About the University: University of Mary Washington is a public university founded in 1908 in Virginia. It became a co-educational college in 1971; the current president of the university is Troy Paino. The University of Mary Washington is a public liberal arts university accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. It is not a research university, but instead focuses on undergraduate education. The University of Mary Washington upholds an honor system. The system is maintained by the Honor Council, an organization of elected officials from the student body. All entering students must sign a document stating that they understand, abide by and agree to support the honor system during the convocation. Traditionally faculty will require students to sign a written pledge of abidance to the honor code for every major work submitted. About Academics/Campuses/Affiliated Colleges: The university has more than 60 majors and programs of study. Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Professional Studies, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Liberal Studies, Master of Science in Elementary Education, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Science in Geospatial Analysis. Average undergraduate class size of 19 students with 14 to 1 student:faculty ratio. University Statistics and Research: The university is ranked in 6th place in “Top Public Schools” by U.S. News &World Report. The university has approximately 4,000 undergraduate students with Students from about 34 states and many foreign countries. About 26 percent are self-identified minorities and 327 enrolled in professional studies and graduate programs. In the faculty 88 percent have earned a doctorate or other terminal degree in their field, eight faculty members have received Fulbright Awards to teach and research abroad since 2006.