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Colleges / Richard Bland College of William & Mary

Richard Bland College of William & Mary

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

Bland Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Bland, the regular decision application deadline is August 30 and the fee for the application is $35.

Bland Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Bland's admissions stats.

Bland 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 2.6
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 6%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 100%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 0%
Waitlist No

Richard Bland College of The College of William and Mary Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Richard Bland College of The College of William and Mary.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Applying Early to Bland?

Bland does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ See a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Richard Bland College of The College of William and Mary Admissions

Transferring to Richard Bland College of The College of William and Mary

Transfer student admissions is not difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Bland

Bland has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Bland?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Bland

Wondering what factors are considered by Bland during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Considered
Class Rank Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered

Make sure to check with Bland for more information on admission factors.

Bland 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Bland, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Bland's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Bland?

Students admitted to Bland have an average unweighted GPA of 2.6.

Out of all students that were admitted, 82% submitted a class rank. At Bland 6% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 20% were in the top 25% and 48% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Richard Bland College of The College of William and Mary, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA ––
3.75 and 3.99 ––
3.50 and 3.74 ––
3.25 and 3.49 ––
3.00 and 3.24 ––
2.50 and 2.9 ––
2.00 and 2.49 ––

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Bland directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Bland considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

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.

In 2021, 100% of Bland's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 0% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Bland?

What is a Good ACT Score for Bland?

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More Information on Transferring to Richard Bland College of The College of William and Mary

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to Bland. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Bland during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Bland Admissions FAQs

Do I have to submit test scores to Bland?

✅ Bland is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Bland's acceptance rate?

✅ Bland has an acceptance rate of 89%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Bland?

❌ Bland does not offer early decision.

Want To Learn More About Bland?

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Bland Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into Bland? Bland is a less selective institution. The Bland acceptance rate is 89%. This means that the institution accepts 88 out of every 100 applicants.


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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available

Bland GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Bland, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 2.63. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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

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