College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, Virginia
4-year Public university


College of William and Mary is a public institution established in 1693 with suburban setting located at Williamsburg. It is ranked 32 in National Universities in 2018 edition of Best Colleges. It practices semester-based academic calendar. The college has more than 30 undergraduate programs and more than 10 graduate and professional degree programs. Its highly ranked graduate schools include the Marshall-Wythe School of Law, the first law school in the U.S.; the School of Education; and the Mason School of Business. Students can join the Phi Beta Kappa fraternity, the nation’s first academic Greek society, as well as other fraternities and sororities. All freshmen are required to live on campus, and the majority of upperclassmen choose to live on campus as well.

#32 in National Universities
Location Williamsburg, Virginia
Type 4-year Public
Year Founded 1693
Selectivity Moderate
Size Medium
6,285 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Social Sciences
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • History
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
For out-of-state students
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $23,400
Outstate Tuition Fee $44,701
Room and Board Fees $12,236
$55,400 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


37% (Moderate Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Difficult
$75 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
4.2 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Recommended
SAT Subject Test Considered
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Other Applications Accepted Coalition Application

For International Students

100 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

English is your native language, and if your schooling during the past five years or more has been in English

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Decision Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$21,252 Average Financial Aid
Need-based Aid available for International Students

Need-based Aid

$16,025 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $60,480
96% Students with need received Financial Aid
78% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application Priority Deadline March 1
Forms to be submitted CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE, FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

William & Mary Scholars
Total Worth amount of in-state tuition and fees
Eligibility academically distinguished students who have overcome unusual adversity and/or are members of underrepresented groups who would contribute to campus diversity
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A
Monroe Scholars
Total Worth a $3000 research stipend, special housing option during freshman year
Eligibility top 10-15% of all admitted students to the College of William and Mary
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A
1693 Scholars
Total Worth including full tuition, general fees and room and board annually for Virginia residents and the equivalent amount annually for non-Virginia residents.
Eligibility Freshmen who are top 1% of their class and have taken he most demanding curriculum available to them
Minimum Criteria score a 1500 and higher on the SAT (Critical Reading plus Math)
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

Army ROTC Scholarship
Total Worth Covers full tuition and fees OR full room and board.
Details --
Hulon Willis Scholarship
Total Worth $2,000
Details Sponsored by the Alumni Association. Only current students are eligible. Two successful applicants will be awarded. Application Deadline: March 16, 2018.


6,285 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Medium
95% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
91% Students graduate within 6 years