University of Mary Washington

Fredericksburg, VA 22401
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University of Mary Washington is one of the sixteen public 4-year colleges in Virginia. The campus is located in a suburb, in Fredericksburg.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 4,808 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 950 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 798 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 84%). Every year 71% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

University of Mary Washington's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $6,032, and fees were $6,096. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $21,278 and $6,096 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize Suburb
Number of Students4,808
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate84%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 3 19

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1930 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/22/2016 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1080 to 1260
ACT22 to 27
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $50
Graduates $50

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$432/credit
In State Students$432/credit
Out of State Students$1,064/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$555/credit
In State Students$555/credit
Out of State Students$1,071/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $19,440 $19,440 $47,880
ADN 70 $30,240 $30,240 $74,480
BSN 125 $54,000 $54,000 $133,000
FNP 50 $27,750 $27,750 $53,550
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 91% of University of Mary Washington's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 17% $4,359
Other Federal Grant 4% $813
State Grant & Scholarships 26% $4,545
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 79% $3,458
Federal Student Loans 48% $5,390
Private Loans 11% $14,202


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$11,478
$30,001 to $48,000$14,508
$48,001 to $75,000$20,174
$75,001 to $110,000$24,748
Over $110,000$25,134

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Virginia state board of nursing.
University of Mary Washington
1301 College Ave
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

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