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The Blue & Gray Press | December 11, 2018

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Gender imbalance of admission statistics

November 2, 2017 |


Senior Writer

The gender imbalance at the University of Mary Washington has been a known figure since the college transitioned to a coed study body in 1972. This consistent numeral has earned UMW the name, “the University of Mostly Women.” In 2015, the incoming freshman class was 65 percent female, some students emphatically promote this data as a proud badge to wear while others are neutral in response to these numbers.Read More

UMW on of top 25 universities for four-year graduation rates

March 26, 2015 |


The University of Mary Washington was ranked 18th in the top 25 public colleges from which students graduate within a four-year period by a recent Money Magazine study conducted through the U.S. Department of Education.Read More

Honor code essay cut from application process

September 10, 2014 |


Each student admitted to the University of Mary Washington since the mid-90’s has had to ponder the importance of the honor code while applying to the school – until the class of 2018.Read More

Assistant provost named: Kimberley Buster-Williams joins UMW staff

April 24, 2014 |

The University of Mary Washington named Kimberley Buster-Williams as the new associate provost for enrollment management. Buster-Williams previously served as the associate vice president for enrollment management at Northern Illinois University and has almost 20 years of experience working higher education admissions.
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Admission rates reach over 80 percent as competition grows

October 30, 2013 |

Admission rates for the current academic year were higher than 2012-13. Last years numbers were at 77 percent for in-state students and 80 percent for out-of-state students. The University of Mary Washington admitted 81 percent of in-state students and 82 percent of out-of-state students for the 2013-14 academic year, according to Forbes.
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Office Pairing Hopes to Attract Students

September 6, 2012 |


The admissions office will be paired with the financial aid office this year in an effort to draw in more out-of-state and international applicants.

Interim Provost Ian Newbould noticed that, as in many higher education institutions, neither … Read More

Admissions Seeks Well-Rounded Students, Despite Lower GPAs

October 6, 2010 |


Staff Writer

For prospective University of Mary Washington students, acceptance letters may be easier to obtain than in years past.

The September Board of Visitors meeting agenda indicated that this year’s freshman class had an average high … Read More

College Struggles to Attract Minorities

October 9, 2008 |


Numbers this year were once again low for minority enrollments at the University of Mary Washington.

While there has been a slow rise over the last five years, no single minority group has had an enrollment this year … Read More

Standards Decrease for UMW

October 2, 2008 |


Eight years ago, Mary Washington College accepted 55 percent of the students who applied for admission to the school.

This year, the acceptance rate, which has been steadily rising since the year 2000, topped the 70 percent … Read More