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Tuition

$15,464

$37,852

not including room and board

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Very Selective

32%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,394
Declined + 9,266
Total Received 13,660
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undergraduateRatios

45%

55%

male

female

1  :  12

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Government
  3. Psychology
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School Facts

William & Mary, founded in 1693, is a public university and the nation's second oldest institution of higher education. Its 1,200-acre campus is located in Williamsburg, 15 miles northwest of Newport News.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 8,258
Established in 1693
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Codes

SAT 5115
ACT 4344

Public

6,171

undergraduate students

2,087

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
47%
600-699
38%
500-599
14%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
38%
600-699
48%
500-599
13%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
37%
600-699
46%
500-599
14%
400-499
3%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
65%
24-29
28%
18-23
7%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
48%
24-29
48%
18-23
4%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
61%
24-29
34%
18-23
5%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Williamsburg, VA

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Fun Facts

  • The Wren Building on the College of William and Mary campus, completed in 1700, is the oldest academic building in the U.S. to be used continuously.
  • The unofficial "Triathlon" at the College of William and Mary includes streaking, jumping over a wall, and swimming across a pond. Feats do not need to happen in succession, though some students do so--and sometimes totally naked.
  • Legend has it that couples who kiss at the crest of the Crim Dell bridge at the College of William and Mary will be together forever.
  • The Daily Show frontrunner Jon Stewart was in close proximity to Washington politics as a student at College of William and Mary.
  • If you're the funniest guy on the men's soccer team at to win the College of William and Mary, you may be lucky enough to take its Leibo Award home, named in honor of alum Jon (Leibowitz) Stewart.

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Williamsburg, VA

1,200-acre campus in Williamsburg (population: 14,444), 15 miles from Newport News and 50 miles from Richmond; branch campus for marine science at Gloucester Point on the York River. Served by bus and train; air serves Newport News. Public transportation serves campus.

College of William and Mary
116 Jamestown Road
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
72%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
17 fraternities 25% of male students
 
13 sororities 30% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
79%
Top 1/4
97%
Top 1/2
100%
Bottom 1/2
0%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
47%
600-699
38%
500-599
14%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
38%
600-699
48%
500-599
13%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
37%
600-699
46%
500-599
14%
400-499
3%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
65%
24-29
28%
18-23
7%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
48%
24-29
48%
18-23
4%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
61%
24-29
34%
18-23
5%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $70
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 1
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required/GED accepted
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment

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Very Selective

32%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,394
Declined + 9,266
Total Received 13,660

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Admissions Contact

Henry R. Broaddus
Associate Provost for Enrollment/Dean of Admission
P: 757 221-4223
F: 757 221-1242
admission@wm.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $10,428
Room $5,870
Board $3,946
Additional fees $5,036
Total $25,280
Average Financial Aid - $16,407
Total with Avg. Aid $8,873

Financial Aid

75%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$16,407

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,061,550
State $3,026,622
Institutional $15,062,224
Other external $1,164,367
Total $22,314,763

Non-need-based

Federal $116,108
State $28,850
Institutional $1,861,727
Other external $865,351
Total $2,872,036

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
field hockey
football
golf
gymnastics
lacrosse
soccer
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Colonial Athletic Association (Division, Football I-AA), Eastern College Athletic Conference (Division I)
Mascot
Griffin
School colors
green, gold, and silver
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Africana Studies
American Studies
Anthropology
Applied Science
Art/Art History
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Chinese
Classical Studies
Computer Science
Economics
Education
English
Environmental Science/Policy
French
Geology
German
Global Studies
Government
History
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Relations
Law
Linguistics
Marine Science
Mathematics
Medieval/Renaissance Studies
Music
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics
Psychology
Public Policy
Religion
Sociology
Spanish
Theatre/Speech
Women's Studies
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Undergraduate

75%

6,171
students

Female
55%
3,374

Male
45%
2,797

Graduate

25%

2,087
students

Female
51%
1,062

Male
49%
1,025

undergraduateFull-time

98%

6,097
students

Female
55%
3,332

Male
45%
2,765

undergraduatePart-time

2%

74
students

Female
57%
42

Male
43%
32

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
58%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

43%

Transfer applicants accepted

50%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 3.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 1

Spring: November 1

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

60

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

80%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 51
Countries most often represented Australia
Canada
China
France
South Korea
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Stacy Richardson
Senior Assistant Dean of Admission
757 221-1836
admission@wm.edu

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