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College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, Virginia

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Overview

Student Population
8,817
College of William and Mary overview
Location Williamsburg, Virginia
Online wm.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
College of William and Mary overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Williamsburg, Virginia, College of William and Mary is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 14,680 prospective students applied, and 5,532 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,530 enrolled in the school.  7,986 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 831 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $17,434 plus fees of $6,194. William & Mary is ranked 50 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

9/10
Overall
10/10
Academics
9/10
Resources
10/10
Outcomes
10/10
Value

William & Mary is rated within the top 12% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 9 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for College of William and Mary within the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Exceptional
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SAT 1320/1510
ACT 30/34
GPA 4.12
Applications Accepted
37.7% 
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Applications Due Jan 1, 2021
Applicant Competition High

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Annual Cost to Attend

Virginia Resident Tuition
$17,434
In State Costs for College of William and Mary
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$6,194
Room and Board $12,926
Budget for Other Expenses$2,041
Total One Year Cost$39,595
Out of State Resident Tuition
$40,089
Out of State Costs for College of William and Mary
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$6,194
Room and Board $12,926
Budget for Other Expenses$2,041
Total One Year Cost$62,250

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$68,700 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
91% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by College of William and Mary students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 24%
Business 11%
General Studies 10%
English and Literature 8%
History 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=231624 IPEDS survey data for College of William and Mary.

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