The College of William and Mary, founded in 1693, is a public institution. Since its founding in 1693, it has brought students and faculty together in an intimate setting to study the arts and sciences. The university's low student-faculty ratio and small class size educate exceptional graduates, who have won five Rhodes Scholarships and many other similar awards in the last ten years. On the graduate level, William and Mary offers a wide range of programs in the arts and sciences, law, business, education and marine science. Its 1,200-acre campus, includes a variety of colonial buildings and is located in Williamsburg, 15 miles northwest of Newport News.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
6,543
Undergraduates
2,722
Men - 41.6%
3,822
Women - 58.4%
2,974
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
37% of 17,475 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 2
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
670-770 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
690-750 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
31-34 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $40,824
Out-of-state: $63,479
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $23,970
Out-of-state: $46,625
Room and Board
$13,534
Average Percent of Need Met
81%
Average Freshman Award
$25,855
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$24,745
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
653
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Williamsburg Population
15,259
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Richmond
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
68% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Sororities
29% of women participate
Fraternities
31% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1%
Asian
11%
Black/African-American
6.8%
Hispanic/Latino
9.3%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
6.4%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
62%
Unknown
4.3%
International Students
4.9% from 40 countries
First-Year Students Returning
93.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
86.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
52%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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