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College of William and Mary - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


William and Mary

William and Mary

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William and Mary

William and Mary

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College of William & Mary Description:

The College of William & Mary typically ranks among the best public universities in the country, and its small size sets it apart from other highly ranked universities. The college has well-respected programs in business, law, accounting, international relations and history. Founded in 1693, the College of William & Mary is the second oldest institution of higher learning in the country. The campus is located in historic Williamsburg, Virginia, and the school educated three U.S. presidents: Thomas Jefferson, John Tyler and James Monroe. The college not only has a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, but the honor society originated there. In athletics, the College of William & Mary Tribe competes in the NCAA Division I Colonial Athletic Association.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 8,258 (6,171 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 45% Male / 55% Female
  • 99% Full-time

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Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $15,463 (in-state); $38,440 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,816
  • Other Expenses: $1,850
  • Total Cost: $28,329 (in-state); $51,306 (out-of-state)

William & Mary Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 54%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 31%
    • Loans: 29%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $14,382
    • Loans: $6,337

Most Popular Majors:

Biology, Business Administration, English, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Political Science, Psychology

Graduation, Transfer and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 96%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 8%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 83%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 90%

William & Mary Mission Statement:

"The College of William and Mary, a public university in Williamsburg Virginia, is the second-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Established in 1693 by British royal charter, William and Mary is proud of its role as the Alma Mater of generations of American patriots, leaders and public servants. Now, in its fourth century, it continues this tradition of excellence by combining the best features of an undergraduate college with the opportunities offered by a modern research university. Its moderate size, dedicated faculty, and distinctive history give William and Mary a unique character among public institutions, and create a learning environment that fosters close interaction among students and teachers.

The university's predominantly residential undergraduate program provides a broad liberal education in a stimulating academic environment enhanced by a talented and diverse student body. This nationally acclaimed undergraduate program is integrated with selected graduate and professional programs in five faculties -- Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Law, and Marine Science. Masters and doctoral programs in the humanities, the sciences, the social sciences, business, education, and law provide a wide variety of intellectual opportunities for students at both graduate and undergraduate levels.

At William and Mary, teaching, research, and public service are linked through programs designed to preserve, transmit, and expand knowledge. Effective teaching imparts knowledge and encourages the intellectual development of both student and teacher. Quality research supports the educational program by introducing students to the challenge and excitement of original discovery, and is a source of the knowledge and understanding needed for a better society. The university recognizes its special responsibility to the citizens of Virginia through public and community service to the Commonwealth as well as to national and international communities. Teaching, research, and public service are all integral parts of the mission of William and Mary."

(mission statement from www.wm.edu/provost/strategicplan/WilliamMaryMissionStatement.pdf)

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