College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, VA, USA
3.87 Average Rating

Royally chartered by King William III and Queen Mary II and founded in 1693, The College of William & Mary is a public institution in eastern Virginia and the second-oldest university in the nation. William and Mary offers bachelor’s degrees in 40 academic majors. In addition, W&M is home to the country’s first law school and Greek letter society, Phi Beta Kappa. Throughout the year, W&M schedules several traditional campus social events from the King & Queen Ball to the Raft Debate, a competition where faculty members entertain the student body with outlandish arguments and displays of logic.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Suburb
In State Students
62%
Out of State Students
32%
0
100
37%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 32
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1353
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 1, 2018
Fall Regular Decision January 1, 2019 May 1, 2019
Spring Regular Decision November 1, 2018
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
8,740
Total Number of Undergrads
6,285
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
83%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
90%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
11:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$18,300
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$17,434
Out-of-State Tuition
$38,735
0
100
80%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
38%
Average Aid Per Year
$16,295
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
42%
58%
Student Organizations
450
Size of Town
Suburb: Small
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Washington
Norfolk
New York
Richmond
Boston
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
57%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$55,400
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What Students Are Saying

3.87 Average Rating
the college of william and mary is: quirky. i have met some of the most amazing, down-to-earth people here; kindness and humor is emphasized, and academic passion is a must. college is what you make of it but w&m will be more than happy to meet you half way!!! :)
Meha from Colorado
While this is no doubt an academically challenging university, it also has a warm environment and supportive community to help students with personal growth. The sense of community here is hard to miss and has provided me with the best friends, professors, peers, opportunities and the best four years of my life! I am grateful to have been able to develop myself in so many different channels while at William and Mary, and incredibly grateful for my time there.
Michelle from Fairfax, VA

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