Class of 2015
The 196 members of the Class of 2015 arrived on August 23, and the Law School welcomed one of its most accomplished classes to date. They hail from 33 different states, the District of Columbia, Canada, China, Czech Republic, and Liberia, and their records of achievements, awards, honors, leadership, employment, and service indicates students who will individually and collectively uphold the fine tradition of William & Mary Law School.*
- Median LSAT: 164 (75th/25th: 166/161)**
- Median undergraduate GPA: 3.74 (75th/25th: 3.84/3.45)**
- Average age: 23.5
- Age range: 20 to 39
- 52% men, 48% women
- 20% of students identify themselves as minorities
- Total applicants: 5,573
The Class of 2015 attended 116 different undergraduate institutions, 10 in Virginia and 106 in 33 other states, DC, and two other countries. Six percent of the class holds advanced degrees.
The leading Virginia undergraduate institutions were:
- College of William & Mary
- University of Virginia
- University of Richmond
- Virginia Tech
Out-of-state schools with multiple matriculants include:
- Florida State University
- University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
- University of Maryland – College Park
- University of Texas – Austin
- Boston College
- University of Tennessee – Knoxville
- University of California – Los Angeles
- Brigham Young University
- Arizona State University
- University of Michigan
- Colgate University
- Cornell University
- Pepperdine University
- Princeton University
- Tulane University
- University of Pennsylvania
- Vanderbilt University
- Davidson College
- Dartmouth College
- Georgetown University
- United States Military Academy (West Point)
Class members have undergraduate and graduate degrees in anthropology, art history, biology, business administration, classical archaeology, classics, communications, economics, engineering, English, higher education leadership, history, instructional technology, international studies, journalism, leadership studies, music, philosophy, political science, psychology, public administration, public policy, religion, and sociology.
Members of the Class of 2015 come to William & Mary with a myriad of different experiences.
- 50% of the class has full-time work experience, including work in the private sector, federal and state government, non-profit organizations, education, and the legal profession.
- Eight members served or are serving in the military.
- Students were active in student life, serving as student council presidents and officers, fraternity and sorority presidents and officers, college ambassadors, and newspaper editors.
- Members have served in Teach for America and AmeriCorps, six are Eagle Scouts, and six participants on church missions ranging from one to two years.
- The class includes varsity athletes and talented musicians and performers.
In addition to the Class of 2015 J.D. candidates, twenty-seven students joined William & Mary Law School for one year of study in the American Legal System as LL.M. candidates. These new members of the Law School community are citizens of China, India, Nigeria, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Most have been trained in law in their home nations, and we are excited for the contributions and added understanding that they bring to William & Mary.
*Numbers as of the start of classes on August 23, 2012.
**LSAT/UGPA percentiles were calculated by the Law School Admission Council based on matriculant lists provided by William & Mary to the ABA.