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William & Mary Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

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.

Women Men Total
Applied 9,405 5,547 14,952
Accepted 2,889 2,264 5,153
Acceptance Rate 31% 41% 34%
Enrolled 880 638 1,518
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 30% 28% 29%

Scores you need to get in

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.

ACT Requirements

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.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

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
SAT Composite 1340 1510
SAT Reading 680 750
SAT Math 650 760
ACT Composite 28 32
ACT English 29 34
ACT Math 27 32

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

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%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 87% Good
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

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to College of William and Mary and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.



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