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.

Website: www.wm.edu/

Public
Co-ed
6,285
Undergraduate
Students
(57.6%) 3,621 Women
(42.4%) 2,664 Men
2,455
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
36% of 14,921 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
4.24
SAT Math
640-740 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
660-740 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
29-33 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $37,386
Out-of-state: $58,441
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $22,044
Out-of-state: $43,099
Room and Board
$11,799
Average Percent of Need Met
78%
Average Freshman Award
$22,147
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$24,072
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
Not reported
Regular Class Size
Not reported
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Campus Life

Williamsburg Population
15,167
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Richmond
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
72% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
 
Sororities
36% of women participate
Fraternities
26% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
8.3% Asian
7.8% Black/African-American
10.0% Hispanic/Latino
4.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
63.3% White
5.4% Unknown
International Students
6.2% from 81 countries
First-Year Students Returning
95.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Most Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT I or over 29 on the ACT; about 30% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma or equivalent is not required
High School Program
 

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   4
Science   4
Foreign Language   4
Social Studies   4
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required February 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Considered if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
PO Box 8795
City, State, Zip
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795
Phone
(757) 221-4223
Fax
(757) 221-1242
E-mail
admission@wm.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 1
Application Fee
$75
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1, January 1
Early Decision Notification
December 1
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
36% of 14,921 applicants were admitted
Women
32% of 9,182 applicants were admitted
Men
42% of 5,739 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,551 (29%) of 5,359 admitted students enrolled
Women
903 (30%) of 2,965 admitted students enrolled
Men
648 (27%) of 2,394 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
52% of 1021 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
4,392
Students Accepting Wait List Position
2,355
Students Admitted From Wait List
69

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
4.24
3.75 and Above
92%
3.50 - 3.74
5%
3.25 - 3.49
2%
3.00 - 3.24
1%
2.50 - 2.99
 
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
640-740 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
47%
Score of 600 - 700
40%
Score of 500 - 600
12%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
660-740 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
55%
Score of 600 - 700
39%
Score of 500 - 600
7%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
29-33 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
74%
Score of 24 - 29
23%
Score of 18 - 23
3%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 81%
Top quarter: 97%
Top half: 100%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $37,386
Out-of-state: $58,441
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $22,044
Out-of-state: $43,099
Room and Board
$11,799
Books and Supplies
$1,400
Other Expenses
$2,143
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
FinAid@wm.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003705
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,026 (68.2%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
570 (55.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
547 (96.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
125 (22.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
78%
Average Award
$22,147
Need-Based Gift
Received by 490 (89.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $16,025
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 321 (58.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,547
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 244 (44.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
30 (2.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,120

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
3,098 (49.9%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
2,172 (70.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,125 (97.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
500 (23.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$22,087
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,882 (88.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $16,295
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,358 (63.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,126
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 805 (37.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
401 (6.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,127

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
36%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$24,072
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
7.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
3.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
47
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
183
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,027
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • 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
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • 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
  • Latin American Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • 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
Most Popular Disciplines
Social sciences, Biological/life sciences, Interdisciplinary studies
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Elementary education, secondary education, special education, chemistry
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
Not reported
Part-Time Faculty
Not reported
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
Not reported
Regular Class Size
Not reported
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
3,926,394
Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
400
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Executive Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, Master of Public Policy, Master of Arts in Education, Master of Accounting, Master of Business Administration, Master of Laws, Master of Education, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Physics
  • Applied Science and Technology
  • Artificial Intelligence/Robotics
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomathematics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Laboratory Sciences/Medical Technology
  • Computational Biology
  • Computational Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Educational Policy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • History
  • Law
  • Marine Sciences
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Medical Physics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Neuroscience
  • Operations Research
  • Optical Sciences
  • Physics
  • Polymer Science and Engineering
  • Public Policy
  • School Psychology

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education, Juris Doctor

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Physics
  • Applied Science and Technology
  • Artificial Intelligence/Robotics
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biomathematics
  • Clinical Laboratory Sciences/Medical Technology
  • Computational Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Educational Policy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • History
  • Law
  • Marine Sciences
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Medical Physics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Neuroscience
  • Optical Sciences
  • Physics
  • Polymer Science and Engineering

Location and Setting


Williamsburg Population
15,167
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Richmond
Campus Size
1,200 acres

Weather

Temperature
30.9 average low in January, 82.9 average high in September
Rain
116 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
Williamsburg
Nearest Train Station
Williamsburg

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
72% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
28%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
state-certified law enforcement officers

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
 
School Colors
Green, gold, and silver

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Field Hockey x x    
Football     x x
Golf x x x x
Gymnastics x x x x
Lacrosse x x    
Soccer x x x x
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey x x
Football    
Golf x x
Gymnastics x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey    
Football x x
Golf x x
Gymnastics x x
Lacrosse    
Soccer x x
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, football, soccer, softball, volleyball, weight lifting

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, alma mater productions, student assembly, residence hall association, alpha phi omega, international relations club
Sororities
36% of women participate
Fraternities
26% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
6,285
Women
3,621 (57.6%)
Men
2,664 (42.4%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
6,199
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
8.3% Asian
7.8% Black/African-American
10.0% Hispanic/Latino
4.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
63.3% White
5.4% Unknown
International Students.
6.2% from 81 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
2,455

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
95.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
Not reported

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Business 3%
Engineering 0.4%
Law 6%
Dentistry 0.3%
Arts and Sciences 13%
Medicine 6%
Veterinary Medicine 0.3%
Education 4%

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