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William & Mary

Williamsburg, VA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate33%

About William And Mary

The College of William and Mary is a distinguished research university known for its strong academic reputation, historic legacy, and vibrant community. The university also goes by William & Mary or W&M. 

William & Mary is known for being academically rigorous and for its strong emphasis on the liberal arts. Some of the most popular areas of study at W&M include economics, business, government, biology, psychology, history, and computer science. 

The William & Mary campus is characterized by historic architecture with a blend of colonial-era and modern facilities. The campus, which is located in the heart of Williamsburg, features scenic grounds of green spaces, tree-lined pathways, and well-maintained gardens that provide areas for students to study, socialize, and relax. 

W&M campus culture can be characterized by a strong sense of community with a small student body. There are many events and activities throughout the year that provide ways for students to socialize and engage with the campus experience. 

William & Mary is an NCAA Division I university and a member of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA). The sports culture at W&M is lively and students have a strong sense of team pride.Sporting events often double as an opportunity for students and the community to gather and celebrate their school spirit. Popular sports at William & Mary include basketball, soccer, lacrosse, and track & field. 

Did You Know?

William & Mary is the second oldest university in the United States. It was founded in 1693, coming in second just after Harvard which was founded in 1636. With such a long history, William & Mary has played a significant role in the shaping of US history - some of its earlier alumni include several founding fathers including Thomas Jefferson and several presidents.

What the CC Community is saying about William & Mary

"WM has a small, walkable, beautiful campus. The students seem happy and friendly. Lots of trees and historic buildings."

"Spend time in the Sunken Gardens. Relaxation and recreation happens there. See the Wren Building, the oldest academic building in continuous use in the US. Great academic buildings. Newer education, business, and science buildings. Other buildings have been upgraded over time."

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William & Mary is a public, state institution in the town of Williamsburg, Virginia. William And Mary was founded in 1693. The college enrolls around 9,658 students per year, including 6,801 undergraduates.

William And Mary Acceptance Rate

It is extremely difficult to get into William And Mary. Around 34% of applicants get into William And Mary each year. Out of 18,087 applications received in 2022, 6,059 students were offered admission.

William & Mary Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 34%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 50%
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 4.0
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 52%

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William & Mary is located in Williamsburg, Virginia, near Richmond.

If you are interested in seeing William And Mary for yourself, be sure to 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 & Mary and Williamsburg are like without leaving home.

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.

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William And Mary SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1375 - 1520


Math SAT Range

680 - 770


Reading SAT Range

695 - 750

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Wondering what life at William And Mary is like? There are approximately 9,658 students enrolled at William And Mary, including 6,801 undergraduate students and 2,857 graduate students. 99% percent of students attend school full-time, 68% percent are from VA and 32% percent of students are from other states.


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