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International Statistics

July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021

Total Students, Scholars, Alumni on OPT & Dependents: 790*

Student Enrollment Number: 576* (information on scholars below)
  • Includes: Degree Seeking, Exchange, and Special Programs
  • From more than 60 places of origin
* approximately
list of students by places of origin
Top five places of origin for students by percentage:
China 61%
India 4%
South Korea 3%
Saudi Arabia  3%
Taiwan  2%
 
number of students by academic level
Academic Level
Level Number of Students Percentage
Graduate 223 39%
Undergraduate 350 60%
Exchange (Graduate) 1 <1%
Exchange (Undergraduate) 2 <1%
  
number of students by academic program
Academic Program Number of Students Percentage
Bachelor of arts 132 22%
Bachelor of Arts International Honours
(St Andrews W&M Joint Degree Programme)
12 2%
Bachelor of Science 59 10%
Undeclared (Undergraduate) 121 21%
Non-Degree Seeking (undergraduate exchange) 2 <1%
Non-Degree Seeking (graduate exchange) 1 <1%
Master of Accounting 2 <1%
Master of Business Administration 25 4%
Master of Business Analytics 39 7%
LL.M. (Master of Laws) 20 4%
J.D. (Law) 15 2%
Master of Arts 11 2%
Master of Science 17 3%
Ph.D. Arts and Sciences 60 10%
Ph.D. in Marine Sciences (VIMS) 7 1%
Master of Education 2 <1%
Ph.D. Education 5 1%

Scholars, Faculty, Staff: 73; Dependents: 11
  • Scholars are foreign professors, researchers, short-term scholars, and specialists who are invited to the U.S. on a temporary basis by academic department or units at W&M and VIMS.
  • Dependents are spouses and children who accompany students and scholars during their time at W&M and VIMS.
  • From more than 30 places of origin
list of scholars by countries
Top five places of origin for scholars by percentage:
China 52%
India 10%
South Korea 4%
Brazil 4%
Mexico/Spain (tie) 2%
Alumni on Optional Practical Training - 116

W&M and VIMS also have international students and alumni who are in the U.S. while on Optional Practical Training (OPT) work authorization. Most individuals on OPT are recent graduates. The Office of International Students, Scholars and Programs continues to maintain their immigration records and advise them while they are on OPT, which typically lasts from 12 – 36 months. 

list of studnets and scholars by visa
Visa Type Students/Scholars/Dependents
F-1 Students - 576  

Alumni on OPT - 116
J-1 Students - 15

Scholars - 52
 F-2 Dependents - 0
J-2 Dependents - 11      
H1-B Scholars - 20
O-1 Scholars - 1