If you are thinking about applying to William And Mary, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is January 1 and the fee for the application costs $75. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for an application fee waiver.
Students who submit their applications for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than April 1.
William & Mary offers early decision but not early action Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing. Early Decision 2 applications are due 1/1.
The early decision acceptance rate at William And Mary is 51%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 42%. In 2021, William And Mary admitted 600 of the 1181 students who applied early decison.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
William And Mary is aextremely difficult school to get into. William And Mary evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.
In 2021, William And Mary **accepted 42% of students, around 5,987 of the 14,201 students who applied.
Schools that are extremely difficult to get into, like William And Mary, accept fewer than 30% of all applicants. At least 75% of admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT or over 29 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is very difficult. In 2021, William And Mary waitlisted 3,080 students. Of those, 1714 eventually got off the waitlist.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Very Important|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Work Experience||Very Important|
|Extracurricular Activities||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Application Essay||Very Important|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|State Residency||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Volunteer Work||Very Important|
To apply, all applicants to William And Mary must submit the following items. Double check with William And Mary's admissions department to confirm all application materials and 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||√|
Students admitted to William And Mary have an average unweighted GPA of 4.3.
Out of all students that were admitted, 36% submitted a class rank. At William And Mary 77% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 95% were in the top 25% and 99% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At William & Mary, students GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||9.74%|
|3.50 and 3.74||2.77%|
|3.25 and 3.49||1.05%|
|3.00 and 3.24||0.15%|
|2.50 and 2.9||0%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0%|
|William And Mary does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.|
William And Mary is 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, 77% of William And Mary's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 32% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other William And Mary applicants, you should strive to earn between 1300 and 1490 (or higher!) on the SAT. At William And Mary 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1490 and 25% of scored lower than 1300, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of William And Mary students scored 750 or higher and 75% of students scored 660 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of William And Mary students scored 740 or higher, and 75% scored a 660 or higher.
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To be most competitive at William And Mary, you should strive to earn between 30 and 34 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 34 means you fall in the 75th percentile for William And Mary's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 34, and three out of four students scored lower than 34 on the ACT.
A 30 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for William And Mary students. Only one out of every four students scored below 30.
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For transfer students, it is very difficult to get admitted to William And Mary.
For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is March 1. Applicants should hear back by May 1.
Transfer students can enroll in William And Mary during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to William And Mary?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to William And Mary.
Does William And Mary accept transfer credits?
William And Mary accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. William And Mary accepts:
CLEP subject tests DSST/DANTES
Does William And Mary accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
William And Mary accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to William And Mary?
No, William And Mary is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you may want not want to include them in your application..
How hard is it to get into William And Mary? William And Mary is a selective institution. The William And Mary acceptance rate is 42%. This means that the institution accepts 42 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
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
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At William And Mary, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 4.28. 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.
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