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The College of William & Mary is preparing to welcome its newest crop of students later this month.
With the first day of undergraduate classes scheduled for Aug. 26, the college anticipates enrolling 1,526 undergraduates for its class of 2019, including 24 in the St Andrews William & Mary Joint Degree Programme.
William & Mary set a new high in applications for the 11th consecutive year, receiving a pool of 14,953 applications.
William & Mary is touting the class of 2019 as “academically accomplished” and diverse. More than 80 percent of incoming freshmen graduated in the top-10 percent of their classes, and the middle 50th percentile SAT scores was 1260-1460.
More than a quarter of the incoming class are students of color, 10 percent are first-generation college students and 7 percent are international students.
More than 200 transfer students will also join the incoming freshmen Aug. 26.
“This is an outstanding group of students that we welcome as the newest members of the Tribe,” Tim Wolfe, associate provost for enrollment and dean of admission, said in a news release. “They bring with them an impressive record of accomplishments, a diverse and interesting range of experiences and an eclectic mix of talents. I know they will make William & Mary an even stronger community, and we will be proud of what they achieve in the years to come.”
The college’s graduate programs will also welcome new students. The arts & sciences graduate programs will add 105 new students, the School of Education will add 184, 203 students will pursue law degrees, 32 will join the LL.M. program, 111 students will pursue MBA degrees full-time, 116 students will pursue a master of accounting degree, and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science will add 21 students.