College of William and Mary: Ranking & Review

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Williamsburg Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 173 497
Top 3%

College of William and Mary Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate36%42%32%
Enrolled undergraduates1,531639892
Enrolled total (including graduate students)8,7403,8744,866

371 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

338 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $75. Application fee for graduates - $50.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankConsidered but not required
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Recommended

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores1,117
Percent of students submitting SAT scores73%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores757
Percent of students submitting ACT scores49%
ACT Composite
ACT English
ACT Math

College of William and Mary Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $37,386 $59,012
Off-campus $37,893 $59,519
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $11,799 and other expenses per full academic year.

College of William and Mary provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 4,646 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $14,613 $37,425
Fees for full-time undergraduates $5,674 $6,245
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $420 $1,195
Tuition for Full-time graduates $9,630 $25,920
Fees for full-time graduates $5,372 $5,944
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $535 $1,265

Programs and Degrees

Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 202 345 547
Social Sciences 326 5 5 336
Legal Professions and Studies 59 208 267
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 195 17 6 218
Physical Sciences 130 22 16 168
Education 120 25 145
Psychology 109 17 126
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 126 126
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 65 30 8 103
History 76 16 9 101
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 78 5 83
English Language and Literature & Letters 76 76
Mathematics and Statistics 58 58
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 40 18 58
Visual and Performing Arts 39 39
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 22 3 11 36
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 26 26
Philosophy and Religious Studies 23 23
Grand Total1,5916522932,536

A total of 1,591 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at College of William and Mary.

At the master's and doctor's level 945 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

Graduation rate92%91%93%
  • Full-time retention rate - 95%
  • Part-time retention rate - 100%

General info

Alternative namesWilliam & Mary
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsgreen, gold, silver
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff2,537
Instructional FTE765
Research FTE33
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Address200 Richmond Road
Williamsburg, Virginia, 23187-8795
United States
Urbanization levelSuburb: Small
City population10,000 - 50,000
Fax+1 (757) 221 1242

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