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“I

love it.

I would do it

all again.”

David Lunding-Johansson [ A first-team 2013 singles and doubles all-conference choice, David is the eighth UMW player to win Rookie of the Year. ]

Meet… David LundingJohansson After living 19 years in Sweden, David LundingJohansson decided he needed a change. For David, that “change” was 4,100 miles and an ocean away. This 20-year-old Swedish tennis player enrolled at University of Mary Washington in fall 2012. “I love it,” he said. “I would do it all again.” After spending a year with a family in Maine as an exchange student, David was smitten with the prospect of attending college in the United States. Initially, he looked only at universities in Maine. In his search, he met Bowdoin College’s tennis coach, who happened to be an alumnus of Mary Washington. The coach sang UMW’s praises. David visited, met the UMW tennis coach, and toured its world-class tennis facilities. He was hooked. “The idea of combining athletics and academics attracted me,” he said. University of Mary Washington met all of his criteria: in a small city, safe, and with a beautiful campus. Plus, he added, “it’s a bargain.” The school’s proximity to the nation’s capital was a bonus, David said.

[no apologies]

IT’S HOW I

THINK

Meet… Gi Peum “Joy” Lee “If you come to University of Mary Washington, you will never be homesick.” That’s the assessment of Gi Peum “Joy” Lee, a Korean native who is completing her junior year at UMW. The campus community, she said, makes her feel like she is surrounded by family. What’s “really amazing,” according to Joy, is that she is majoring in English literature. Her native language is Korean, but she has become fluent in English. She even won an arts and humanities writing contest and a scholarship for English majors. Her goal is to attend law school in the U.S. and, possibly, concentrate on immigration law. She loves this country, she said, and is determined to stay. Why did she choose UMW? “I fell in love with its size and its people.” Also, Joy added, “the small classes allow you to form good relations with your professors.” Before she enrolled, she worried about fitting in. “During my first week at UMW, all my worries went away,” Joy said. “The people are so friendly.”

Center for International Education

Undergraduate Admissions

The center assists with immigration and admissions services. Staff guide students through the process of obtaining visas and maintaining status. An orientation is held at the beginning of each semester to help ease the transition to studying and living in the U.S. The orientation program covers immigration, academic, financial, and personal matters.

• Selective process that takes into consideration secondary education including level of difficulty of curriculum and performance • Most students accepted have a B average or better in a college-preparatory curriculum • Official transcripts from all secondary and postsecondary schools must be translated into English • Demonstrate English proficiency through one of the following: - SAT composite score: Critical Reading 550-640 and Math 540-620 - ACT composite score 24-27 - TOEFL IBT minimum score of 88 - IELTS total score of 6.5 - ELS Center Certificate of Completion (Level 112 for Academic Purpose) • Common Application • Financial statement of support is required in order to receive an I-20

ELS Language Center The center, located on campus, offers English language learning services and university placement assistance. It has facilities for small classes and training sessions, and computer labs that house a Learning Technology Center. ELS students can live on campus, thereby increasing their opportunities to practice their English skills with native speakers.

Campus Community • Coeducational, public, with students from across the U.S. and more than two dozen foreign countries • 93 percent of freshman undergraduate students live on campus in one of 17 residence halls or apartment complexes • More than 120 clubs and organizations oriented around academics, arts, Division III varsity athletics and campus recreation, student government and honor council, and multicultural events • 22 percent of new students identify themselves as being from racial minority groups

“If you come to

never be homesick.” you will

Gi Peum “Joy” Lee

UMW.EDU

YOURSELF

• Widely publicized in college guidebooks as a “best buy” in higher education • Annual tuition, fees, room and board for 2013-14 is $31,652 • International scholarships available; contact the admissions office for more information

JANUARY

1301 College Avenue Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401 USA Tel: 1-800/468-5614

DISTINGUISH

Costs

DATES TO SUBMIT

Mary Washington,

[a place to]

1

FEBRUARY

1

APPLICATIONS PRIORITY APPLICATION

REGULAR DECISION

Fredericksburg, Va. | umw.edu


FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA offers the best of all worlds – a charming, progressive city, only an

Consider a distinctive, prestigious school in an ideal location.

Sweden

UMW is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

The average class size is 22.

Classes are taught by more than 200 fulltime professors who are masters in their fields; 90 percent have doctorates or other terminal degrees.

Russia

France

Turkey Syria Jordan

China

Afghanistan

Saudi Arabia

Ethiopia Nigeria

UMW offers more than 60 undergraduate majors, programs, and minors.

In addition to rigorous academics, UMW students engage in funded undergraduate research, excellent internship opportunities, and study abroad programs.

Faculty members include a Fulbright scholar and seven of Princeton Review’s Best 300 Professors.

Hong Kong India

Honduras

• South Korea

Burma Thailand

Philippines

Indonesia Peru

Washington, D.C.

Indicates countries represented at UMW by current students.

Recent campus visitors have included: Barack Obama, Anthony Bourdain, Karl Rove, Gym Class Heroes, Taking Back Sunday, Kennan Thompson, Lupe Fiasco, Jimmy Eat World, We the Kings, and Michael Ian Black. Fourteen of UMW’s nearly two dozen varsity teams have been NCAA tournament finalists or semifinalists. Three teams have won national championships.

22:

• East Coast of USA, 87 km south of Washington, D.C. • Suburban community with population close to 350,000 • 176 acres of stately buildings and beautiful woodlands • Named in honor of famous local resident Mary Washington, mother of America’s first president • Modern retail and quaint historic district within walking distance. Train station within walking distance, and three major airports approximately an hour away

• American Studies • Anthropology • Art (Studio Art) • Art History • Biology • Business Administration with emphases in Accounting, Management, Management information systems, and Marketing

• Chemistry • Chemistry (ACS certified degree) • Classical Civilization • Classical Archaeology • Computer Science • Computer Science concentration in Information Systems • Computer Science concentration in GIS • Economics • Education* • English • English with concentration in Creative Writing • Environmental Science - Natural • Environmental Science - Social • Environmental Geology • French • Geography • Geology • German • Historic Preservation • History • Interdisciplinary Science Studies • International Affairs • Latin • Leadership and Management Studies (adult degree completion program only)

AVERAGE CLASS SIZE

• Mathematics • Music • Philosophy • Philosophy concentration in Pre-Law • Physics • Political Science • Psychology • Religion • Sociology

• Spanish • Theatre • Women’s and Gender Studies

CERTIFICATE

• Geographic Information Science

MINORS

• Applied Mathematics • Asian Studies • Biology • Business Administration • Business French • Business German • Business Spanish • Chemistry • Computer Science • Data Sciences • Digital Studies • Economics • Environmental Sustainability • French • German • Linguistics • Mathematics • Middle Eastern Studies • Museum Studies • Musical Theatre • Neuroscience • Physics • Security and Conflict Studies • Social Justice • Urban Studies

SPECIAL MAJORS

Students also have the option to design a special major that combines courses from two or more academic disciplines into a coherent plan of study. Special majors are developed with a faculty advisor and approved by a curriculum committee. Examples of special majors UMW students have developed are Journalism, Digital Media Studies, Italian Studies, Linguistics,

Biochemistry, Communication, Arts Management, and Latin American Studies.

PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS

At UMW, designated faculty advisors assist students with course selection leading to certain career paths or professional schools. Specialized advising is available for the following: • Accounting • Health Sciences • Pre-Medical • Pre-Dentistry • Pre-Veterinary • Pre-Law

COURSES ALSO OFFERED IN: • Arabic • Chinese • Communication • Dance • Greek • Health Education • Italian • Interdisciplinary Studies • Library Science • Military Science • Physical Education

GRADUATE DEGREES

• Master of Education (M.Ed.) Initial Licensure Five-Year Pathway Programs • Master of Education (M.Ed.) Initial Licensure Programs in PostBaccalaureate Pathways • Master of Education (M.Ed.) for Professional Development or Added Endorsement • Master of Business Administration (MBA) • Master of Science in Management Information Systems (MSMIS)

*Undergraduates pursuing education must complete a major, but they can take education courses that count as electives toward the bachelor’s degree and prepare them to meet teaching licensure requirements through five-year undergraduate/graduate programs leading to a master’s degree.

WOMEN

MEN

Basketball

Baseball

Cross country

Basketball

Equestrian

Cross country

Field hockey

Equestrian

Lacrosse

Lacrosse

Soccer

Soccer

Softball

Swimming

Swimming

Tennis

Tennis

Track and field

Track and field Volleyball

Special tracks in pre-med and pre-law, courses in finance, business management, accounting, Arabic, geographic information science and urban planning, Greek, sustainable development, computer science, Chinese, computer information systems, international affairs, English and communications, dance, art and art history, military science, and economics. At UMW, if you don’t see exactly what you want among our 60 majors and minors, you can work with a faculty member and design your own course of study.

ACADEMICS AT UMW

But there is so much more outside the classroom.

The 2013 Fiske Guide to Colleges named UMW one of the 41 “best buys” among American colleges and universities.

Germany Romania

MAJORS

Forbes.com has consistently recognized UMW as one of the USA’s top universities.

THE CAMPUS FACTS:

hour south of Washington, D.C.

At the University of Mary Washington, learning comes first. You will be among 4,500 undergraduates in small, challenging classes taught by top-notch professors.

The University of Mary Washington offers an Honors Program and more than 60 undergraduate majors and minors through the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, and College of Education.

NCAA DIVISION III SPORTS

WORLD READY

What makes the University of Mary Washington distinctive:


FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA offers the best of all worlds – a charming, progressive city, only an

Consider a distinctive, prestigious school in an ideal location.

Sweden

UMW is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

The average class size is 22.

Classes are taught by more than 200 fulltime professors who are masters in their fields; 90 percent have doctorates or other terminal degrees.

Russia

France

Turkey Syria Jordan

China

Afghanistan

Saudi Arabia

Ethiopia Nigeria

UMW offers more than 60 undergraduate majors, programs, and minors.

In addition to rigorous academics, UMW students engage in funded undergraduate research, excellent internship opportunities, and study abroad programs.

Faculty members include a Fulbright scholar and seven of Princeton Review’s Best 300 Professors.

Hong Kong India

Honduras

• South Korea

Burma Thailand

Philippines

Indonesia Peru

Washington, D.C.

Indicates countries represented at UMW by current students.

Recent campus visitors have included: Barack Obama, Anthony Bourdain, Karl Rove, Gym Class Heroes, Taking Back Sunday, Kennan Thompson, Lupe Fiasco, Jimmy Eat World, We the Kings, and Michael Ian Black. Fourteen of UMW’s nearly two dozen varsity teams have been NCAA tournament finalists or semifinalists. Three teams have won national championships.

22:

• East Coast of USA, 87 km south of Washington, D.C. • Suburban community with population close to 350,000 • 176 acres of stately buildings and beautiful woodlands • Named in honor of famous local resident Mary Washington, mother of America’s first president • Modern retail and quaint historic district within walking distance. Train station within walking distance, and three major airports approximately an hour away

• American Studies • Anthropology • Art (Studio Art) • Art History • Biology • Business Administration with emphases in Accounting, Management, Management information systems, and Marketing

• Chemistry • Chemistry (ACS certified degree) • Classical Civilization • Classical Archaeology • Computer Science • Computer Science concentration in Information Systems • Computer Science concentration in GIS • Economics • Education* • English • English with concentration in Creative Writing • Environmental Science - Natural • Environmental Science - Social • Environmental Geology • French • Geography • Geology • German • Historic Preservation • History • Interdisciplinary Science Studies • International Affairs • Latin • Leadership and Management Studies (adult degree completion program only)

AVERAGE CLASS SIZE

• Mathematics • Music • Philosophy • Philosophy concentration in Pre-Law • Physics • Political Science • Psychology • Religion • Sociology

• Spanish • Theatre • Women’s and Gender Studies

CERTIFICATE

• Geographic Information Science

MINORS

• Applied Mathematics • Asian Studies • Biology • Business Administration • Business French • Business German • Business Spanish • Chemistry • Computer Science • Data Sciences • Digital Studies • Economics • Environmental Sustainability • French • German • Linguistics • Mathematics • Middle Eastern Studies • Museum Studies • Musical Theatre • Neuroscience • Physics • Security and Conflict Studies • Social Justice • Urban Studies

SPECIAL MAJORS

Students also have the option to design a special major that combines courses from two or more academic disciplines into a coherent plan of study. Special majors are developed with a faculty advisor and approved by a curriculum committee. Examples of special majors UMW students have developed are Journalism, Digital Media Studies, Italian Studies, Linguistics,

Biochemistry, Communication, Arts Management, and Latin American Studies.

PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS

At UMW, designated faculty advisors assist students with course selection leading to certain career paths or professional schools. Specialized advising is available for the following: • Accounting • Health Sciences • Pre-Medical • Pre-Dentistry • Pre-Veterinary • Pre-Law

COURSES ALSO OFFERED IN: • Arabic • Chinese • Communication • Dance • Greek • Health Education • Italian • Interdisciplinary Studies • Library Science • Military Science • Physical Education

GRADUATE DEGREES

• Master of Education (M.Ed.) Initial Licensure Five-Year Pathway Programs • Master of Education (M.Ed.) Initial Licensure Programs in PostBaccalaureate Pathways • Master of Education (M.Ed.) for Professional Development or Added Endorsement • Master of Business Administration (MBA) • Master of Science in Management Information Systems (MSMIS)

*Undergraduates pursuing education must complete a major, but they can take education courses that count as electives toward the bachelor’s degree and prepare them to meet teaching licensure requirements through five-year undergraduate/graduate programs leading to a master’s degree.

WOMEN

MEN

Basketball

Baseball

Cross country

Basketball

Equestrian

Cross country

Field hockey

Equestrian

Lacrosse

Lacrosse

Soccer

Soccer

Softball

Swimming

Swimming

Tennis

Tennis

Track and field

Track and field Volleyball

Special tracks in pre-med and pre-law, courses in finance, business management, accounting, Arabic, geographic information science and urban planning, Greek, sustainable development, computer science, Chinese, computer information systems, international affairs, English and communications, dance, art and art history, military science, and economics. At UMW, if you don’t see exactly what you want among our 60 majors and minors, you can work with a faculty member and design your own course of study.

ACADEMICS AT UMW

But there is so much more outside the classroom.

The 2013 Fiske Guide to Colleges named UMW one of the 41 “best buys” among American colleges and universities.

Germany Romania

MAJORS

Forbes.com has consistently recognized UMW as one of the USA’s top universities.

THE CAMPUS FACTS:

hour south of Washington, D.C.

At the University of Mary Washington, learning comes first. You will be among 4,500 undergraduates in small, challenging classes taught by top-notch professors.

The University of Mary Washington offers an Honors Program and more than 60 undergraduate majors and minors through the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, and College of Education.

NCAA DIVISION III SPORTS

WORLD READY

What makes the University of Mary Washington distinctive:


FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA offers the best of all worlds – a charming, progressive city, only an

Consider a distinctive, prestigious school in an ideal location.

Sweden

UMW is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

The average class size is 22.

Classes are taught by more than 200 fulltime professors who are masters in their fields; 90 percent have doctorates or other terminal degrees.

Russia

France

Turkey Syria Jordan

China

Afghanistan

Saudi Arabia

Ethiopia Nigeria

UMW offers more than 60 undergraduate majors, programs, and minors.

In addition to rigorous academics, UMW students engage in funded undergraduate research, excellent internship opportunities, and study abroad programs.

Faculty members include a Fulbright scholar and seven of Princeton Review’s Best 300 Professors.

Hong Kong India

Honduras

• South Korea

Burma Thailand

Philippines

Indonesia Peru

Washington, D.C.

Indicates countries represented at UMW by current students.

Recent campus visitors have included: Barack Obama, Anthony Bourdain, Karl Rove, Gym Class Heroes, Taking Back Sunday, Kennan Thompson, Lupe Fiasco, Jimmy Eat World, We the Kings, and Michael Ian Black. Fourteen of UMW’s nearly two dozen varsity teams have been NCAA tournament finalists or semifinalists. Three teams have won national championships.

22:

• East Coast of USA, 87 km south of Washington, D.C. • Suburban community with population close to 350,000 • 176 acres of stately buildings and beautiful woodlands • Named in honor of famous local resident Mary Washington, mother of America’s first president • Modern retail and quaint historic district within walking distance. Train station within walking distance, and three major airports approximately an hour away

• American Studies • Anthropology • Art (Studio Art) • Art History • Biology • Business Administration with emphases in Accounting, Management, Management information systems, and Marketing

• Chemistry • Chemistry (ACS certified degree) • Classical Civilization • Classical Archaeology • Computer Science • Computer Science concentration in Information Systems • Computer Science concentration in GIS • Economics • Education* • English • English with concentration in Creative Writing • Environmental Science - Natural • Environmental Science - Social • Environmental Geology • French • Geography • Geology • German • Historic Preservation • History • Interdisciplinary Science Studies • International Affairs • Latin • Leadership and Management Studies (adult degree completion program only)

AVERAGE CLASS SIZE

• Mathematics • Music • Philosophy • Philosophy concentration in Pre-Law • Physics • Political Science • Psychology • Religion • Sociology

• Spanish • Theatre • Women’s and Gender Studies

CERTIFICATE

• Geographic Information Science

MINORS

• Applied Mathematics • Asian Studies • Biology • Business Administration • Business French • Business German • Business Spanish • Chemistry • Computer Science • Data Sciences • Digital Studies • Economics • Environmental Sustainability • French • German • Linguistics • Mathematics • Middle Eastern Studies • Museum Studies • Musical Theatre • Neuroscience • Physics • Security and Conflict Studies • Social Justice • Urban Studies

SPECIAL MAJORS

Students also have the option to design a special major that combines courses from two or more academic disciplines into a coherent plan of study. Special majors are developed with a faculty advisor and approved by a curriculum committee. Examples of special majors UMW students have developed are Journalism, Digital Media Studies, Italian Studies, Linguistics,

Biochemistry, Communication, Arts Management, and Latin American Studies.

PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS

At UMW, designated faculty advisors assist students with course selection leading to certain career paths or professional schools. Specialized advising is available for the following: • Accounting • Health Sciences • Pre-Medical • Pre-Dentistry • Pre-Veterinary • Pre-Law

COURSES ALSO OFFERED IN: • Arabic • Chinese • Communication • Dance • Greek • Health Education • Italian • Interdisciplinary Studies • Library Science • Military Science • Physical Education

GRADUATE DEGREES

• Master of Education (M.Ed.) Initial Licensure Five-Year Pathway Programs • Master of Education (M.Ed.) Initial Licensure Programs in PostBaccalaureate Pathways • Master of Education (M.Ed.) for Professional Development or Added Endorsement • Master of Business Administration (MBA) • Master of Science in Management Information Systems (MSMIS)

*Undergraduates pursuing education must complete a major, but they can take education courses that count as electives toward the bachelor’s degree and prepare them to meet teaching licensure requirements through five-year undergraduate/graduate programs leading to a master’s degree.

WOMEN

MEN

Basketball

Baseball

Cross country

Basketball

Equestrian

Cross country

Field hockey

Equestrian

Lacrosse

Lacrosse

Soccer

Soccer

Softball

Swimming

Swimming

Tennis

Tennis

Track and field

Track and field Volleyball

Special tracks in pre-med and pre-law, courses in finance, business management, accounting, Arabic, geographic information science and urban planning, Greek, sustainable development, computer science, Chinese, computer information systems, international affairs, English and communications, dance, art and art history, military science, and economics. At UMW, if you don’t see exactly what you want among our 60 majors and minors, you can work with a faculty member and design your own course of study.

ACADEMICS AT UMW

But there is so much more outside the classroom.

The 2013 Fiske Guide to Colleges named UMW one of the 41 “best buys” among American colleges and universities.

Germany Romania

MAJORS

Forbes.com has consistently recognized UMW as one of the USA’s top universities.

THE CAMPUS FACTS:

hour south of Washington, D.C.

At the University of Mary Washington, learning comes first. You will be among 4,500 undergraduates in small, challenging classes taught by top-notch professors.

The University of Mary Washington offers an Honors Program and more than 60 undergraduate majors and minors through the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, and College of Education.

NCAA DIVISION III SPORTS

WORLD READY

What makes the University of Mary Washington distinctive:


“I

love it.

I would do it

all again.”

David Lunding-Johansson [ A first-team 2013 singles and doubles all-conference choice, David is the eighth UMW player to win Rookie of the Year. ]

Meet… David LundingJohansson After living 19 years in Sweden, David LundingJohansson decided he needed a change. For David, that “change” was 4,100 miles and an ocean away. This 20-year-old Swedish tennis player enrolled at University of Mary Washington in fall 2012. “I love it,” he said. “I would do it all again.” After spending a year with a family in Maine as an exchange student, David was smitten with the prospect of attending college in the United States. Initially, he looked only at universities in Maine. In his search, he met Bowdoin College’s tennis coach, who happened to be an alumnus of Mary Washington. The coach sang UMW’s praises. David visited, met the UMW tennis coach, and toured its world-class tennis facilities. He was hooked. “The idea of combining athletics and academics attracted me,” he said. University of Mary Washington met all of his criteria: in a small city, safe, and with a beautiful campus. Plus, he added, “it’s a bargain.” The school’s proximity to the nation’s capital was a bonus, David said.

[no apologies]

IT’S HOW I

THINK

Meet… Gi Peum “Joy” Lee “If you come to University of Mary Washington, you will never be homesick.” That’s the assessment of Gi Peum “Joy” Lee, a Korean native who is completing her junior year at UMW. The campus community, she said, makes her feel like she is surrounded by family. What’s “really amazing,” according to Joy, is that she is majoring in English literature. Her native language is Korean, but she has become fluent in English. She even won an arts and humanities writing contest and a scholarship for English majors. Her goal is to attend law school in the U.S. and, possibly, concentrate on immigration law. She loves this country, she said, and is determined to stay. Why did she choose UMW? “I fell in love with its size and its people.” Also, Joy added, “the small classes allow you to form good relations with your professors.” Before she enrolled, she worried about fitting in. “During my first week at UMW, all my worries went away,” Joy said. “The people are so friendly.”

Center for International Education

Undergraduate Admissions

The center assists with immigration and admissions services. Staff guide students through the process of obtaining visas and maintaining status. An orientation is held at the beginning of each semester to help ease the transition to studying and living in the U.S. The orientation program covers immigration, academic, financial, and personal matters.

• Selective process that takes into consideration secondary education including level of difficulty of curriculum and performance • Most students accepted have a B average or better in a college-preparatory curriculum • Official transcripts from all secondary and postsecondary schools must be translated into English • Demonstrate English proficiency through one of the following: - SAT composite score: Critical Reading 550-640 and Math 540-620 - ACT composite score 24-27 - TOEFL IBT minimum score of 88 - IELTS total score of 6.5 - ELS Center Certificate of Completion (Level 112 for Academic Purpose) • Common Application • Financial statement of support is required in order to receive an I-20

ELS Language Center The center, located on campus, offers English language learning services and university placement assistance. It has facilities for small classes and training sessions, and computer labs that house a Learning Technology Center. ELS students can live on campus, thereby increasing their opportunities to practice their English skills with native speakers.

Campus Community • Coeducational, public, with students from across the U.S. and more than two dozen foreign countries • 93 percent of freshman undergraduate students live on campus in one of 17 residence halls or apartment complexes • More than 120 clubs and organizations oriented around academics, arts, Division III varsity athletics and campus recreation, student government and honor council, and multicultural events • 22 percent of new students identify themselves as being from racial minority groups

“If you come to

never be homesick.” you will

Gi Peum “Joy” Lee

UMW.EDU

YOURSELF

• Widely publicized in college guidebooks as a “best buy” in higher education • Annual tuition, fees, room and board for 2013-14 is $31,652 • International scholarships available; contact the admissions office for more information

JANUARY

1301 College Avenue Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401 USA Tel: 1-800/468-5614

DISTINGUISH

Costs

DATES TO SUBMIT

Mary Washington,

[a place to]

1

FEBRUARY

1

APPLICATIONS PRIORITY APPLICATION

REGULAR DECISION

Fredericksburg, Va. | umw.edu


“I

love it.

I would do it

all again.”

David Lunding-Johansson [ A first-team 2013 singles and doubles all-conference choice, David is the eighth UMW player to win Rookie of the Year. ]

Meet… David LundingJohansson After living 19 years in Sweden, David LundingJohansson decided he needed a change. For David, that “change” was 4,100 miles and an ocean away. This 20-year-old Swedish tennis player enrolled at University of Mary Washington in fall 2012. “I love it,” he said. “I would do it all again.” After spending a year with a family in Maine as an exchange student, David was smitten with the prospect of attending college in the United States. Initially, he looked only at universities in Maine. In his search, he met Bowdoin College’s tennis coach, who happened to be an alumnus of Mary Washington. The coach sang UMW’s praises. David visited, met the UMW tennis coach, and toured its world-class tennis facilities. He was hooked. “The idea of combining athletics and academics attracted me,” he said. University of Mary Washington met all of his criteria: in a small city, safe, and with a beautiful campus. Plus, he added, “it’s a bargain.” The school’s proximity to the nation’s capital was a bonus, David said.

[no apologies]

IT’S HOW I

THINK

Meet… Gi Peum “Joy” Lee “If you come to University of Mary Washington, you will never be homesick.” That’s the assessment of Gi Peum “Joy” Lee, a Korean native who is completing her junior year at UMW. The campus community, she said, makes her feel like she is surrounded by family. What’s “really amazing,” according to Joy, is that she is majoring in English literature. Her native language is Korean, but she has become fluent in English. She even won an arts and humanities writing contest and a scholarship for English majors. Her goal is to attend law school in the U.S. and, possibly, concentrate on immigration law. She loves this country, she said, and is determined to stay. Why did she choose UMW? “I fell in love with its size and its people.” Also, Joy added, “the small classes allow you to form good relations with your professors.” Before she enrolled, she worried about fitting in. “During my first week at UMW, all my worries went away,” Joy said. “The people are so friendly.”

Center for International Education

Undergraduate Admissions

The center assists with immigration and admissions services. Staff guide students through the process of obtaining visas and maintaining status. An orientation is held at the beginning of each semester to help ease the transition to studying and living in the U.S. The orientation program covers immigration, academic, financial, and personal matters.

• Selective process that takes into consideration secondary education including level of difficulty of curriculum and performance • Most students accepted have a B average or better in a college-preparatory curriculum • Official transcripts from all secondary and postsecondary schools must be translated into English • Demonstrate English proficiency through one of the following: - SAT composite score: Critical Reading 550-640 and Math 540-620 - ACT composite score 24-27 - TOEFL IBT minimum score of 88 - IELTS total score of 6.5 - ELS Center Certificate of Completion (Level 112 for Academic Purpose) • Common Application • Financial statement of support is required in order to receive an I-20

ELS Language Center The center, located on campus, offers English language learning services and university placement assistance. It has facilities for small classes and training sessions, and computer labs that house a Learning Technology Center. ELS students can live on campus, thereby increasing their opportunities to practice their English skills with native speakers.

Campus Community • Coeducational, public, with students from across the U.S. and more than two dozen foreign countries • 93 percent of freshman undergraduate students live on campus in one of 17 residence halls or apartment complexes • More than 120 clubs and organizations oriented around academics, arts, Division III varsity athletics and campus recreation, student government and honor council, and multicultural events • 22 percent of new students identify themselves as being from racial minority groups

“If you come to

never be homesick.” you will

Gi Peum “Joy” Lee

UMW.EDU

YOURSELF

• Widely publicized in college guidebooks as a “best buy” in higher education • Annual tuition, fees, room and board for 2013-14 is $31,652 • International scholarships available; contact the admissions office for more information

JANUARY

1301 College Avenue Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401 USA Tel: 1-800/468-5614

DISTINGUISH

Costs

DATES TO SUBMIT

Mary Washington,

[a place to]

1

FEBRUARY

1

APPLICATIONS PRIORITY APPLICATION

REGULAR DECISION

Fredericksburg, Va. | umw.edu


University of Mary washington International Viewbook 2013  

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