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College of William and Mary Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is College of William and Mary Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

College of William and Mary was awarded 108 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business administration and management.

Overall Quality

William & Mary is ranked #73 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation.

William & Mary also holds the #4 spot on the Best Colleges in Virginia ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into William & Mary?

Acceptance Rate

College of William and Mary has an acceptance rate of 36%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for William & Mary.

Average Test Scores

About 73% 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 740.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for College of William and Mary  ( 660 to 740 )

SAT Math Scores for College of William and Mary  ( 640 to 740 )
William & Mary received ACT scores from 49% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 29 and 33.

ACT Composite Scores for College of William and Mary  ( 29 to 33 )

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College of William and Mary Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At William & Mary, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 11 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at College of William and Mary is 80%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  80 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at College of William and Mary

Freshmen Retention Rate

College of William and Mary has a freshmen retention rate of 95%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  95 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at William & Mary for first-time, full-time students is 82%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  82 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at William & Mary

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 6,377 undergraduates at William & Mary with 6,300 being full-time and 77 being part-time.

William & Mary Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

With an overall score of 91.18 out of 100, William & Mary is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  91.18 out of 100
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How Much Does College of William and Mary Cost?

The overall average net price of William & Mary is $16,383. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for William & Mary

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$997 $3,001 $11,877 $19,171 $30,422

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of William & Mary, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At William & Mary, approximately 25% of students took out student loans averaging $7,654 a year. That adds up to $30,616 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at William & Mary is 1.4%. 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.

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How Much Money Do William & Mary Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from William & Mary make around $58,500 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future William & Mary graduates since it is 47% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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Location of College of William and Mary

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

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Location of College of William and Mary

Contact details for William & Mary are given below.

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

College of William and Mary Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 42 majors graduated from College of William and Mary. Of these students, 2,072 received undergraduate degrees and 1,052 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 219 $61,300
Political Science & Government 185 $38,500
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 161 $19,900
Economics 157 $49,600
General Psychology 154 $32,000
General Biology 124 $21,700
Health & Physical Education 124 $24,500
History 97 $32,600
General English Literature 96 $32,900
International Relations & National Security 75 $42,900

Learn more about the majors offered at College of William and Mary along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at William & Mary

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 394 students took at least one online class at College of William and Mary. This is an increase from the 371 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 394 376
2016-2017 371 338
2015-2016 213 197
2014-2015 117 94
2013-2014 0 0

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Notes and 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.


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