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College of William and Mary is a public institution located in Williamsburg, Virginia. The suburban atmosphere of Williamsburg makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

169 Graduate Degrees
$48,490 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
36% Acceptance Rate

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College of William and Mary Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at William & Mary.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#18 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#34 Best Curriculum & Instruction Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#53 Most Popular Curriculum & Instruction Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#53 Most Popular Educational Administration Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is College of William and Mary?

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

How Do I Get Into William & Mary?

You can apply to William & Mary online at:

Admission Requirements for William & Mary

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into William & Mary?

36% Acceptance Rate
55% Of Accepted Are Women
73% Submit SAT Scores
William & Mary has a fairly low acceptance rate of 36%, which makes it more selective than most schools. Take time to make sure you submit all the requested materials and you prepare the application in full. You don't want to get denied right off the bat due to an incomplete application!

Approximately 45% of accepted students are men and 55% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 42%, and the acceptance rate for women is 32%.

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 English scores ranged between 30 and 35. Math scores were between 27 and 32. Composite scores were between 29 and 33.

ACT English Scores for College of William and Mary  ( 30 to 35 )
ACT Math Scores for College of William and Mary  ( 27 to 32 )
ACT Composite Scores for College of William and Mary  ( 29 to 33 )

Can I Afford College of William and Mary?

$48,490 Net Price
25% Take Out Loans
1.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of William & Mary is $48,490. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. 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.

College of William and Mary Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,190 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,256 undergraduate students at William & Mary, with 6,190 being full-time and 66 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  William & Mary

There are also 2,517 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,190 full-time undergraduates at William & Mary, 42% are male and 58% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  William & Mary

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of College of William and Mary students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of William & Mary Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 520
Black or African American 410
Hispanic or Latino 597
White 3,612
International Students 371
Other Races/Ethnicities 680

Geographic Diversity

Virginia students aren't the only ones who study at College of William and Mary. At this time, 40 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 73 countries are represented at William & Mary. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at College of William and Mary

376 Took All Classes Online
394 Took At Least One Class Online
In 2017-2018, 394 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at William & Mary has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 12th most popular in Virginia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of William & Mary majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services 3%
Student Counseling 3%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at William & Mary ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at William & Mary.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Teacher Development & Methodology #63
Teacher Education Grade Specific #356

College of William and Mary Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Curriculum & Instruction 0 68 0 68
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0 34 0 34
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services 0 27 3 30
Other Educational Administration & Supervision 0 0 29 29
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism 7 0 0 7
Teacher Development & Methodology 1 0 0 1
Elementary Education 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 8 129 32 169


*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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