College of William and Mary: Statistics

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#180 of 2,597 In North America
#158 of 2,496 In the United States
#5 of 63 In Virginia
#102 of 1,052 For Law Enforcement
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Quick Review

Acceptance rate
42%
Average SAT
1395
Average ACT
32
Aid receiving
54%
Undergraduates
6,236
Graduates
2,703
Male:Female Ratio
42:58
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
wm.edu

College of William and Mary Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 42% 46% 40%
Applicants 14,201 5,527 8,674
Admissions 5,987 2,546 3,441
Freshmen enrolled full time 1,519 595 924
Freshmen enrolled part time 2 2

5,213 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

3,150 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
1,174 or 77%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1300
or below

75% of them
had 1490
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in the College of William and Mary are 1300-1490 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
494 or 32%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 30
or below

75% of them
had 34
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in the College of William and Mary are 30-34 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Recommendations Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
TOEFL Recommended
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 5492 (61%)
Hispanic 687 (8%)
Asian 683 (8%)
Black or African American 638 (7%)
Nonresident Alien 545 (6%)
Two or more races 486 (5%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 387 (4%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 7 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 7 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$21,578
Students receiving aid
54%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $17,434$10,516
Tuition in-state $17,434$10,516
Tuition out-of-state $40,089$28,305
Fee in-district $6,194$5,924
Fee in-state $6,194$5,924
Fee out-of-state $6,765$6,495

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 4,852
Combined charge for room and board $13,356
Room charge $8,238
Meal charge $5,118

College of William and Mary Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Business Administration and Management, General 181 308
Law 179
Political Science and Government, General 155
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 132 9
Psychology, General 120 5
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education & Fitness, General 119
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 103
Economics, General 101
Management Science 92
Curriculum and Instruction 88
History, General 69 12 5
International Relations and Affairs 81
Accounting 76
Computer Science 68
English Language and Literature, General 64
Mathematics, General 63
Neuroscience 61
Public Policy Analysis, General 45 13
Chemistry, General 51 4
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other 42
Physics, General 29 8 4
Legal Professions and Studies, Other 37
Computer and Information Sciences, General 17 10
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services 21 5
Sociology, General 24
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography 9 14
Geology & Earth Science, General 22
Anthropology, General 17 3 2
Philosophy 19
Art & Art Studies, General 18
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 18
Area Studies, Other 14
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 13
Educational Psychology 13
American & United States Studies & Civilization 5 2 5
Biological and Physical Sciences 1 9
Music, General 7
Spanish Language and Literature 6
French Language and Literature 5
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 5
Religion & Religious Studies 3
Chinese Studies 3
Japanese Language and Literature 1
Grand Total 1,604 736 275
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 91% 88% 94%
  • Full-time retention rate - 93%
  • Part-time retention rate - 33%

Publications & Citations

Publications
16,043
Citations
576,326

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
4,263 / 80,077
Physics
2,996 / 142,240
Computer Science
1,652 / 73,426
Engineering
1,636 / 50,457
Environmental Science
1,536 / 102,902
Psychology
1,520 / 87,950
Business
1,387 / 42,770
Political Science
1,265 / 9,767
Biology
1,159 / 52,481
Chemistry
1,151 / 34,381
Law
1,119 / 4,118
Mathematics
1,069 / 44,651
Quantum and Particle physics
1,056 / 78,558
Economics
1,050 / 26,869
Medicine
965 / 28,653
Sociology
838 / 17,960
Materials Science
692 / 16,121
Nuclear Physics
681 / 48,793
Ecology
627 / 56,131
Atomic and Molecular physics
572 / 18,061
Demography
508 / 25,433
Social Psychology
504 / 43,611
Art & Design
486 / 6,269
History
406 / 2,634
Condensed Matter Physics
327 / 13,065
Child Psychology
320 / 19,837
Geography and Cartography
311 / 10,466
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
306 / 11,982
Optical Engineering
278 / 7,620
Education Majors
275 / 13,099
Blockchain and Cryptography
273 / 12,678
Math Teachers
245 / 10,712
Oceanography
240 / 21,475
Public Policy / Administration
236 / 3,477
Finance
235 / 6,834
Investment Banking and Stock trading
225 / 5,169
Communications and Public Relations
213 / 7,236
Philosophy
211 / 433
Geology
205 / 12,082
Computer Networking
188 / 12,653

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 198 2228
1992 205 2472
1993 230 2473
1994 232 2790
1995 242 3074
1996 252 3525
1997 304 3732
1998 314 4031
1999 309 4393
2000 345 5635
2001 362 6817
2002 409 8719
2003 400 11158
2004 431 12562
2005 491 13926
2006 562 15252
2007 672 18599
2008 633 20165
2009 673 23675
2010 706 25363
2011 779 29205
2012 793 33658
2013 768 40266
2014 847 42979
2015 855 42930
2016 824 42800
2017 807 43509
2018 769 43769
2019 770 47916
2020 793 53025
2021 743 54603

College of William and Mary alumni

  1. Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1743-1826 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    teachercryptographerarchitectlawyerwriter
    Biography

    Thomas Jefferson was an American statesman, diplomat, lawyer, architect, philosopher, and Founding Father who served as the 3rd president of the United States from 1801 to 1809. He had previously served as the second vice president of the United States under John Adams and as the first United States secretary of state under George Washington. The principal author of the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson was a proponent of democracy, republicanism, and individual rights, motivating American colonists to break from the Kingdom of Great Britain and form a new nation; he produced formative documents and decisions at both the state and national levels.

  2. Glenn Close

    Glenn Close
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    film actorvoice actorfilm directorscreenwriterstage actor
    Biography

    Glenn Close is an American actress. Throughout her career spanning over four decades, Close has garnered numerous accolades, including two Screen Actors Guild Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, three Primetime Emmy Awards, and three Tony Awards. Additionally, she has been nominated eight times for an Academy Award, holding the record for the most nominations in an acting category without a win (tied with Peter O'Toole). In 2016, she was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame, and in 2019, Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

  3. Patton Oswalt

    Patton Oswalt
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Enrolled in the College of William and Mary
    In 1991 graduated with Bachelor of Arts in English studies
    Occupations
    actorscreenwriterfilm producerwritertelevision producer
    Biography

    Patton Oswalt is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and screenwriter. He starred as Spence Olchin in the sitcom The King of Queens (1998–2007) and narrated the sitcom The Goldbergs (2013–present) as adult Adam F. Goldberg. After making his acting debut in the Seinfeld episode "The Couch", he has since appeared in a variety of television series, such as Parks and Recreation, Community, Two and a Half Men, Drunk History, Reno 911!, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Archer, Veep, Justified, Kim Possible, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, portraying Principal Ralph Durbin in A.P. Bio (2018–2021) and Matthew the Raven in the upcoming TV series The Sandman.

  4. James Comey

    James Comey
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    lawyeruniversity teacherpolitician
    Biography

    James Brien Comey Jr. is an American lawyer who was the 7th director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) from 2013 until his dismissal in May 2017. Comey was a registered Republican for most of his adult life; however, in 2016, he described himself as unaffiliated.

General info

Alternative names William & Mary
W&M
Founded 1693
Colors green, gold, silver
Academic Calendar August to August (August - December; January-May; May-August)
Total FTE staff 2,524
Carnegie Classification Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Address 200 Richmond Road
Williamsburg, Virginia, 23187-8795
United States
City population 15,000
Phone 7572214000
Fax +1 (757) 221 1242

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