Who Are W&M Policy Graduate Students?

We admit a total of 50 graduate students (25 in each track) every year. Students come from all over the world (5-15 percent of our students are international, depending on the year), and all have the ambition to excel in policy positions that require superior analytical and quantitative skills. Some stats:

  • Average Age: 26
  • Proportion with prior work experience: two-thirds
  • Average GPA: 3.5
  • Average GRE scores: Verbal 160, Quant 157, Analytical Writing 4.5
  • Average LSAT scores (used by students accepted to W&M’s Law or Business School): 166 (120-180)
  • Average/minimum TOEFL score (required for international students): 109/100 (IB)
  • Minimum IELTS score (an alternative to the TOEFL): 7.5

Public Policy students can take advantage of all the resources the College has to offer.

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