 to 1270 Avg + 75%-85%
1090 to 1180 Avg - 61%-75%
1000 to 1090 Reach 45%-61%
Less than 1000 Low <45%
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Mary Washington College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
23-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
21%
ACT Scores for University of Mary Washington
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for University of Mary Washington
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 32
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 30
Average ACT Score 26

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 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 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 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #8 in Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. 21 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Mary Washington.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Mary Washington admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
30 and Above Good >86%
26 to 30 Avg + 75%-86%
23 to 26 Avg - 63%-75%
20 to 23 Reach 50%-63%
Less than 20 Low <50%
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Mary Washington College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. Weighted High School GPA 
3.64
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into University of Mary Washington?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Mary Washington College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Mary Washington was 3.64 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #11 in Virginia for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.64 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Mary Washington College accepts 75% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Mary Washington students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 27.64% Good
3.75 to 3.99 19.15% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 16.73% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 16.36% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 11.88% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 8.12% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0.12% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

78.88% 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 5.83%
Top 25% of class 0%
Top 50% of class 79%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of Mary Washington admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,995 2,023 6,018
Accepted 3,036 1,507 4,543
Acceptance Rate 76% 74% 75%
Enrolled 508 267 775
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 18% 17%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Feb 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
0

Applicants have 0 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Feb 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Mary Washington is $50.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Mary Washington and what student information is used for admission decisions?

University of Mary Washington Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
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.

FAQs

Does University of Mary Washington prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into University of Mary Washington?

75% of those who apply are granted admission to Mary Washington College. Admission competition is and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of Mary Washington?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1090 and 1270. 87% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of Mary Washington?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 23 and 30. 21% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.