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Richard Bland College of The College of William and Mary

Petersburg, VA 2-Year Public
Acceptance Rate89%
Acceptance Rate89%

About Bland

Richard Bland College of The College of William and Mary Overview

Richard Bland College of The College of William and Mary is a public, state school in the rural setting of Petersburg, Virginia. Bland was founded in 1961 and now enrolls around 1,634 students a year, including 1,634 undergraduate students. Bland ensures housing for up to 250 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 99% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

📆 Mark your calendar! The final application deadline for Fall 2023 is August 30.

Student Activities at Bland

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Bland's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Bland students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Bland does not have any fraternities or sororities, do it might be a good option if Greek life isn't a priority for you.

Planning to play sports? Bland has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Bland on the Student Life page.

2022 Bland Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 89%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 2.6
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 100%
In-State Tuition $6,000
Out-of-State $11,790

Is Bland a Good School?


There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a better idea of what Bland offers and if the school might be a good fit for you.

Bland Acceptance Rate 2022

It is not difficult to get into Bland. The acceptance rate at Bland is 89%. Last year, 897 students applied to Bland and 797 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Bland

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Bland, around 59% return for their sophomore year. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Bland Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Bland directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Bland

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

For information on Bland's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served 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! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Bland.

Based on this information, does Bland seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! 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 would like 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

Bland ACT Scores

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Bland SAT Scores

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Bland Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$19,384

In State

$33,094

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$6,000
$19,710
Fees
$2,100
$2,100
Housing
$11,284
$11,284
Books
Unknown
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Student Life

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.

64%

Full Time

36%

Part Time

99%

In State

1%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,634

Campus Setting

Rural

Acceptance Rate

89%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$8,100

Out-of-State

$21,810

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 30
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