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William & Mary Overview

William & Mary is a public institution located in Williamsburg, Virginia. William & Mary is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

What Is William & Mary Known For?

1,969 Undergraduate Awards
$48,465 Avg Cost After Aid
42% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at William & Mary have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 1%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at William & Mary.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 81% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from William & Mary with a bachelor's degree make about $58,500 a year. That's 43% more than those who graduate from other schools.
  • It takes the average William & Mary student 4.1 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

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William & Mary Rankings

We have ranked William & Mary as #142 out of 2,587 colleges and universities in the country in our 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #7 out of 73 schools in Virginia.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

William & Mary has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#116 Best Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#143 Best Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at William & Mary.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#18 Best Philosophy & Religious Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best Business Administration & Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Best Public & Social Service Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Best Curriculum & Instruction Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#31 Best Mathematics & Statistics Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#39 Best Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#46 Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#68 Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure & Fitness Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#77 Best Social Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#86 Best Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards William & Mary has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#24 Best Mathematics & Statistics Schools College Factual
#26 Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Schools College Factual
#54 Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Schools College Factual
#73 Best Business, Management & Marketing Schools College Factual
#75 Best Education Schools College Factual
#134 Best Business Schools Business Degree Central

Where Is William & Mary?

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Contact details for William & Mary are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 200 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795
Phone: 757-221-4000
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/williamandmary
Twitter: https://twitter.com/williamandmary

How Do I Get Into William & Mary?

You can apply to William & Mary online at: https://www.wm.edu/admission/

Admission Requirements for William & Mary

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into William & Mary?

42% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
77% Submit SAT Scores
You'll need to do what you can to make your application stand out if you plan to apply to William & Mary. The school screens its applicants carefully and has a fairly low acceptance rate of 42%. So, don't just throw your admission packet together at the last minute!

Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 46%, and the acceptance rate for women is 40%.

Average Test Scores

About 77% of students accepted to William & Mary submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 660 and 740. Math scores were between 640 and 750.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for William & Mary  ( 660 to 740 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for William & Mary  ( 640 to 750 )
200
800
William & Mary received ACT scores from 32% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 31 and 35. Math scores were between 27 and 32. Composite scores were between 30 and 34.

ACT English Scores for William & Mary  ( 31 to 35 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for William & Mary  ( 27 to 32 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for William & Mary  ( 30 to 34 )
1
36

Can I Afford William & Mary?

$48,465 Net Price
22% Take Out Loans
1.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of William & Mary is $48,465. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At William & Mary, approximately 22% of students took out student loans averaging $10,462 a year. That adds up to $41,848 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at William & Mary is 1.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

William & Mary Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,131 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,236 undergraduate students at William & Mary, with 6,131 being full-time and 105 being part-time.

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There are also 2,703 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,131 full-time undergraduates at William & Mary, 41% are male and 59% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of William & Mary students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 557
Black or African American 430
Hispanic or Latino 537
White 3,632
International Students 292
Other Races/Ethnicities 683

Geographic Diversity

Virginia students aren't the only ones who study at William & Mary. At this time, 40 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 73 countries are represented at William & Mary. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at William & Mary

3,150 Took All Classes Online
8,363 Took At Least One Class Online
188.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 8,363 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at William & Mary has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 19th most popular in Virginia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of William & Mary

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at William & Mary was $18,687 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $42,274. The following table shows how William & Mary is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods #62 #132

Online Growth Rankings of William & Mary

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at William & Mary was 188.4%. This is the #293 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at William & Mary regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of William & Mary majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Education 11%
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 17%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 50%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at William & Mary ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at William & Mary.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods #11
Mental & Social Health Services #16
Teacher Education Grade Specific #41
Education #115
Business, Management & Marketing #166
Health Professions #178

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

William & Mary Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 193 0 308 0 501
Political Science & Government 182 0 0 0 182
Law 0 0 0 179 179
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 165 0 0 0 165
General Biology 137 0 9 0 146
General Psychology 141 0 5 0 146
Economics 142 0 0 0 142
Health & Physical Education 129 0 0 0 129
History 97 0 12 5 114
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 92 0 92
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 88 0 88
International Relations & National Security 88 0 0 0 88
Mathematics 80 0 0 0 80
Accounting 0 0 76 0 76
General English Literature 76 0 0 0 76
Computer Science 73 0 0 0 73
Public Policy 54 0 13 0 67
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 66 0 0 0 66
Educational Administration 0 0 18 42 60
Chemistry 56 0 4 0 60
Area Studies 38 0 2 5 45
Physics 29 0 8 4 41
Romance Languages 38 0 0 0 38
Legal Professions (Other) 0 0 37 0 37
Philosophy 34 0 0 0 34
Sociology 31 0 0 0 31
Computer Information Systems 0 0 17 10 27
Student Counseling 0 0 21 5 26
Anthropology 21 0 3 2 26
Fine & Studio Arts 26 0 0 0 26
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 9 14 23
Geological & Earth Sciences 22 0 0 0 22
Classical Languages & Literature 15 5 0 0 20
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 7 13 0 20
Special Education 0 13 0 0 13
Music 12 0 0 0 12
Religious Studies 11 0 0 0 11
Biological & Physical Science 0 0 1 9 10
Drama & Theater Arts 7 0 0 0 7
East Asian Languages 4 0 0 0 4
Geography & Cartography 0 4 0 0 4
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 2 0 0 2
Germanic Languages 2 0 0 0 2
Marketing 0 0 0 0 0
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 0 0 0
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 0 0
Statistics 0 0 0 0 0
Data Science 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,969 31 736 275 3,011

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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