Student, University of Mary Washington, Class of 2019,
Small class sizes emphasize community, especially when you get heavy into your major courses. Everyone but a tiny few are open-minded and don't think negatively about you, those who do hide in the dark with their thoughts because they know the school is very accepting of pretty much everything. We even have a gender-neutral residence hall. The third reason I'm gonna give is that, when you start getting involved at UMW, everyone you meet is kind, thoughtful, and fun.