William & Mary

Public, Four-years School Located in Williamsburg, VA

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How much is the W & M tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, W & M's tuition & fees is $25,040 for Virginia residents and $49,412 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $42,188 for Virginia residents and $66,560 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

W & M Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Virginia Residents Tuition & Fees$25,040
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$49,412
Books & Supplies Costs$1,080
On-campus Room & Board$13,828
On-campus Expenses$2,240
Off-campus Room & Board$13,828
Off-campus Expenses$2,240
2023-2024 Estimates
Virginia Residents Tuition & Fees$26,331
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$51,906

How Much Does it Cost to Go to W & M for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $221,964 at W & M. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $288,880. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $205,425.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$51,732$68,060$48,610
Sophomore (2024-25)$54,161$70,754$50,390
Junior (2025-26)$56,704$73,565$52,246
Senior (2026-27)$59,366$76,501$54,180
4 Years Total$221,964$288,880$205,425
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$54,161$70,754$50,390
Sophomore (2025-26)$56,704$73,565$52,246
Junior (2026-27)$59,366$76,501$54,180
Senior (2027-28)$62,154$79,565$56,197
4 Years Total$232,386$300,385$213,012
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$56,704$73,565$52,246
Sophomore (2026-27)$59,366$76,501$54,180
Junior (2027-28)$62,154$79,565$56,197
Senior (2028-29)$65,072$82,766$58,300
4 Years Total$243,297$312,397$220,922
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$59,366$76,501$54,180
Sophomore (2027-28)$62,154$79,565$56,197
Junior (2028-29)$65,072$82,766$58,300
Senior (2029-30)$68,128$86,107$60,493
4 Years Total$254,720$324,939$229,169
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$62,154$79,565$56,197
Sophomore (2028-29)$65,072$82,766$58,300
Junior (2029-30)$68,128$86,107$60,493
Senior (2030-31)$71,326$89,597$62,780
4 Years Total$266,680$338,036$237,769

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, W & M' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $12,949. Compared to public, four-years colleges in Virginia, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $19,087.
William & Mary$25,040$49,412
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,570
Public Schools$7,197$12,949
Private Schools$20,875
Virginia Four-years Colleges$19,101
Public Schools$8,992$19,087
Private Schools$19,105

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between W & M and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
William & MaryWilliamsburg, VA$25,040$49,412
Colorado School of MinesGolden, CO$21,186$44,376
University of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignChampaign, IL$16,004$34,501
University of California-BerkeleyBerkeley, CA$14,850$45,627
The University of Texas at AustinAustin, TX$11,678$42,778
University of Massachusetts-AmherstAmherst, MA$17,357$39,293
University of UtahSalt Lake City, UT$9,315$29,837
Missouri University of Science and TechnologyRolla, MO$14,278$31,678
University of Wisconsin-MadisonMadison, WI$11,205$40,603
University of FloridaGainesville, FL$6,381$28,659
University of ConnecticutStorrs, CT$20,366$43,034

Financial Aid and COA

At William & Mary, 3,804 students (58%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $18,578.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at W & M is $47,982 for students living on-campus and $47,982 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 1,332 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $15,134 and the average amount of student loans is $8,882.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Virginia ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$42,188$66,560
COA (off-campus)$42,188$66,560
Tuition & Fees$25,040$49,412
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$17,148$17,148
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$17,148$17,148
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$23,610$47,982
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$23,610$47,982
Average Financial Aid$18,578$18,578
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship3,80458%$18,578
Pell Grants83413%$5,163
Federal Student Loan1,52223%$6,070
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid1,33279%-
Grants or Scholarships1,10566%$15,134
Federal Grants59335%$2,346
Pell Grants19912%$5,152
Other Federal Grants43226%$848
State/Local Grants1378%$12,866
Institutional Grants70042%$19,385
Student Loan Aid44526%$8,882
Federal Student Loans42725%$5,111
Other Student Loans785%$22,690
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level419334$21,182
110,001 or more16985$5,357

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

W & M's acceptance rate is 36.54%. A total of 17,475 applicants applied to and 6,386 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 1,684 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 26.37%.
To apply to W & M, 3 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record and Recommendations and 2 items are recommended to submit - Completion of college-preparatory program and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
Acceptance Rate36.54%41.72%33.38%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)26.37%25.89%26.74%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankConsidered But Not Required
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to W & M. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,440 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 33.
Its SAT score is much higher than the national average score of 1,174. The ACT score is much higher than the national average score of 25.
SAT Total1,4401,3601,520
National Average1,174
Virginia Average1,181
SAT EBRW720690750
SAT Math720670770
ACT Composite333134
National Average25
Virginia Average26
ACT Math312833
ACT English343235

Student Population

William & Mary has a total of 9,654 students including 6,797 undergraduate and 2,857 graduate students. By gender, there are 3,990 male students and 5,527 female students attending W & M. The school offers online degree programs and 1,042 students enrolled online exclusively (10.79% of all students).
Total9,517 3,9905,527
Undergraduate6,543 2,7213,822
Graduate2,974 1,2691,705

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address200 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, VA
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered82 Programs
Online Program Offered11 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered31 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate33.00%
Student Population9,654
Graduation Rate90%
Transfer-out Rate5%
Retention Rate95% (Full-time), 100% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate12 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties694 (Full-time), 166 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs2,383 (Full-time), 428 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$109,328
Average Staff Salary$67,808