|Students who got into CWM say:|
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| | Make yourself competitive. Diversify your extra-curricular involvement and take the most challenging classes available to you. Make sure your application is flawless. If you can, participate in the on-campus interview process (if you can't, it doesn't count against you). VISIT and make sure you can see yourself here. If you get in, schedule an overnight visit as well! 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.
I am a smart person, but I'm no genius. William and Mary looks at more than academics when considering your application. They want to see you as a person to see what you can bring to the college. My grades were pretty good in high school, but not fantastic, and my SATs were not that great, but I got in because I showed them who I am and what I am passionate about. I'm an officer of a school club, I am a Gold Award girl scout, I do lots of community service with my church, I went for an interview, and wrote a unique and original essay. I think that those things are what set me apart from the rest of the applicants.
Worked my butt off in high school. Scheduled a visit and an interview after submitting my application. Got a ROTC scholarship before applying. 3 varsity letters, NHS, National Merit runner-up, and good board scores.
| Business - Management and Administration|| Jun 24 2005 |
Competition is not AS bad as the Ivy League, but it's still tough. I wouldn't even apply if your SATs are below 1300.