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The College of William and Mary

Students who got into WM/CWM:

Tips mention: Interview (4), ACT/SAT (32), Grades (47), Sports/Extracurriculars (31), College Essay (32)
1)Be passionate 2)Ace every class you take and makeAug 08 2004History/Histories (art history/etc.)
1)Be passionate 2)Ace every class you take and make sure you challenge yourself in your coursework with the toughest schedule possible 3)prepare for the SAT's and try for the 1400 range 4)Write from the heart in your essays-W&M reads them all and they ARE important
SAT: 1430 Male
Get involved -- while GPA and test scores areAug 01 2004Unknown
Get involved -- while GPA and test scores are very important, being a productive member of your community means more. Join activites, take leadership roles, get involved in your communtiy.
SAT: 1480 Male
Work your tail off in HSJul 06 2004Political Science
Work your tail off in HS. The average incoming GPA and SAT here are on the rise. For my class, the average GPA was 4.1 and it only increased this year. Do extracurricular activities that interest you. Do a few and work hard at them. High achievers in a few acitivities are looked at in a more positive light than those who pad their resume.
Find an angle about your personality and extracurricular activitiesJun 17 2004English
Find an angle about your personality and extracurricular activities that's different and go with it. I had a great history teacher who got me involved with some volunteer work in archaeology in high school, so I totally trumped that up. Then I mentioned getting awards in my AP US History class, the county history fair, my World History class, and a scholarship for some work I did compiling entries in a 19th century diary from a local plantation. I didn't even really consider being a history major, but that doesn't matter when you're just trying to get in. Don't lie, but don't be afraid to put down all the interesting things you've done. On the other hand, you have to balance it so it's not too one-sided... I also was involved with sports and volunteer activities, as well as academic honor socities. Show how well-rounded you are, they like that. And most importantly, spend lots of time on the essay questions. Those are vital.
SAT: 1390 Female
William and Mary is an extremely competitive school! ThereMay 24 2004Education
William and Mary is an extremely competitive school! There are several qualities the admissions office desires for incoming students. It is important to have good grades, class rank, and SAT scores, but extracurricular activities and leadership roles are crucial. During my high school years, I was class president, capitan of the girl's soccer team, and a retreat coordinator for my church youth group. I feel that this involvement made me a good candidate for admission. One other helpful hint, my year - only two students got in from the waiting list. One stood outside the admissions office wearing a cardboard sign, begging for admission. (This is true! Seriously, the local paper did an article about her!) If you are placed on the waiting list, the odds of actually getting admitted are very low!
SAT: 1320 Female
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