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Richard Bland College of The College of William and Mary

Petersburg, VA 2-Year Public

About Bland

Richard Bland College of The College of William and Mary is a public, state school in an rural setting in Petersburg, Virginia. Bland was founded in 1961 and now enrolls around 1,634 students a year, including 1,634 undergrads.

Bland offers housing for up to 250 students.

2021 Bland Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 89%
Average GPA 2.6
In-State Tuition $6,000
Out-of-State $11,790

Bland Regular Decision Deadline 2022

Bland Early Admission

Richard Bland College of The College of William and Mary does not offer early decision or early action.

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Bland Acceptance Rate

It is slightly difficult to get into Bland. Bland admitted 89% of all applicants in 2021. In 2021, 797 out of 897 total applicants were accepted.

Bland Waitlist 2021

Bland reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into Richard Bland College of The College of William and Mary?

Bland is considered slightly difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Bland, applicants must submit the following items.

Bland Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Test Scores for Bland

The average high school GPA for a student admitted to Bland is 2.6 /4.0.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Bland.

Does Bland Require the ACT or SAT?

Bland is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 100% submitted the SAT. 0% submitted the ACT.

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Does Bland Have On-Campus Housing?

Yes! Bland provides on-campus housing for up to 250 students.

Bland students are active in the school's RBC Newspaper, Student Ambassadors and Student Government.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Bland.

Financial Aid at Bland

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is Bland a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a school is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Bland

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Bland, around 59% return for their sophomore year.

Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Based on this information, how does Bland sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Bland a good school for you?

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Where is Bland?

Bland is located in the rural setting of Petersburg, Virginia, less than an hour from Richmond.

If you want to see Bland for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 95 to Petersburg, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Richmond International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Bland and Petersburg are like without leaving home.

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College Info

8311 Halifax Road Petersburg, VA 23805

Campus Setting: Rural

Bland Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 30

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Bland is Aug 30.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Bland is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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Wondering what life at Bland is like? There are approximately 1,634 students enrolled at Bland. 64% percent of students attend school full-time, 99% percent are from VA and 1% percent of students are from other states.


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