College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, VA

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.

College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, VA

Tuition & Fees

$23,628

$46,283

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
56%
600-699
39%
500-599
5%
700-800
58%
600-699
33%
500-599
9%
700-800
37%
600-699
46%
500-599
15%
400-499
2%
30-36
82%
24-29
13%
18-23
5%
30-36
53%
24-29
41%
18-23
6%
30-36
77%
24-29
20%
18-23
3%
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

1

teacher

12

students

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Very Selective

37%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,532
Declined + 9,148
Total Received 14,680
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Public

6,256

undergraduate students

2,517

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Government
  2. Psychology
  3. Biology
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Codes

SAT 5115
ACT 4344

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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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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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 8,773
Established in 1693
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Williamsburg, VA

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.

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
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
18 fraternities 24% of male students
 
13 sororities 28% of female students
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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

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
56%
600-699
39%
500-599
5%
700-800
58%
600-699
33%
500-599
9%
700-800
37%
600-699
46%
500-599
15%
400-499
2%
30-36
82%
24-29
13%
18-23
5%
30-36
53%
24-29
41%
18-23
6%
30-36
77%
24-29
20%
18-23
3%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $75
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)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required
SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Very Selective

37%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,532
Declined + 9,148
Total Received 14,680

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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Admissions Right Now

Admissions Contact

Tim Wolfe
Associate Provost for Enrollment and Dean of Admission
P: 757 221-4223
F: 757 221-1242
admission@wm.edu

Financial Aid

83%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$25,406.00

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $17,434
Room $7,958
Board $4,968
Additional fees $6,194
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $37,554
Average Financial Aid - $25,406
Total with Avg. Aid $12,148

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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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Meriann W. Reid
Associate Director of Operations
aid@wm.edu

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

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 Directors

Samantha K. Huge (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Africana Studies
American Studies
Anthropology
Applied Science
Art/Art History
Biology
Business Administration
Business Analytics
Chemistry
Chinese
Classical Studies
Computational/Applied Mathematics/Statistics
Computer Science
Counseling
Counselor Education/School Counseling/Guidance Services
Economics
Education
Education Leadership/Administration, General
Education/Teaching of Gifted/Talented
Educational Leadership/Administration/General
Elementary Education/Teaching
English
English as a Second Language Bilingual Education
Environmental Science/Policy
Film/Media Studies
Finance
French
General Administration/PK-12
Geology
German
Gifted Education
Global Studies
Government
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Higher Education/Public Policy
Hispanic Studies
History
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Relations
Kinesiology/Exercise Science
Law
Linguistics
Marine Science
Marine Science/Public Policy
Marketing
Mathematics
Medieval/Renaissance Studies
Mental Health Counseling
Music
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics
Psychology
Public Policy
Religion
School Psychology
Secondary Education/Teaching
Self-Designed
Sociology
Special Education/Teaching/General
Theatre/Speech
Women's Studies
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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

8,773

total students

69%

in-state

31%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

71%

6,256
students

Female
58%
3,633

Male
42%
2,623

29%

2,517
students

Female
53%
1,335

Male
47%
1,182

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

6,190
students

Female
59%
3,603

Male
41%
2,587

2%

66
students

Female
46%
30

Male
54%
36

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Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
58%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

51%

Transfer applicants accepted

41%

Applicants accepted who enroll

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 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

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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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

International Student Contact

Tish Canady
Associate Dean of Admission
757 221-4223
admission@wm.edu

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