College of William and Mary
Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral
College Type: Public
Academic Calendar: Semester
William and Mary typically ranks among the best public universities in the country, and its small size sets it apart from other highly ranked universities. The college has well-respected programs in business, law, accounting, international relations and history. Founded in 1693, the College of William and Mary is the second oldest institution of higher learning in the country. The campus is located in historic Williamsburg, Virginia, and the school educated three U.S. presidents: Thomas Jefferson, John Tyler and James Monroe. The college not only has a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, but the honor society originated there. In athletics, the College of William and Mary Tribe competes in the NCAA Division I Colonial Athletic Association.
Most Popular Majors
Biology, Business Administration, English, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Political Science, Psychology
Total Students: 7892
Total Grad Students: 1994
Undergraduate Students: 5898
Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 10:1
Percent Male: 45%
Percent Female: 55%
Alumni Giving Rate: %
Graduation and Retention Information
Four-Year Graduation Rate: 83%
Six-Year Graduation Rate: 91%
Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010
Williamsburg Virginia 23187
Main Phone: 757-221-4000
Assistant Dean , Office of Admissions
Transfer Services Contact:
International Admissions Contact:
Assistant Director of International Studies, International Student Services
Athletics Director , Athletics Department
Applying to Transfer
Common App Used?
High School Transcript Required?
Minimum GPA for Applying:
A minimum college grade point average of 3.00 is required of transfer applicants. The admission committee prefers a cumulative gpa of 3.5 or higher and considers other factors such as strength of curriculum.
Minimum Grades for Transfer:
The lowest grade earned for any course that may be transferred for credit is a C or higher.
A transfer applicant must have a minimum number of 15 credits completed or else must apply as an entering freshman. inimum number of credits that transfers must complete at your institution to earn a bachelor's degree is 60.
Test Scores for Applying:
Standardized test scores are required of some, if they are needed, applicant will be notified.
Letters of Recommendation Required:
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) is required by all for admission consideration.
An essay or personal statement is required by all for admission consideration.
A non-refundable application fee of $60.00 is required.
contact the Office of the University Registrar
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Standardized Testing Notes:
Transfers Applied: 648
Transfers Accepted: 332
Transfer Percentage Accepted: 51%
Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 35%
Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: 16%
Admissions Data From: Fall 2007
Other Expenses: 1800
Room and Board: 8892
Tuition and Fees: 35962
Total Cost: 47804
Tuition and Fees – In-State: 13132
Total Cost – In-State: 24974
Note on Costs:
Costs Data From: 2011-12
General Financial Aid Information:
If you have what it takes to be a W&M student, our Financial Aid Office will help you find a way to pay for it, through a combination of grants, loans and federal work-study - we'll make sure you graduate with as little debt as possible.
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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:
Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 6295
Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 57%
Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 32%
Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 31%
Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010