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 9,700 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 1320 (25th percentile) - 1510 (75th percentile) on the SAT and within the range of 30 (25th percentile) - 34 (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 3.75 - 3.96. College of William and Mary sends acceptance letters to around 40 percent of those that apply each year. Of those that are admitted, around 28 percent of students enrolled. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall William and Mary Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for College of William and Mary was reported as 37.7% in Fall 2020 with over 14,700 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 ACT Scores: 30 - 34
  • William and Mary Average GPA: 3.75 - 3.96

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 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for College of William and Mary has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 36.5%
  • 2017-2018: 35.9%
  • 2018-2019: 36.9%
  • 2019-2020: 37.7%
  • Projected William and Mary Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 34.4%

How Does William and Mary Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for William and Mary is fifty percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Christopher Newport University71.9%
Hampton University36.0%
Norfolk State University91.8%
Virginia State University95.1%
Virginia Wesleyan College76.8%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • 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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to William and Mary (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading660 - 740
Math660 - 770
Total Score1320 - 1510
ACT®Score Range
English31 - 35
Math27 - 33
Composite Score30 - 34
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