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7 things to know about the University of Mary Washington during College Application Week 🎓

UMW is hosting an open house this week — and, to help you make the most of your tour, we’ve got seven things to check out.

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Attention high school students + families: College Application Week is happening this week, and the University of Mary Washington invites you to an open house on Sat., Oct. 29 to explore the public liberal arts and sciences university, just 50 miles north of Richmond on 95.

Here are seven ways to make the most out of your visit to UMW:

  1. Discover what matters to you. When you start classes, you’ll sign up for a first-year seminar in fascinating topics like The Idea of Cool, Leadership and Social Justice, or History that Didn’t Happen.
  2. Chat with faculty and current students about how to choose from 90+ majors, minors, and areas of study offered at UMW.
  3. Engage in the community through volunteer opportunities and service projects.
  4. Find internship opportunities right here in the state capital of Richmond or in the nation’s capital of Washington, D.C. — both an ~1 hour drive away.
  5. Step up your game with 19 NCAA Division III sports, a newly fielded team in esports, 150+ student clubs, and opportunities to perform in music, theatre, and dance.
  6. Ask about study abroad trips led by faculty. UMW is also among the top small schools for alums serving as Peace Corps volunteers.
  7. Don’t miss the chance to explore historic Fredericksburg and UMW’s Historic Preservation program (which makes history itself as one of the few in the nation).
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After graduation, UMW alums pursue graduate school, start their own businesses, or step into their careers, ready for whatever comes next.

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Important deadlines:

  • Apply during College Application Week Oct. 24-28 and you may qualify to apply for free.
  • Apply by Tues., Nov. 1 for early decision.
  • Apply by Tues., Nov. 15 for early action.
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UMW student clubs are a great place to start, with 150+ to choose from, or ways to create your own.

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Bonus: Students who apply to the UMW and complete an interview by Tues., Nov. 15, will earn a one-time Taking Flight scholarship of $1,000-2,000 to start their undergraduate degree.

Consider this a friendly reminder to reserve your spot for Saturday’s open house. 🦅


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