College of William and Mary


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Public

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Virginia


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

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 7892
Total Grad Students: 1994
Undergraduate Students: 5898
Faculty: 619

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 10:1

Percent Male: 45%
Percent Female: 55%

Financial Resources


Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 83%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 91%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information


Williamsburg Virginia 23187


Main Email:

Main Phone: 757-221-4000

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Wendy Livingston
Assistant Dean , Office of Admissions

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:
Stephen Sechrist
Assistant Director of International Studies, International Student Services

Athletics Contact:
Terry Driscoll
Athletics Director , Athletics Department

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

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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.

Credits (Min/Max):
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.

Essay(s) required:
An essay or personal statement is required by all for admission consideration.

Application Fee:
A non-refundable application fee of $60.00 is required.

Other Requirements:

Fall Deadline:

Spring Deadline:

Summer Deadline:
contact the Office of the University Registrar

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 28 32
English 28 34
Math 27 32
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 620 730
Math 620 720
Writing 620 720

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

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


Books: 1150

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

Financial Aid

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

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