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William & Mary
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  • 4 Year
  • WILLIAMSBURG, VA

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Following CDC guidelines, William & Mary will temporarily reinstate a requirement for masks to be worn indoors by everyone, including visitors, in shared spaces, effective Tuesday, Aug. 10. The policy applies to all classrooms, labs, shared offices and indoor hallways in buildings on William & Mary properties. Masks will not be required outdoors. Learn More

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Value
    grade A+
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade A+
  8. Location
    grade B
  9. Dorms
    grade C minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade C minus
  11. Student Life
    grade A minus
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

200 RICHMOND ROAD
WILLIAMSBURG, VA 23187
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Colonial Athletic Association
From William & Mary

William & Mary is unlike any other university in America.

We’re the second oldest institution of higher education in the nation, but also a cutting-edge research university. We’re a "Public Ivy" — one of only eight in the nation — offering a world-class education at an exceptional value.

Our students are not only some of the smartest in the world, but passionate about serving others and serious about having fun. Our professors are teachers, scholars and research mentors, the cornerstone of a thriving intellectual community that produces experienced, engaged, successful graduates.

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William & Mary Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
January 1
Acceptance Rate
38%
SAT Range
1320-1510
ACT Range
30-34
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$18,551 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$20,591 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
56%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 79 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 89 responses
42%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 89 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    0%
  • On Campus
    100%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,190 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
66
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
10%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 66 responses
  • Intelligent
    30%
  • Passionate
    29%
  • Twamp
    12%
  • Gifted
    11%
  • Nerdy
    9%
  • Quirky
    5%
  • A gifted and passionate twamp
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
57%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 115 responses
Poll
77%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 137 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 60 responses
  • One tribe one family
    48%
  • Tribe Pride
    35%
  • WILLIAM AND MARY, LOVED OF OLD
    12%
  • Boring
    2%
  • Driven
    2%
  • Home away from home
    2%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$58,500 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
90%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 46 responses

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