University of Mary Washington (Mary Washington College)

Your Opinion: Is this School Hard to Get Into?
17 7
Quick Degree Finder is an advertising-supported site. Featured or trusted partner programs and all school search, finder, or match results are for schools that compensate us. This compensation does not influence our school rankings, resource guides, or other editorially-independent information published on this site.

University of Mary Washington can be found in Fredericksburg, VA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 4,900 students enrolled each year at Mary Washington College.

Students can submit either the SAT Exam or ACT scores at this school. A score between 1080 - 1280 on the SAT exam, or 23 - 29 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. We were able to estimate the Mary Washington College average GPA (3.28 - 3.57) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 75% of all those students that apply are admitted to University of Mary Washington, from which 20 percent choose to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Mary Washington College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of Mary Washington was reported as 74.7% in Fall 2020 with over 5,940 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • Mary Washington College ACT Scores: 23 - 29
  • Mary Washington College Average GPA: 3.28 - 3.57

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Mary Washington?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to Mary Washington College is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Mary Washington has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 74.4%
  • 2017-2018: 73.5%
  • 2018-2019: 71.8%
  • 2019-2020: 74.7%
  • Projected Mary Washington College Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 68.4%

How Does Mary Washington College Compare?

This School
National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of Mary Washington is thirty-two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Randolph-Macon College70.9%
Marymount University81.0%
Gallaudet University61.2%
Trinity Washington University96.7%
University of Richmond28.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Recommended

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Mary Washington College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading560 - 660
Math520 - 620
Total Score1080 - 1280
ACT®Score Range
English22 - 31
Math20 - 27
Composite Score23 - 29
To learn more about the data and calculations that power this site, please visit our data discussion page.