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

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
56%
600-699
38%
500-599
4%
400-499
0
700-800
57%
600-699
33%
500-599
9%
400-499
0
30-36
76%
24-29
19%
18-23
3%
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

-

students

1

faculty

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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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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 8,773
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
  • Metropolitan area: Richmond
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Newport News/Williamsburg International (PHF)

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
70%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Alma Mater Productions
  • Student Assembly
  • Residence Hall Association
  • Alpha Phi Omega
  • International Relations Club

Top Events

  • Yule Log Ceremony
  • King and Queen Ball
  • Opening Convocation Exercises

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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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

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

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
56%
600-699
38%
500-599
4%
400-499
0
700-800
57%
600-699
33%
500-599
9%
400-499
0
30-36
76%
24-29
19%
18-23
3%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $75
Application deadline January 1
Has early decision program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 4.27

Very Selective

37%

acceptance rate

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

Admissions Factors

Very Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
application essay
academic GPA
class rank
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record
state residency
talent/ability
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

Considered

alumni/ae relation
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status

Not Considered

level of applicant's interest
religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 49
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

56%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$4,942

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $17,434
Room & board $12,926
Additional fees $6,194
Books & supplies $1,000
Other fees $1,495
Total $39,049
Average Financial Aid - $4,942
Total with Avg. Aid $34,107

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

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Financial Facts

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Tuition guarenteed plan yes
Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
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 Sports Men

Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Crew, Cross-country running, Equestrian sports, Fencing, Field hockey, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Rock climbing, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Triathlon, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo, Weight lifting, Wrestling

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Cheerleading, Crew, Cross-country running, Equestrian sports, Fencing, Field hockey, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Rock climbing, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Triathlon, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo, Weight lifting

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
African-American/Black Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Anthropology
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Chinese Studies
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Finance, General
French Language and Literature
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Japanese Language and Literature
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Latin American Studies
Linguistics
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Modern Languages
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, 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
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

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 Facts

Freshman retention rate 95%
Student 4 year graduation rate 85%
Student 5 year graduation rate 4%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian 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

173

Transfer students enrolled

2%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 1

Transfer difficulty

Very difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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