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College of William and Mary

Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1693
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 5,734
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $44,228,355
Admissions Address

PO Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: Most Selective
Average high school GPA: 4.0
Send application by: January 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: N/A
Admissions office telephone: (757) 221-4223
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: January 1
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Send application by: November 1
Decision sent by: December 1
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $60
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
http://www.wm.edu/admission Tuition deposit: $150 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $200 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is not accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A 4
Mathematics N/A 4
Science N/A 4
Lab N/A 3
Foreign language N/A 4
Social studies N/A 4
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units N/A N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: March 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: March 1
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Very important
Talent/ability: Very important
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Very important
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Most Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 32%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 45%
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 31%
Total applicants: 10,722
Total acceptances: 3,468
Total freshman enrollment: 1,349
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 33%
Male applicants: 3,812
Male acceptances: 1,671
Male freshman enrollment: 652
Female applicants: 6,910
Female acceptances: 1,797
Female freshman enrollment: 697
Out-of-state freshmen: 33%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 2,249
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 1,119
Students enrolled from waiting list: 14

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 80%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 96%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 98%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 52%
Average high school GPA: 4.0
First-year students submitting GPA: 85%
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 96%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 620 – 730
Math: 620 – 710
Combined: 1240 – 1440

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 40.0% 34.0%
600-699 44.0% 49.0%
500-599 14.0% 15.0%
400-499 2.0% 2.0%
300-399 0.0% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 4%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 26 – 31
Math: 29 – 34
Composite: 28 – 32

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 54.0% 68.0% 42.0%
24-29 44.0% 28.0% 52.0%
18-23 2.0% 4.0% 6.0%
12-17 N/A N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A


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