College of William and Mary

Is William & Mary a Good School for the Money?

College of William and Mary Value Report

Is William & Mary worth the money? Read College Factual's annual William & Mary value report to determine if the school is priced fairly for the quality of education they provide.

Within Virginia, William & Mary is a Great Quality for a Great Price.

Top 15% Virginia Value
Top 10% Virginia Quality

College of William and Mary is ranked #4 out of #48 in Virginia for quality and #5 out of #41 for Virginia value.

This makes it a great quality and a great value in the state.

State Value Ranking  5 out of 41
Great Value
State Value Score  87.80 out of 100
Great Value

Live in-state? You may qualify for a reduced price. Check the William & Mary financial aid page to be sure.

Fair Value Nationwide

Top 50% National Value
Top 5% National Quality

College of William and Mary is ranked #632 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.

College of William and Mary is a fair value according to College Factual's value analysis. It is priced appropriately based on the quality of the education provided.

National Value Ranking  632 out of 1472
Great Value
National Value Score  57.06 out of 100
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

School Total Price Value Grade
Macalester College $172,794 B
Mount Holyoke College $178,290 B
University of Wisconsin - Madison $192,741 C+
Case Western Reserve University $195,802 C+
College of William and Mary $197,354 C+
University of California - Berkeley $214,116 C
Trinity College $220,465 C
Brandeis University $226,645 C-
Villanova University $229,825 C-
Santa Clara University $231,006 C-
Barnard College $242,629 D+

*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.

Bottom Line: You'll Spend an Estimated $197,354 For That Piece of Paper

On average, a bachelor's degree from William & Mary will cost you about $197,354. This is based on an average price (with and without aid) of $48,490 and a typical 4.07 years to graduate.

Average Yearly Cost $48,490
Average Years to Graduate 4.07
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree $197,354

Many Factors Affect Net Price

Consider the average William & Mary student takes 4.07 years to complete their degree. If you can complete your degree faster than that you will save money. This is just one way your William & Mary degree may cost less than average.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$80,912 In-State With Aid
$235,266 Avg Cost No Aid
4.07 Years to Graduate

The overall price of a college can vary depending on your individual circumstances.

Look at the table below to get a sense of how William & Mary value for your educational dollar might vary.

Nationwide Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $235,266 #333 B+
All Students $197,354 #632 C+
Only Students Receiving Aid $157,900 #514 B
In-State Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $158,278 #6 A
All Students $120,370 #5 A
Only Students Receiving Aid $80,912 #4 A

Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of Virginia.

About 57% of William & Mary students receive financial aid. Get more details on what William & Mary financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates average total cost by multiplying net price by time to graduation. We then compare the average total cost to other schools of a similar quality to determine value. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.

Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.


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