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Can I get into William & Mary? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 5,153 out of 14,952 applicants or 34% were admitted making William & Mary a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores. College of William and Mary typically accepts and attracts A average high school students. Only 29% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||30%||28%||29%|
What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to College of William and Mary and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.
Admission data indicates that William & Mary regularly accepts students with ACTs of 28 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 26 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 30 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 32 and above have very competitive chances. 44 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to College of William and Mary.
Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1340 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 1255. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1425 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 80 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|25th Percentile Score||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Est. Admission Chances|
|32 and Above||Good||>47%|
|30 to 32||Avg +||34%-47%|
|28 to 30||Avg -||23%-34%|
|26 to 28||Reach||15%-23%|
|Less than 26||Low||<15%|
|SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1510 and Above||Good||>47%|
|1425 to 1510||Avg +||34%-47%|
|1340 to 1425||Avg -||23%-34%|
|1255 to 1340||Reach||15%-23%|
|Less than 1255||Low||<15%|
You will need exceptionally good grades to get into College of William and 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. 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||Admission Chances|
|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||0%||Low|
|2.50 to 2.75||0%||Low|
|2.25 to 2.50||0%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||0%||Low|
The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2017.
What are the requirements for admission to College of William and Mary and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?
|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.