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College of William and Mary – Tuition & Success Analysis

Williamsburg, VA

College of William and Mary – Snapshot


Four-Year Public University

Undergraduate Enrollment: 6,245

Average annual cost of attendance: $19,089

(National Median: $15,523)

Median student debt for loan recipients: $19,340

Campus Setting: Small Suburb

Religious Affiliation: None

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College of William and Mary Tuition based on Family Income


For a family income of $0 to $30,000 the average cost is $4,459

For a family income of $30,001 to $48,000 the average cost is $5,682

For a family income of $48,001 to $75,000  the average cost is $10,238

For a family income of $75,001 to $110,000  the average cost is $20,384

For a family income above $110,000 the average cost is $29,906


The “average cost” shown here is a NET cost and reflects the tuition cost after financial aid is taken into account, as reported by College of William and Mary. This average is based on the students who receive grant or scholarship aid. In-state tuition is used for public schools.

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College of William and Mary Graduate Success


Graduation rate: 91%

(National Median: 49%)

Students returning after first year: 95%

(National Median: 68%)

Median annual earnings (10 years after first attending): $58,500

(National Median: $33,028. The salary data measures salaries of students who received federal student aid. The Salary data does not break down earnings or graduation rates by major, or by state—an important consideration, since salaries can vary widely depending on geographical region. )

Percentage earning above a high school graduate (6 years after first enrolled): 76%

College of William and Mary Admissions

College of William and Mary Acceptance Rate: 37%


Half of the recent accepted students had test scores in the range of:

SAT Math: 620 to 740

SAT Critical Reading: 630 to 730

SAT Writing: 620 to 720

ACT English: 28 to 34

ACT Math: 27 to 32

ACT Writing: N/A to N/A

Twenty-five percent of students accepted to College of William and Mary actually performed better than the range reported above.  Another twenty-five percent had scores below the reported range.

College of William and Mary Student Debt


Percentage of students awarded Pell Grants: 11%

Percentage of students receiving federal student loans: 27%

Typical student debt: $19,340

Typical monthly loan payment: $206

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Majors at College of William and Mary


These are the most popular areas of study offered at College of William and Mary:

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies – 3%
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences – 12%
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services – 12%
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services – 3%
  • English Language and Literature/Letters – 6%
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics – 2%
  • History – 6%
  • Mathematics and Statistics – 2%
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies – 4%
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies – 6%
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies – 2%
  • Physical Sciences – 6%
  • Psychology – 7%
  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions – 2%
  • Social Sciences – 25%
  • Visual and Performing Arts – 2%

For more information about the various majors at College of William and Mary, visit their website.

College of William and Mary Diversity


Overall Composition at College of William and Mary

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend College of William and Mary full time:  99%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend College of William and Mary part time:  1%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who are twenty-five years old, or older at College of William and Mary:  1%

Racial Diversity Composition

American Indian/Alaska Native: 0%

Asian: 8%

Black: 7%

Hispanic: 9%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 6%

Two or more races: 5%

Unknown: 6%

White: 59%

College of William and Mary Success Ratios

TUN ratios to help compare schools


Earnings to Debt Ratio: 3.0

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median federal debt of borrowers who graduated. TUN found an average of 2.5 based on data of 3,210 schools.

Earnings to Tuition Ratio: 3.1

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the average annual cost of attendance that financial aid recipients incurred.  TUN found an average of 3.0 based on data of 3,337 schools.

Monthly Liquidity Ratio: 23.7

The median monthly gross earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median monthly debt payment that borrowers who graduated experience with a 10-year repayment schedule. TUN found an average of 19.3 based on data of 3,210 schools.