College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, VA

College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, VA

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Tuition & Fees

$23,628

$46,283

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
740
25th
660
75th
750
25th
640
75th
35
25th
31
75th
32
25th
27
75th
34
25th
30
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

12

students

1

faculty

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Selective

42%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,987
Declined 8,214
Total Received 14,201
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Public

6,760

undergraduate students

3,025

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

The College of 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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 9,785
Established in 1693
Coeducational Coeducational

1,200-acre campus in Williamsburg (population: 14,896), 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.

  • Campus Setting: Small town

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

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
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
no
Students may not have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Fun Facts

  • The Wren Building on the College of William and Mary campus, completed in 1700, is the oldest continuously used academic building in the US.
  • 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 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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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
75%
Top 1/4
97%
Top 1/2
99%
Bottom 1/2
1%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
740
25th
660
75th
750
25th
640
75th
35
25th
31
75th
32
25th
27
75th
34
25th
30

Admissions Facts

Application fee $75
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Application deadline (final deadline) January 1
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Selective

42%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,987
Declined 8,214
Total Received 14,201

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Recommendations
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Completion of college-preparatory program
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies

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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

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

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
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

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Financial Aid

48%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$20,327

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $17,434
Room $8,238
Board $5,118
Additional fees $6,194
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $37,984
Average Financial Aid - $20,327
Total with Avg. Aid $17,657

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,478,851
State $3,864,905
Institutional $34,906,805
Other external $1,350,665
Total $43,601,226

Non-need-based

Federal $145,208
State $26,521
Institutional $3,097,029
Other external $1,157,397
Total $4,426,155

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 757 221-2420
F: 757 221-2515
aid@wm.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

badminton, ballroom dancing, baseball, basketball, Brazilian jiujitsu, croquet, cycling, equestrian sports, fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, judo, kendo, lacrosse, martial arts, racquetball, rock climbing, rowing, rugby, running, sailing, scuba diving, shotokan karate, soccer, surfing, swimming, table tennis, tae kwon do, tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, weight lifting, wrestling, yoga

Club Sports - Women's

badminton, ballroom dancing, basketball, Brazilian jiujitsu, croquet, cycling, equestrian sports, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, judo, kendo, lacrosse, martial arts, racquetball, rock climbing, rowing, rugby, running, sailing, scuba diving, shotokan karate, soccer, softball, surfing, swimming, synchronized swimming, table tennis, tae kwon do, tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, weight lifting, wrestling, yoga

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, ballroom dancing, baseball, basketball, Brazilian jiujitsu, corn hole, court hockey, croquet, cycling, dance team, equestrian sports, fencing, field hockey, flag football, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, judo, kendo, lacrosse, martial arts, quidditch, racquetball, rock climbing, rowing, rugby, running, sailing, scuba diving, shotokan karate, soccer (indoor/outdoor), softball, squash, surfing, swing dance, swimming, synchronized swimming, table tennis, tae kwon do, tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, weight lifting, wrestling, yoga

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Colonial Athletic Association (Division, Football FCS), Eastern College Athletic Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
American/United States Studies/Civilization.
Anthropology, General.
Area Studies, Other.
Art/Art Studies, General.
Biological and Physical Sciences.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Chemistry, General.
Chinese Studies.
Computer Science.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
Curriculum and Instruction.
Data Science, General.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Economics, General.
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Educational Psychology.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
English Language and Literature, General.
French Language and Literature.
Geology/Earth Science, General.
German Language and Literature.
History, General.
International Relations and Affairs.
Japanese Language and Literature.
Legal Professions and Studies, Other.
Linguistics.
Management Science.
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Mathematics and Statistics.
Mathematics, General.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Music, General.
Neuroscience.
Philosophy.
Physics, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Psychology, General.
Public Policy Analysis, General.
Religion/Religious Studies.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General.

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Government
  2. Psychology
  3. Biology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

9,785

total students

67%

in-state

33%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

69%

6,760
students

Female
58%
3,931

Male
42%
2,829

31%

3,025
students

Female
53%
1,601

Male
47%
1,424

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

95%

6,397
students

Female
58%
3,736

Male
42%
2,661

5%

363
students

Female
54%
195

Male
46%
168

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Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
58%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

2%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: March 1

Spring: November 1

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

60

semester hours

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International Students

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

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