W&M

College of William & Mary

200 Stadium Dr, Williamsburg, United States
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  • Total Documents
    896
  • Class Notes
    542
  • Textbook Notes
    34
  • Study Guides
    319
  • Currently Enrolled
    519
  • Previously Enrolled
    296

Overview of College of William & Mary (W&M)

About this school

The College of William and Mary, founded in 1693, is a public institution. Since its founding in 1693, it has brought students and faculty together in an intimate setting to study the arts and sciences. The university's low student-faculty ratio and small class size educate exceptional graduates, who have won five Rhodes Scholarships and many other similar awards in the last ten years. On the graduate level, William and Mary offers a wide range of programs in the arts and sciences, law, business, education and marine science. Its 1,200-acre campus, includes a variety of colonial buildings and is located in Williamsburg, 15 miles northwest of Newport News.
  • Website


    www.wm.edu/
  • Coeducational


    Yes

  • Graduate Students


    2,455

  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:6,285
    • Men:2,664 (42.4%)
    • Women:3,621 (57.6%)

Location

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Admission Information (W&M)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to College of William and Mary is most difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT I or over 29 on the ACT; about 30% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma or equivalent is not required

  • High School Program:

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
4
Science
-
4
Foreign Language
-
4
Social Studies
-
4
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
February 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Considered if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
PO Box 8795
City, State, Zip
Williamsburg, VA  23187-8795
Phone
(757) 221-4223
Fax
(757) 221-1242
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 1
Application Fee
$75
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1, January 1
Early Decision Notification
December 1
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
36% of 14,921 applicants were admitted
Women
32% of 9,182 applicants were admitted
Men
42% of 5,739 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,551 (29%) of 5,359 admitted students enrolled
Women
903 (30%) of 2,965 admitted students enrolled
Men
648 (27%) of 2,394 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
4.24
375 And Above
92%
3.50 - 3.74
5%
3.25 - 3.49
2%
3.00 - 3.24
1%
2.50 - 2.99
-
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
640-740 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
47%
• Score 600 - 700
40%
• Score 500 - 600
12%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
660-740 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
55%
• Score 600 - 700
39%
• Score 500 - 600
7%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
29-33 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
74%
• Score 24 - 29
23%
• Score 18 - 23
3%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (W&M)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $22,044|Out-of-state: $43,099
  • Room & Board: - $11,799 (76.9065310911224%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,400 (9.125277017338027%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,143 (13.968191891539565%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


College of William and Mary accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003705
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
$25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,026 (68.2%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
570 (55.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
547 (96.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
125 (22.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
78%
Average Award
$22,147
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 490 (89.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $16,025
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 321 (58.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,547
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 244 (44.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
30 (2.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,120

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
3,098 (49.9%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,172 (70.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,125 (97.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
500 (23.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$22,087
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,882 (88.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $16,295
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,358 (63.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,126
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 805 (37.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
401 (6.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,127

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
36%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$24,072
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
7.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
3.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,027

Academics & Instruction (W&M)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


Not reported

Part-Time Faculty


Not reported

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • Not reported

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
3,926,394

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
400
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


College of William and Mary provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


95.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


Not reported

Programs & Majors (W&M)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (41)


  • Accounting
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Studies
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Latin American Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Modern Languages
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Social sciences, Biological/life sciences, Interdisciplinary studies

Online Degrees


Elementary education, secondary education, special education, chemistry

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Executive Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, Master of Public Policy, Master of Arts in Education, Master of Accounting, Master of Business Administration, Master of Laws, Master of Education, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (39)


  • Accounting
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Physics
  • Applied Science and Technology
  • Artificial Intelligence/Robotics
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomathematics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Laboratory Sciences/Medical Technology
  • Computational Biology
  • Computational Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Educational Policy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • History
  • Law
  • Marine Sciences
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Medical Physics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Neuroscience
  • Operations Research
  • Optical Sciences
  • Physics
  • Polymer Science and Engineering
  • Public Policy
  • School Psychology

Campus Life (W&M)

Location & Geography

Population


15,167

Nearest Metropolitan Area


1,200 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Richmond

Weather


Temperature
30.9 average low in January, 82.9 average high in September
Rain
116 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
50 mile(s) from campus in Richmond
Nearest Bus Station
Williamsburg
Nearest Train Station
Williamsburg

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


72% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


28%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
-
School Colors
Green, gold, and silver

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, football, soccer, softball, volleyball, weight lifting

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


College of William and Mary offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, alma mater productions, student assembly, residence hall association, alpha phi omega, international relations club

Sororities


36% of women participate

Fraternities


26% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


6,199

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
6,285
Women
3,621
Men
2,664

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 8.3% Asian
  • 7.8% Black/African-American
  • 10.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 63.3% White
  • 5.4% Unknown

International Students


6.2% from 81 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


2,455

Student Resources (W&M)