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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?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$48,465 Avg Cost After Aid
37% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at William & Mary have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 0%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at William & Mary.
  • For the <nil> academic year, 81% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from William & Mary with a bachelor's degree make about $69,897 a year. That's 71% 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.

Where Is William & Mary?


Contact details for William & Mary are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 200 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795
Phone: 757-221-4000

How Do I Get Into William & Mary?

You can apply to William & Mary online at:

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?

37% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
51% Submit SAT Scores
William & Mary has a fairly low acceptance rate of 37%, which makes it more selective than most schools. Take time to make sure you submit all the requested materials and you prepare the application in full. You don't want to get denied right off the bat due to an incomplete application!

Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 42%, and the acceptance rate for women is 33%.

Average Test Scores

About 51% 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 690 and 750. Math scores were between 670 and 770.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for William & Mary  ( 690 to 750 )

SAT Math Scores for William & Mary  ( 670 to 770 )
William & Mary received ACT scores from 19% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 32 and 35. Math scores were between 28 and 33. Composite scores were between 31 and 34.

ACT English Scores for William & Mary  ( 32 to 35 )
ACT Math Scores for William & Mary  ( 28 to 33 )
ACT Composite Scores for William & Mary  ( 31 to 34 )

Can I Afford William & Mary?

$48,465 Net Price
23% Take Out Loans
0.2% 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 23% of students took out student loans averaging $9,912 a year. That adds up to $39,648 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at William & Mary is 0.2%. 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

6,465 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,543 undergraduate students at William & Mary, with 6,465 being full-time and 78 being part-time.


There are also 2,974 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,465 full-time undergraduates at William & Mary, 42% are male and 58% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 676
Black or African American 416
Hispanic or Latino 568
White 3,814
International Students 319
Other Races/Ethnicities 672

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

1,052 Took All Classes Online
2,411 Took At Least One Class Online
188.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 2,411 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.


This school is the 48th most popular in Virginia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

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.

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%.


*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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