College of William and Mary (William and Mary)

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William and Mary can be found in Williamsburg, VA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 8,800 students enrolled each year at William and Mary.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores in the range of 1890 (25th percentile) - 2180 (75th percentile) on the SAT and within the range of 28 (25th percentile) - 32 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is usually submitted among applicants accepted to William and Mary. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the William and Mary average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.68 - 3.89. College of William and Mary sends acceptance letters to around 30 percent of those that apply each year. Of those that are admitted, around 32 percent of students enrolled. You can get more information from the admissions office website at wm.edu.

Overall William and Mary Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013

33.2%

The overall acceptance rate for College of William and Mary was reported as 33.2% in Fall 2013 with over 14,000 college applications submitted to William and Mary. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • William and Mary SAT Scores: 1890 - 2180
  • William and Mary ACT Scores: 28 - 32
  • William and Mary Average GPA: 3.68 - 3.89

How Hard Is It to Get into College of William and Mary?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to College of William and Mary is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2017 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2017-2018 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for College of William and Mary has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 33.5%
  • 2010-2011: 31.7%
  • 2011-2012: 34.6%
  • 2012-2013: 32.2%
  • 2013-2014: 33.2%
  • Projected William and Mary Acceptance Rate 2017-2018: 33.0%

How Does William and Mary Compare?

33.2%
This School
55.5%
National Avg

The acceptance rate for William and Mary is sixty-seven percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Christopher Newport University59.0%
Hampton University36.1%
Norfolk State University65.0%
Virginia State University94.6%
Virginia Wesleyan College92.9%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Recommended

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)

TotalMaleFemale
Applicants14,04636.7%63.3%
Admitted4,66545.0%55.0%
Enrolled1,47944.1%55.9%

Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to William and Mary (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading640 - 740
Math630 - 720
Writing620 - 720
Total Score1890 - 2180
ACT®Score Range
English28 - 34
Math27 - 32
Composite Score28 - 32
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