|Students who got into CWM say:|
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I did a lot of diverse extracurriculars and wrote a unique and personal essay.
| PreMed and Medical|
| Feb 02 2012 | I transfered here, and i had a really low sat score but i had a good gpa. i didnt submit any recommendations and didnt participate in that many ec but i wrote a pretty decent essay. Of course I had good grades and SAT scores (everyone does), but the admissions staff really does read those essays and the optional extra "essay" (which can be anything). Just make yourself stand out. I was also close enough to do the optional interview over the summer. Be aware- these interviews are with rising seniors, so not only are they judging you, but it's a good way to judge the typical William and Mary person, or TWAMP.
In my view SAT is about 45% grade is about 35% and 20% is ur essays, E.C.A., and ur application. Essay, I believe, counts almost 10% more on ur application. If u get an SAT grade above 600s scores and GPA above 3.7/4, which was my score by the way, I think u will have a good shot of getting into these schools. Instate is more competitive than out of state (especially in this dire economy), Woman might be slightly harder to getting in than man (W. 55/ M.45), and minority has slight advantage than whites or Asians (Wh. 65 % A. 25 % B. 10%). Transfer has acceptance rate of 50%, so it is much easier for transfer to get into this college than as a freshman, which is 30%. In my opinion this school is great place for anyone, but try to apply many other schools (At least 8 as I did) rather than applying 3 colleges in case of some misfortunes. If ur trying to apply into competitive schools like this college than i advice u should apply at least 4 or 5 of these and other 2 or 3 for safety schools just to be cautious. I knew couple kids who only applied to three, but barely got into one school, which I consider as a dangerous. Good luck!
| Political Science|| Jan 31 2010 |