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About William And Mary

William & Mary is a public, state school in an small town setting in Williamsburg, Virginia. William And Mary was founded in 1693 and now enrolls around 8,939 students a year, including 6,236 undergrads.

William And Mary offers housing for up to 0 students. The majority of students live on-campus and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.About 0% of students stay on-campus during the weekends..

William And Mary's endowment was valued at $967.685 million in 2021. For each full-time student, William And Mary spends about $15,769. There are 12 William And Mary undergrads for each full-time professor.

2021 William And Mary Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 42%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 51%
Average GPA 4.3
In-State Tuition $17,168
Out-of-State $40,089

2022 William And Mary Regular Decision Application Deadline

William And Mary's regular decision application deadline is January 1. All regular decision applicants will be notified by April 1.

William And Mary Early Admission

William & Mary offers early decision but does not offer early action.

51% of applicants that applied early decision in 2021 got in to William And Mary.

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2021 Acceptance Rate for William & Mary

It is extremely difficult to get into William And Mary. William And Mary admitted 42% of all applicants in 2021. Out of 14,201 applications received in 2021, 5,987 students were offered admission.

William And Mary Waitlist

William And Mary reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into William & Mary?

William And Mary is considered extremely 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 William And Mary, applicants must submit the following items.

William And Mary Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1 2
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Test Scores for William And Mary

The average high school GPA for a student admitted to William And Mary is 4.3 on a 4.0 scale.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to William And Mary.

Is William And Mary Test Optional?

William And Mary has a test optional admissions policy. 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, 77% submitted the SAT. 32% submitted the ACT.

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Does William And Mary Offer On-Campus Housing?

Yes! William And Mary provides on-campus housing for students.

William And Mary students are active in the school's Alma Mater Productions, Student Assembly and Residence Hall Association. Yule Log Ceremony, King and Queen Ball, and and Opening Convocation Exercises are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

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

Financial Aid at William And Mary

William And Mary meets 80% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $25,817 a year.

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

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can.. 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 William And Mary a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention and Graduation Rates at William And Mary

About 93% of students who start at William And Mary come back the next year. Out of the 1,511 students who started at William And Mary as first-time freshman, 1,277 graduate within four years.

William And Mary's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 91%. 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 and Debt for William And Mary Grads

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 55% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent grads is $56,826 a year. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $6,254 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does William And Mary sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is William And Mary a good school for you?

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Where is William & Mary Located?

William And Mary is located in the small town setting of Williamsburg, Virginia, less than an hour from Richmond.

If you want to see William And Mary for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 64 to Williamsburg, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Newport News/Williamsburg International (PHF).

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what William And Mary and Williamsburg are like without leaving home.

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College Info

PO Box 8795 Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795

Campus Setting: Small Town

William And Mary Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to William And Mary is Jan 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to William And Mary is Mar 1.

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


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William And Mary ACT Scores


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30 - 34

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1300 - 1490


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640 - 750


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660 - 740

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William And Mary Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at William And Mary is like? There are approximately 8,939 students enrolled at William And Mary, including 6,236 undergraduate students and 2,703 graduate students. 98% percent of students attend school full-time, 70% percent are from VA and 30% percent of students are from other states.


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