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More than a month of classes remain, but the College of William & Mary is already preparing to welcome its next class of freshmen.
The college sent out admissions decisions to nearly 15,000 high school seniors March 24, offering just under 5,000 admission into William & Mary’s class of 2019.
The applications received by the college set a college record for largest applicant pool. William & Mary has set a new application record each year for the last 11 years.
Administrators expect about 1,520 students to enroll at the college for classes in the fall.
Eighty-nine percent of the admitted students with a class rank are expected to graduate in the top 10 percent of their high school classes. Nearly one-third are students of color, 7 percent are international students, and the median SAT score was 1410.
“This is an exceptionally talented group of students that we’ve admitted to the Class of 2019,” Tim Wolfe, associate provost for enrollment and dean of admission, said in a news release. “Not only were we impressed by their academic and extra-curricular accomplishments, but also by what they will add to our community through their personal experiences and interests. They will have a positive impact on William & Mary, and I know they will make us proud.”
Admitted students are invited to attend the college’s “Day for Admitted Students” on April 11.