StudentsReview :: The College of William and Mary - How to Get into WM/CWM (Undergraduate)
-or-
Search for Schools by Region
 

or within distance of city

Similar Schools
University of Virginia -- Charlottesville, VA
George Washington University -- District of Columbia, DC
Boston College -- Chestnut Hill, MA


  Who's got the Best?

Perceptual Rankings:
You Make 'Em.
We Post 'Em.
You Vote 'Em Up.
You Vote 'Em Down.
Aww yeah.


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)
Write really good essays on the applicationJan 12 2004English
Write really good essays on the application....it's basically all they look at. (That's why there are so many)
ACT: 32 SAT: 1410 Male
I took a lot fo AP classes, played andDec 06 2003PreMed and Medical
I took a lot fo AP classes, played and captained 3 varsity sports, was a class officer, got decent SATs and was valedictorian. I reccomend getting involved in your high school, whether it be athletics, music, leadership, anything, just get involved! And definately keep your grades up.
SAT: 1490 Female
Community Service of some sort, strong test scores, goodNov 16 2003Undecided
Community Service of some sort, strong test scores, good grades, lots of extracurriculars, leadership experience.
SAT: 1370 Male
Know what you are getting yourself intoNov 09 2003Biology
Know what you are getting yourself into. Talk to a friend from your highschool who goes here and get their inside opinion. COME VISIT! you will get a feel for the school and if you fall in love with it like I did just by setting foot on campus and walking the brick paths you will know. Spend the night with some student and get them to take you to their classes.

you are going to have to work
you are not going to get easy As
you will have to be creative and active

If you want all that, come here.
SAT: 1520 Male

Well, my path was different then mostSep 02 2003Political Science
Well, my path was different then most. I was actually homeschooled (note: W&M likes homeschoolers and will actually work with you and welcome you...many other schools, like Clermont McKenna, looked at me like I was from another planet), and did two years of local community college before I applied to W&M. So, other than varsity golf, my Eagle Scout award and some forensics and student government involvement at my community college, I did not have the "extracurricular package" that most applicants possessed. My ACTs were very high, which helped, and my college GPA at that point was 3.85. Personally, I think that I gained somewhat from quotas because I am from Washington state, and less than 5 percent of W&M students are from the far west. I was also a transfer student, though technically a freshman. I think they just saw that I had the grades to get in, but moreover, would bring diversity. Those out of state students living in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and New Jersey, especially, will have a much harder time. W&M caps its out of state level at 35%...so considering that its total acceptance rate is about the same level or lower, it makes it extremely competitive for other students from the Middle Atlantic states. To beat the curve then, you MUST have college credit coming in, the more the better. AP and IB is essential. Take other college classes locally if you can, and be involved in activities totally unrelated to school. Take on a non-traditional job. Remember, everyone at this school is either a salutatorian or validictorian, and you have to have something that really stands out. This school prizes quirkiness and detests cookie-cutter high achievers. If you don't have a prized athletic talent, don't despair...at W&M jocks are pretty much outcasts or nearly so, though no one wants to admit it. Excellence in the arts will really help you out. I know some people who had their parents write their admissions essays, but please, please, don't be that guy. Another thing: for your best chance at getting into W&M, really be sure that this is the place above all others that you want to go to. I'm not saying do early admission, but your enthusiasm for the school will reflect on your application. And you do not want to get here with regrets or disappointment for not getting in elsewhere. To really benefit from the William and Mary experience, you have to want it from the beginning. As enthusiastic as I was about going there in the beginning, there were times where I was very discouraged and became very jaded (beware sophomore year), and this kept me from really appreciating it. Having that knowledge that you always loved the school will keep you going, regrets will just make you even more bitter.
ACT: 33 Male
The College of William and Mary
The College of William and Mary
Compare WM/CWMSave WM/CWM

StudentsReview Advice!

• What is a good school?
• Statistical Significance
• How to choose a Major
• How to choose your Career
• What you make of it?
• How Ivy League Admissions works
• On the Student/Faculty Ratio

• FAFSA: Who is a Parent?
• FAFSA: Parent Contribution
• FAFSA: Dream out of reach

• College Financial Planning
• Survive College and Graduate
• Sniffing Out Commuter Schools
• Preparing for College: A HS Roadmap
• Talking to Your Parents about College.
• Is a top college worth it?
• Why is college hard?
• Why Kids Aren't Happy in Traditional Schools
• Essential College Tips
Ah, college. Considered by many to be the time of a young person's lif... more→
• Cost of College Increasing Faster Than Inflation
According to NPR, the cost of college... more→
• For parents filling out the FAFSA and PROFILE (from a veteran paper slinger)
Just so you know, filling out these forms is a lot more than penciling... more→
• How to choose the right college?
My name is Esteban Correa. I am currently a second year INTERNATIONAL ... more→
• Create The Right Career Habits Now
Getting ahead in your career can be easier if you make the choice to b... more→

• Senior Year (Tips and experience)
It's the end of junior year and everyone is anticipating the arrival o... more→
• Informational Overload! What Should I Look For in a College or University?
We are in an instant information age, where you can find almost anythi... more→
• Personality Type and College Choice
Personality type is something very important to consider when deciding... more→
• A Free Application is a Good Application
As a senior finishing her scholastic year, I feel that it is my duty ... more→

• College Academic Survival Guide
The leap from high school to college academics is not an insignificant... more→
• Getting Involved: The Key to College Happiness
As a tour guide, the absolute, most frequently asked question I got wa... more→
• Choose a Path, Not a Major
Unless you're one of the fortunate souls who's already found their cal... more→
• The Scoop on State Schools
A recent college graduate, I vividly remember touring campuses as a p... more→

• The Purpose of a Higher Education
You are one of the millions of people this year applying for admission... more→
• The Importance of Choosing the Right College Major (2012)
One of the most important academic choices you'll make while in colleg... more→
• How to choose a college major
I was not sure what college major to choose. When you are in your late... more→
• How to guarantee your acceptance to many colleges
Are your grades are not what you think they should be from high school... more→

• Nailing the College Application Process
College applications seem to always be put on top of students procrast... more→
• What to do for a Successful Interview
Interviews seem to become more commonplace in every facet of life as o... more→
• I Don't Know Where to Start (General College Advice)
Preparing for college is a difficult time for every student and it?s o... more→
• Attitude and Dress Code for an Interview (General College Advice)
An interview is something we all have to go through when we get a job... more→

• Starting College (General College Advice)
College is a huge milestone in your life. You?ve seen the castle like ... more→
• Boston Apartment lease: Watch out!

Are you a student and about to sign the very first lease in your li... more→