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College of William and Mary
Williamsburg, VA
The College of William and Mary, founded in 1693, is a public institution. Since its founding in 1693, it has brought students and faculty together in an intimate setting to study the arts and sciences. The university's low student-faculty ratio and small class size educate exceptional graduates, who have won five Rhodes Scholarships and many other similar awards in the last ten years. On the graduate level, William and Mary offers a wide range of programs in the arts and sciences, law, business, education and marine science. Its 1,200-acre campus, includes a variety of colonial buildings and is located in Williamsburg, 15 miles northwest of Newport News.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 6,276
   Women 3,612 (57.6%)
   Men 2,664 (42.4%)
Graduate Students 2,341
Entrance Difficulty Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate 37% of 14,382 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline January 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 4.20 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math 620-740 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 630-730 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 28-33 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities X      
Cost of Attendance In-state: $35,991
Out-of-state: $56,475
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $21,234
Out-of-state: $41,718
  Room and Board $11,382
Average Percent of Need Met 79%
Average Freshman Award $21,252
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates Not reported
Regular Class Size Not reported
Williamsburg Population 15,167
Nearest Metropolitan Area Richmond
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 74% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Sororities 36% of women participate
Fraternities 26% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
8.4% Asian
7.5% Black/African-American
9.7% Hispanic/Latino
5.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
62.8% White
6.4% Unknown
International Students 6.0% from 67 countries
First-Year Students Returning 95.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 84.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported