Spring 2017 Issue

Undergrad Applications on the Rise

New Faces

By Erin Zagursky

Demand remains high for a William & Mary education. During the latest admissions cycle, the university received approximately 14,900 applications, just over 6,000 of which are from in-state applicants. This is a 3.7 percent increase from last year’s approximately 14,400 total applications and 5,864 in-state applications. “Beyond simply having more applications, I’m impressed by the outstanding quality of the applications,” says Tim Wolfe, associate provost for enrollment and dean of admission. “We have a lot of hard work and difficult decisions in front of us.” The admissions office plans to select 1,520 students for the Class of 2021. The office has already granted admission to 528 of 1,023 early-decision applicants in December. The Office of Undergraduate Admission is currently reviewing the rest of the applications and expects to notify applicants by April 1.