Spring 2022 Issue

W&M Sets New Application Record

By Erin Zagursky

For the second year in a row, the university saw record-breaking interest from prospective students in attending William & Mary. The Office of Undergraduate Admission received 18,050 freshman applications for fall 2022, a 3.5% increase from last year. W&M also received a record number of applications from students in underserved communities and for Early Decision.

Associate Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of Admission Tim Wolfe ’95, M.Ed. ’01 attributes the increases to W&M’s work to remove barriers and expand access. W&M continues to make standardized test scores optional and has expanded application fee waivers for first-generation and Pell Grant-eligible students. The office hosts in-person as well as virtual programming and worked with campus partners to expand the university’s virtual tour.

“Building an entering class from such a large pool of applications isn’t easy,” Wolfe says. “I’m confident, though, this means we’ll have an incredible group of students as the W&M Class of 2026.”