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How hard is it to get into William & Mary and can I get accepted? The school has a 38% acceptance rate ranking it #7 in Virginia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,532 out of 14,680 applicants were admitted making William & Mary a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 8 percent. College of William and Mary typically accepts and attracts "A" average high school students. Only 28% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||660|
|SAT Math 25th||660|
|SAT Composite 25th||1320|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||740|
|SAT Math 75th||770|
|SAT Composite 75th||1510|
|Average SAT Score||1420|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to College of William and Mary?
College of William and Mary typically requires applicants to be in the top 10 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1320 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1220. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1420 out of 1600. The school ranks #3 in Virginia for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 78 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1510 and Above||Good||>51%|
|1415 to 1510||Avg +||38%-51%|
|1320 to 1415||Avg -||26%-38%|
|1225 to 1320||Reach||17%-26%|
|Less than 1225||Low||<17%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||31|
|ACT Math 25th||27|
|ACT Composite 25th||30|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||35|
|ACT Math 75th||33|
|ACT Composite 75th||34|
|Average ACT Score||32|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into William & Mary?
Admission data indicates that William & Mary regularly accepts students with ACT's of 30 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 7 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 28 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 32 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 34 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #2 in Virginia for highest average ACT composite score. 39 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to College of William and Mary.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|34 and Above||Good||>51%|
|32 to 34||Avg +||38%-51%|
|30 to 32||Avg -||26%-38%|
|28 to 30||Reach||17%-26%|
|Less than 28||Low||<17%|
What GPA do you need to get into College of William and Mary?
Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into William & Mary. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at College of William and Mary was 4.12 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #2 in Virginia for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to William & Mary will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||9%||Reach|
|3.25 to 3.50||3%||Reach|
|3.00 to 3.25||1%||Reach|
|2.75 to 3.00||N/A%||Low|
|2.50 to 2.75||N/A%||Low|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
80% of College of William and Mary freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||80%|
|Top 25% of class||97%|
|Top 50% of class||99%|
|Bottom 50% of class||1%|
|Bottom 25% of class||0%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||29%||26%||28%|
The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2021.
What are the requirements for admission to College of William and Mary and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=231624 IPEDS survey data for College of William and Mary.
78% of students submit their SAT scores to William & Mary. 39% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
38% of those who apply are granted admission to William & Mary. Admission competition is high and the college has elite admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1320 and 1510. 78% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 30 and 34. 39% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.