College of William & Mary

Williamsburg, Virginia

College of William & Mary Admissions

Acceptance Rate 37%
Acceptance Deadline January 1

College of William & Mary Cost

Average Cost* $19,593
Average Total Aid Awarded $26,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid 36.6%
*Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

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College of William & Mary Academics

Student Faculty Ratio 13:1

College of William & Mary Online

Offers Online Courses No

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College of William & Mary Students

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment 6,543

College of William & Mary Advisors

Joshua Ford attended UNC-Chapel Hill as a Morehead-Cain Scholar in the Honors Program. Upon graduating, he received a Fulbright scholarship to study entrepreneurship in Mexico. He spent several years as a management consultant before moving to startups. He previously worked for Candid and Uber before becoming the CEO & Founder of HipTrain. HipTrain was acquired by FORME which Joshua helped bring public on the NASDAQ exchange in April 2023. He now serves as the Global Head of Redesign Health.

University of Virginia

Hi! My name is Kalea O. and I'm from Manassas, Virginia (DMV area). I grew up as the daughter of a single mom and I am a first-generation/limited-income (FGLI) college grad. I graduated from the University of Virginia in 2020 with a B.S. in Youth and Social Innovation (education) and minor in Urban and Environmental Planning (architecture). During my time as an undergrad, I became an advocate for change through storytelling, and influenced by my own and friends' lived experiences, my career has largely been defined by advocating for first-generation, limited-income, and other underserved students. After college, I served for two years with Americorps as a College Adviser for the Virginia College Advising Corps. My placement was at Charlottesville High School (go Black Knights!) where I worked with over 1,500+ students, from freshmen to seniors, regarding their college apps and career aspirations. My former students have been admitted to a varied and diverse range of institutions, such as Harvard, UPenn, The College of William & Mary, DigiPenn, NYU, Johns Hopkins, Virginia Tech, and several community colleges. I have experience working with students who have pursued a wide range of majors including the Arts and Humanities, Business, and STEM. My strengths as an Advisor lie in helping students explore and find their passions and then translate those experiences in their college essays. I also specialize in Virginia college applications and have familiarity with a wide range of Virginia high schools from NOVA to central and southern Virginia. I am also well versed in the scholarship and financial aid process; in 2021 I was awarded $800 by the State Council for Higher Education for ensuring my school had the highest FAFSA completion rates across the Commonwealth of Virginia (of high schools with 200+ seniors). In total I have helped students secure hundreds of thousands in scholarships, one student alone securing $100k. As an FGLI grad, my mission is to help decrease the cost of college for every student I work with! After my service with the College Advising Corps, I worked as a Presidential Fellow for the Office of the President at UVA. Now, in addition to advising through, I am a Program Coordinator for Hoos First, a new team at the University of Virginia that provides support for FGLI students. When I'm not working with students, you'll find me hosting murder mystery dinners, running, playing thrilling games of Rummikub, and hanging out with my roommate--my cat Biggie Paws!

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College of William & Mary

It's great to meet you! My name is Jack Zhang, and I served as an Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Admissions at William & Mary. During my time in admissions, I read applications, travelled around the country to meet students, and wrote for the William & Mary Admit It! Blog. My experiences as an Admissions Officer William & Mary have given me an unique lens to help you with the college application process. My goal with working with CollegeAdvisor is to help de-mystify much of the college application process and help you get one step closer to achieving your dreams. I have helped a number of students over the years, and my passion is helping you tell your story and find your voice. Over the years, I have helped students get into their top choice schools like the University of Pennsylvania, Georgetown University, New York University, and the University of Michigan. College was an incredible, transformative experience for me, and I want to help you find the best college that is the best fit for you.

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University of Southern California

I hold a B.A. in Communication from the University of Southern California, as well as minors in Journalism and Film. While at USC, I participated in a variety of research projects, including the Media, Diversity, and Social Change Initiative (MDSCI), which has since been renamed the Inclusionists. I graduated Summa Cum Laude, with additional honors, and a GPA of 3.93. Following a year gap at work, I began studying for an Master's of Science in Global Communication from the London School of Economics and Political Science; I followed this degree with an additional Master's of Arts in Global Media from USC. During this time, I published original research and two dissertations, and volunteered in the admissions office, gaining critical experience needed to navigate the admissions process in high-performing institutions. I completed my graduate education in 2019, shortly before the pandemic, and decided to open my own college advising and academic coaching company. I have had students admitted to Ivies, Stanford, USC, all UCs, and some international schools primarily based in the UK and Europe. I regularly work with my clients not only to determine which schools would be best for their intended major, financial status, and personality, but also work closely to develop a narrative for the admission process. With my guidance, they refine this narrative in their essays, and use a template system for supplemental essays in order to maximize efficiency. My students have applied to majors from business to environmental studies, computer science to theatre, nursing to pre-law. I am an excellent writer and storyteller, with a passion for editing, and the most enjoyable part of my day is hearing from students that they have learned something new about writing during our sessions. It is a joy to work with this generation of students; they are whip-smart, hilarious, and ambitious. I love to bond with them over shared passions, get to know them through in our sessions and through their writing, and refine their skills to become the best writers, storytellers, and students they can be. Although the task of finding and applying to colleges is daunting, I believe that together, in concert with some hard work and a little humor, the process can be as fun as it is challenging.

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Santa Clara University
College of William & Mary

Hello! I'm so excited to start this journey with you! I have been in the college world for over 20 years. I started running specialty summer classes, in 2002, centered around the Common Application and the personal essay. I built my own curriculum and worked with rising seniors to help them navigate the college process. Later, I partnered with a counseling colleague to establish a business around standardized test preparation and admission applications. We worked one-on-one with college-bound students in all facets of college admissions. With a degree in English from William and Mary, a master's in teaching from American University, a college counseling certificate from the University of San Diego, and over 20 years of teaching experience in secondary English, including AP and pre-IB English, I know how to guide students through the college admission process and help them establish a voice in their applications. Currently, I work full time at an independent school as a college counselor. My goal as an advisor is to help demystify the college process and allow students to tell their story through their activities, personal essays, and supplemental materials.

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Vanderbilt University
Thank you for visiting my profile! My name is Gabriel, please feel free to call me Gabe, and I'm a Senior Advisor here at I hold a B.A. in Human and Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University and my M.S. in Psychology with a Concentration in School Counseling from New York University. I truly look forward to guiding you every step of the way as we navigate this amazing, yet time sensitive journey. I have completed special training and received specialized certifications in the following areas: 1. Pre-Med/BS/MD 2. Engineering 3. STEM & Computer Science Some of my "Key Roles" are as follows: 1. SAT Testing Administrator at College Board. 2. Director of College and Career Readiness Program for exceptional students in Virginia (2013-Present). I also have extensive expertise in the following areas: Engineering, Computer Science/STEM, Business, Architecture, Data Science, BS/MD programs, Pre-MED, Law, Financial Aid Process ( FAFSA and CSS Profile submission), Academic and Career Counseling, Transcript Review, NCAA Clearinghouse ,College Major Exploration, Transfer Applications , Academic Resume Creation/Cover Letter Creation and Interview Preparation! Additionally, I possess over 12 years of extensive experience crafting, editing and polishing essays until they are submission ready!!!!!! I am also part of the "Milestone Team: Essay Review" here at College Advisor! I absolutely love assisting students and families navigate the college admissions process!!!! We will leave no stone unturned! I can't wait to work with you!!! CLASS OF 2024 RECOGNITION!!!!! Congrats to my following students on their early acceptances!!!!!! 1. Yoonseo J. "Princeton" 2. Reia L. "Brown" 3. Luke R. "Rice" 4. Gokul R. "Northeastern" 5. Abbie U. "Notre Dame"

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University of Virginia
Chi (he/him) is a first-generation college graduate from the University of Virginia, studying Economics and Politics. Following his undergraduate experience, he obtained an M.S.Ed. in Higher Education from the top-ranked University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education. A Senior Advisor with CollegeAdvisor since May 2021, Chi connects his years of professional experience as an Admissions Reader with Yale University and Yale-NUS College to provide thorough coaching and admissions support. His primary philosophy involves building the 'holistic profile,' empowering students to make well-informed decisions about their application strategy and highlighting their personal stories in the application process. With 5+ years of professional experience, Chi's work in research, admissions, and student services seeks to foster life skills and knowledge development, helping students succeed in the transition to post-secondary education and beyond. In addition to his work with CollegeAdvisor, Chi is a full-time Senior Research Associate with Storbeck Search, a subsidiary of Diversified Search Group, in its education practice. He bridges his knowledge of the higher education landscape with admissions work to provide strong, contextual detail tailored to each student. Chi demonstrates a strong track record of success coaching students during his tenure with CollegeAdvisor, including acceptances in, but not limited to: - 6 of 8 Ivy League institutions - 21 of the Top 25 institutions, ranked by U.S. News & World Report - 44 of the Top 50 institutions, ranked by U.S. News & World Report Chi calls West Virginia home, and is an avid foodie, enjoys outdoor runs and hikes, and is often found cheering for his alma mater Hoos, Ravens, and Sixers.

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University of Virginia
Deven is a J.D. candidate at the University of North Carolina School of Law. He also attended the University of Virginia where he graduated with Distinction. Deven prides himself on his holistic approach to the college admissions process and looks forward to helping you reach your goals! He has helped students gain admission into several top 20 universities, the Ivy League, and Stanford University.

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Rutgers University- New Brunswick

I had a wonderful experience with CollegeAdvisor. My advisor worked many hours with me and did a great job helping and supporting me through the whole application process; this included everything from the essays, to the interviews, and finally the decision process as well.

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