College of William and Mary Profile


The College of William and Mary, founded in 1693, is a public institution. Since its founding in 1693, it has brought students and faculty together in an intimate setting to study the arts and sciences. The university’s low student-faculty ratio and small class size educate exceptional graduates, who have won five Rhodes Scholarships and many other similar awards in the last ten years. On the graduate level, William and Mary offers a wide range of programs in the arts and sciences, law, business, education and marine science. Its 1,200-acre campus, includes a variety of colonial buildings and is located in Williamsburg, 15 miles northwest of Newport News.


Entrance Difficulty: Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate: 35% of 12,825 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered: No
Early Decision Offered: Yes
Regular Admission Deadline: January 1

Factors Considered for Selection of Students

Academic GPA: Very Important
Standardized Tests: Very Important
Essay: Very Important
Extracurricular Activities: Important

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA: 4
SAT Math: 620-720 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading: 620-730 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing: 620-720 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite: 28-32 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance: In-state: $24,854  Out-of-state: $47,131
Tuition and Fees: In-state: $13,132 Out-of-state: $35,409
Room and Board: $8,772
Average Percent of Need Met: 77%
Average Freshman Award: $15,391
Average Indebtedness of 2010 Graduates: $21,267


Academic Calendar System: Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum: required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates: 591
Regular Class Size: 2-9 students: 15% of classes
10-19 students: 31% of classes
20-29 students: 18% of classes
30-39 students: 20% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-59 students: 5% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes

Financial Aid Office Contacts

Web Site: Financial Aid Web Site

Financial Aid Application Process

Application Deadline: Priority deadline March 15 – Final deadline March 15
Award Notification: On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid: Institutional Methodology
Forms Required: Cost to File
FAFSA Code is 003705: Free

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