The University of Mary Washington celebrated its centennial during the 2007-08 academic year. Founded in 1908, the University is named to honor Mary Washington, famed Fredericksburg resident and mother of George Washington.
The University is within an hourís drive of both Washington, D.C., and Richmond, Va., providing students with unique internships, research excursions, or recreational opportunities. Students also can head west to see Virginiaís Blue Ridge Mountains, or east to visit the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean. In addition, the City of Fredericksburg offers a mix of history, culture, and recreational activities.
There are approximately 4,000 undergraduate students enrolled at the Fredericksburg campus from 41 states and many foreign countries. The students hail from 31 states and 13 foreign countries. Academic Programs
UMW provides a strong undergraduate education grounded in the liberal arts and sciences with more than 40 majors and programs of study. Students may double-major or design their own interdisciplinary major. Many students also conduct independent research, hold internships, and study abroad.
Degree programs offered Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Liberal Studies, Master of Science in Elementary Education, Bachelor of Professional Studies, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Science in Management Information Systems, MBA-MSMIS dual degree.Student Life
There are more than 100 student clubs and organizations oriented around academic themes, the arts, sports and recreation, student government, cultural diversity, and other interests.