William & Mary

Applications for Class of 2021 roll into W&M

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    Campus visit:  Prospective students and their families tour the W&M campus.  Photo by Stephen Salpukas
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Demand remains high for a William & Mary education, as apparent by the size of this year’s undergraduate applicant pool.

In addition to receiving 3.7 percent more applications from prospective freshmen than last year, the university saw a record number of in-state applications.

During the latest admissions cycle, William & Mary received approximately 14,900 applications, with just over 6,000 of those from in-state applicants. The university received about 14,400 total applications and 5,864 in-state applications last year.

“While it’s still early in the review process, from what I’ve seen, beyond simply having more applications, I’m impressed by the outstanding quality of the applications,” said Tim Wolfe, associate provost for enrollment and dean of admission. “We have a lot of hard work and difficult decisions in front of us, but that’s a challenge we readily accept. We’re all excited to see what the Class of 2021 will ultimately add to the William & Mary community.”

The university received 1,023 Early Decision applications and granted admission to 528 of those applicants in December. The Office of Undergraduate Admission is currently reviewing the rest of the applications, and acceptance notifications are expected to be made by April 1.

The target size for the W&M Class of 2021 is 1,520 students.