Welcome to the University of Mary Washington. Here you will link a deeply held tradition that traces back to the founders of the Republic with the leading edge of pedagogy and research. Study the ideas of Washington and Monroe in the morning, and see them put into practice in the afternoon in Washington, D.C., or the statehouse in Richmond. Participate in an archaeological dig on one of our many active historical sites and then map the findings with the latest GIS techniques.
We combine one of the leading liberal arts colleges in the country with a graduate and professional school that understands education with consequence.
Ranked #4 in our class by U.S. News and World Report and in the top ten nationally in Peace Corps alumni, and with a Pulitzer-prize winning poet on the faculty, UMW is an institution on the move. Our spectacular two campuses – one park-like and intimate, nestled in the picturesque, culturally lively city of Fredericksburg, and the other a sleek, high tech graduate and professional campus in the growing technology corridor of Stafford – offer you the best of all learning environments.
The University of Mary Washington is half way between the nation’s capital and the capital of Virginia, and in a booming economic and entertainment region that is environmentally and historically conscious. There is no other institution like UMW. You are invited to visit and contact us in whatever way you choose – via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, by calling the Admissions Office at (540) 654-2000, or the old fashioned way – through a personal visit.