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College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, VA

At A Glance

Main Address

PO Box 8795

Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795

https://www.wm.edu/

Admission Office

Office of Admissions, PO Box 8795

Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795

(757) 221-4223

Fax : (757) 221-1242

admission@wm.edu

Contact : Tim Wolfe

Dean of Admission

Type of School

Medium

Public

university

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Member

College Board Code: 5115

Quick Facts

Regular Application Deadline : January 1

Total undergraduates : 6,256

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 1,530

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 84.0%

Average financial aid package : $26,125.00

In-State Tuition : $23,628.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $46,283.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Setting

Large Town (10-50k)

Suburban

Residential campus

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: Jan 1

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : Apr 1

Student must reply to acceptance by : May 1

Housing deposit due : May 1

Early Decision And Action

Early decision application due : Nov 1

College will notify student of early decision by : Dec 10

Other early decision deadline : Jan 1

College will notify student of other early decision by : Feb 1

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Feb 15

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Mar 1

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : Mar 1

College will notify student of transfer decision by : May 1

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : May 15

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : Mar 1

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : Mar 15

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

International Students

Fall application due : Jan 1

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Degrees Offered in : Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral degrees

Returning for sophomore year : 95.0%

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Social Sciences : 23.0%
Business/Marketing : 11.0%
Biology : 9.0%
Interdisciplinary Studies : 8.0%
Psychology : 7.0%
Parks And Recreation : 6.0%
Physical Sciences : 6.0%
English : 5.0%
History : 5.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
African-American/Black Studies B
American/United States Studies/Civilization B D M
Chinese Studies B
Latin American Studies B
Women's Studies B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B M
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography D M
Neuroscience B

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting B M
Business Administration and Management, General B M
Finance, General B
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management B
Management Science M
Marketing/Marketing Management, General B

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Science B
Computer and Information Sciences, General D M

Education
Administration of Special Education D
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services D M
Curriculum and Instruction M
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented M
Educational Leadership and Administration, General D M
Elementary Education and Teaching B
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration D M
Secondary Education and Teaching M
Special Education and Teaching, General M

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General B

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature B
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General B
French Language and Literature B
German Language and Literature B
Japanese Language and Literature B
Linguistics B
Spanish Language and Literature B

History
History, General B D M

Legal Professions & Studies
Legal Studies M

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics and Statistics B
Mathematics, General B

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences D M
International/Globalization Studies B
Medieval and Renaissance Studies B
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General B

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B M
Geology/Earth Science, General B
Physics, General B D M

Psychology
Educational Psychology D M
Psychology, General B M

Public Administration & Social Services
Public Policy Analysis B M

Social Sciences
Anthropology B D M
Economics, General B
International Relations and Affairs B
Political Science and Government, General B
Sociology B

Visual & Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General B
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B
Film/Cinema/Media Studies B
Music, General B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Accelerated Program

Double Major

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

Honors Program

Independent Study

Internships

Student-Designed Major

Teacher Certification

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Washington Semester

ROTC Available

ROTC, Army

Extended Class Availability

Distance Learning

Computer Services

275 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Libraries, Student Center

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Computer repair service available on campus

Student web hosting available

Wireless network available

Where Graduates Go

Within one year of receiving their bachelor’s degree:

Law : 2.0%

Business : 1.0%

Medical : 2.0%

Other : 10.0%

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Medium-sized

Unique Facilities : institute for marine science, applied research center, center for energy/environment, global research institute, institute of bill of rights law, institute for historical biology, institute for integrative bird behavior studies, environmental field laboratory, museum of art, observatory, continuous beam accelerator, a solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance facility, college woods, lake trails

Geographic Location : 50 miles from Richmond, 50 miles from Norfolk.

Large Town

Suburban

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 6,256

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 1,530

Degree-seeking undergrads : 6,240

Graduate enrollment : 2,517

Student General Information

All students average age : 20

Full time students average age : 20

In state students : 69.0%

Out of state students : 31.0%

Part Time students : <1%

Percentage of males : 42.0%

Percentage of females : 58.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 6.0%

Black African American : 7.0%

Asian : 8.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 10.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 5.0%

White : 58.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 6.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Other Activities & Organizations : All students pledge to uphold the Honor Code. Freshman and sophomore students are required to live on campus. Students negotiate some residential policies, such as quiet hours and visitation, through self-determination.

31.0% Men who Join Fraternities

29.0% Women who Join Sororities

Student Newspaper : The Flat Hat

Student Newspaper URL : www.flathatnews.com

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 99.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 70.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Single Students

Special Housing For Disabled Students

Special Housing For International Students

Theme Housing

Coed Housing

Fraternity/Sorority Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $350.00

Housing deposit due : May 1

Housing deposit is not refunded if student does not enroll.

Car is not allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Tribe

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Scholarship

Club

Intercollegiate

Intramural

NCAA Division I

NCAA Division IAA

Counseling And Wellness

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Career counseling

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Legal services

Minority students services

On-campus daycare

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Economically disadvantaged students services

Women's services

Employment services for undergraduates

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Veteran's counselor

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Pre-admission summer program

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

Y

Fraternities

Y

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

Y

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

Y

Pep Band

Y

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

Y

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

Y

Television Station

Y

Yearbook

Y

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Badminton

Men's Club

Women's Club

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Bowling

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Cheerleading

Men's Club

Women's Club

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Equestrian

Men's Club

Women's Club

Fencing

Men's Club

Women's Club

Field Hockey

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Women's NCAA Division I

Football

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division IAA

Football(non-tackle)

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Gymnastics

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Ice Hockey

Men's Club

Judo

Men's Club

Women's Club

Lacrosse

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Women's NCAA Division I

Racquetball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Rowing (Crew)

Men's Club

Women's Club

Rugby

Men's Club

Women's Club

Sailing

Men's Club

Women's Club

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Softball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's Club

Squash

Men's Club

Women's Club

Swimming

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Sync. Swimming

Men's Club

Women's Club

Table tennis

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Tennis

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Track: Indoor

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Track: Outdoor

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Triathlon

Men's Club

Women's Club

Ultimate Frisbee

Men's Club

Women's Club

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Women's NCAA Division I

Water Polo

Men's Club

Women's Club

Weightlifting

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Wrestling

Men's Club

Women's Club

Other Sports : ballroom dancing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Kendo, cycling, martial arts, outdoors club, Quidditch, rock climbing, running, Shotokan karate, surfing, Tae Kwon Do


Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $75.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 14,680

Admitted : 5,532

Enrolled : 1,530

Very selective 38.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : 1,160

Admitted early admission : 571

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --

Plan Available for early admission : Early decision

Offered place on waitlist : 3,937

Number accepting place : 1,989

Accepted from list : 186



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Application Essay

Character/Personal Qualities

Class Rank

Extracurricular Activities

Recommendations

Rigor of secondary school record

Standardized Test Scores

State Residency

Talent/Ability

Volunteer Work

Work Experience

Considered

Alumni Relation

First generation college student

Geographical Residence

Interview

Level of Applicant's Interest

Racial/Ethnic Status

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Considered if submitted: SAT Subject Tests

Required: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

AP

Institution's own exam

SAT score use policy

Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

Primary importance is placed on the academic record, including in-class achievement, rigor of curriculum and standardized testing. Extracurricular involvements, writing samples, recommendations, talents and abilities also receive consideration within the admission process.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 75.0%

Top Quarter : 97.0%

Top Half : 99.0%

Bottom Half : 1.0%

Bottom Quarter : 1.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 3.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 1.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 56.0%

600 - 699 : 39.0%

500 - 599 : 5.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 57.0%

600 - 699 : 33.0%

500 - 599 : 9.0%

400 - 499 : 1.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 77.0%

24 - 29 : 20.0%

18 - 23 : 3.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 52.0%

24 - 29 : 41.0%

18 - 23 : 6.0%

12 - 17 : 1.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 82.0%

24 - 29 : 13.0%

18 - 23 : 5.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : No

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: AP examinations must have been taken prior to high school graduation or within six months thereafter, but in all cases before entering William & Mary. The policies in each department governing credit and/or advanced placement for scores on these examinations vary according to how the material covered by examinations fits the curriculum of the department. Members of the William & Mary faculty regularly review curricular documents to update the examination equivalencies. Credit received through these pre-matriculation examinations may be applied toward proficiency, minor, and major requirements, and additional credits in the Knowledge Domains.

High school Coursework

High school diploma or equivalent is not required

Course Name

Required

Recommended

English

0

4

Math

0

4

Science

0

4

Science Lab

0

3

Social Studies

0

4

Foreign Language

0

4

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 80.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 32.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

660 - 770

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

660 - 740

ACT Composite

30 - 34


AP & Admission Policy

From the college: A high school student's program should be as rigorous as possible, so the AP class is very important, but the actual score earned on the test is not as important in the admission process.

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

Art History

5

6

ARTH 251 ARTH 252

All

Biology

5

4

--

All

Calculus AB

4

4

MATH 111

All

Calculus BC

3

4

MATH 111

All

4

8

MATH 111 & 112

All

Chemistry

4

4

CHEM 103 (3), CHEM 103L (1)

All

5

8

CHEM 103 (3), CHEM 103L (1), CHEM Elective (3), CHEM 254 (1)

All

Chinese Language and Culture

3

4

CHIN 202

All

4

4

CHIN 205

All

5

8

CHIN 205 CHIN 206

All

Comparative Government and Politics

4

3

GOVT 203

All

Computer Science A

4

4

CSCI 141

All

Computer Science Principles

4

3

CSCI 131

All

English Language and Composition

3

3

WRIT 101

All

English Literature and Composition

3

3

ENGL 1XX

All

Environmental Science

4

--

--

All

5

4

ENSP 101

All

European History

5

6

HIST 111 HIST 112

All

French Language and Culture

3

3

FREN 206

All

5

6

FREN 206 FREN 210

All

German Language and Culture

3

3

GRMN 202

All

4

3

GRMN 210

All

5

6

GRMN 210

All

Human Geography

4

3

GOVT 381

All

Japanese Language and Culture

4

3

JAPN 1XX

All

5

4

JAPN 202

All

Latin

3

4

LATN 101

All

4

4

LATN 102

All

5

6*

LATN 201 LATN 202

All

Macroeconomics

4

3

ECON 102

All

Microeconomics

4

3

ECON 101

All

Music Theory

3

--

--

All

5

3

MUSC 201

All

Physics 1

5

8*

PHYS 107/L & 108/L

All

Physics 2

5

8*

PHYS 107/L & 108/L

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

5

4

PHYS 102 PHYS 102L

All

Physics C: Mechanics

5

4

PHYS 101 PHYS 101L

All

Psychology

4

--

--

All

5

6

PSYC 201 PSYC 202

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

3

HISP 202

All

4

3

HISP 206

All

5

6

HISP 206 HISP 207

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

3

HISP 202

All

4

3

HISP 207

All

5

6

HISP 207 HISP 208

All

Statistics

4

3

MATH 106

All

United States Government and Politics

4

3

GOVT 201

All

United States History

5

6

HIST 121 HIST 122

All

World History: Modern

5

6

HIST 1XX HIST 1XX

All

*Check with the related academic department at the college for more information.


Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 74.0%

% of loans / jobs : 26.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 96.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 53.0%

% Judged to have need : 69.0%

% that were offered aid : 67.0%

% that had need fully met : 36.0%

% of need met : 84.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $26,125.00

Avg non need-based aid : $17,835.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $18,657.00

Avg need-based loan : $3,092.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $28,895.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Mar 1

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Joe Dobrota

Financial aid office phone : (757) 221-2420

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $425.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): $1,278.00

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Alumni Affiliation

Athletics

Music/Drama

State/District Residency

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Art

Athletics

Leadership

Music/Drama

ROTC

Tuition payment plans

External finance company

Installment payment

ROTC Programs

ROTC, Army : Offered on Campus

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$23,628.00

$23,628.00

$23,628.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$46,283.00

$46,283.00

$46,283.00

Room and board:

$13,356.00

$13,356.00

$5,118.00

Books and supplies:

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$1,500.00

$1,500.00

$1,500.00

Transportation expenses:

$550.00

$550.00

$1,050.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$40,034.00

$40,034.00

$32,296.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$62,689.00

$62,689.00

$54,951.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Baseball

Available

Basketball

Available

Available

Cross-Country

Available

Available

Field Hockey

Available

Football

Available

Golf

Available

Available

Gymnastics

Available

Available

Lacrosse

Available

Soccer

Available

Available

Swimming

Available

Tennis

Available

Available

Track and Field

Available

Available

Volleyball

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: --

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): --

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): --

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: --

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: --

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 60

Admission Requirements (Required)

High School Transcript

College Transcript(s)

Essay or Personal Statement

Statement of good standing from Prior Institution(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 805

Transfers admitted percentage: 51.0%

Transfers admitted: 413

Transfers enrolled percentage: 21.0%

Transfers enrolled: 173

Students who applied for transfer from 2 year schools: 49.0%

Students who applied for transfer from 4 year schools: 51.0%

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Re-entry advisor

Special Requirements

--

For International Students

Admission for International Students

International Application Due for Fall 2021: Jan 1

Application fee: $75.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $46,283.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $13,356.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $13,356.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $1,278.00

Financial Aid

Non-resident aliens must submit the following financial aid forms:

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 100

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser