University of Mary Washington (Mary Washington College)

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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 5,700 students enrolled each year at Mary Washington College.

Students can submit either the SAT Exam or ACT scores at this school. A score between 1500 - 1810 on the SAT exam, or 22 - 26 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 (3.13 - 3.45) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 81% of all those students that apply are admitted to University of Mary Washington, from which 26 percent choose to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Mary Washington College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for University of Mary Washington was reported as 81.0% in Fall 2013 with over 4,500 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 SAT Scores: 1500 - 1810
  • Mary Washington College ACT Scores: 22 - 26
  • Mary Washington College Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.45

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

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of University of Mary Washington is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

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 Mary Washington College has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 81.2%
  • 2010-2011: 74.4%
  • 2011-2012: 75.7%
  • 2012-2013: 76.8%
  • 2013-2014: 81.0%
  • Projected Mary Washington College Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 78.2%

How Does Mary Washington College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of Mary Washington is forty-six percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Randolph-Macon College63.7%
Marymount University82.6%
Corcoran College of Art and Design27.1%
Gallaudet University65.6%
Trinity Washington University52.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • 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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Mary Washington College (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading510 - 620
Math500 - 590
Writing490 - 600
Total Score1500 - 1810
ACT®Score Range
English21 - 27
Math21 - 25
Composite Score22 - 26
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