The members of the Class of 2018 arrived at the Law School on August 17, 2015, hailing from 37 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, China, the Dominican Republic, Estonia, and India. Their records of achievements, awards, honors, leadership, employment, and service indicate students who will individually and collectively uphold the fine tradition of William & Mary Law School.
- Median LSAT: 163 (75th/25th: 165/158)*
- Median undergraduate GPA: 3.69 (75th/25th: 3.85/3.41)*
- Class Size: 201
- Average age: 24
- Age range: 20 to 38
- 52% women, 48% men
- 18% of students identify themselves as students of color
- Total applicants: 4,571
The Class of 2018 attended 133 different undergraduate institutions, 12 in Virginia and 121 in other locations. Twelve members of the class have earned advanced degrees.
The leading Virginia undergraduate institutions were:
- College of William & Mary
- University of Virginia
- Virginia Tech
Other undergraduate institutions with multiple matriculants include:
- American University
- Brigham Young University
- Catholic University
- Clemson University
- Cornell University
- Davidson College
- Duke University
- Florida State University
- George Washington University
- Indiana University at Purdue
- Lee University
- Miami University Oxford
- Smith College
- Stetson University
- Syracuse University
- Texas A&M University
- University of Central Florida
- University of Colorado
- University of Connecticut
- University of Delaware
- University of Kansas
- University of Michigan
- University of Notre Dame
- University of Pittsburgh
- University of Rochester
- University of Wisconsin
- Vanderbilt University
Political science, history, English, international relations, psychology, economics, philosophy, and government/service are the predominant majors studied by seventy-eight percent of the Class of 2018. Many other disciplines are represented and include anthropology, biology, business (accounting, finance, marketing), classics, criminology/criminal justice, cultural studies (African American, Asian, Hispanic, women’s studies), engineering (chemical, electrical, mechanical, petroleum, systems controls), foreign languages/linguistics (French, Spanish), journalism, mathematics, music, peace studies, physics, policy studies, social work, sociology, and theatre.
Members of the Class of 2018 come to William & Mary with a variety of different experiences.
- Forty-nine percent of the class has full-time work experience, including work in the private sector, federal government, non-profit organizations, education, and the legal profession.
- Seven members served or are serving in the military.
- Students were active in student life, serving as organization leaders, fraternity and sorority presidents and officers, college ambassadors, and newspaper and journal editors.
- Members have served in Teach for America and AmeriCorps, coached high school debate and mock trial, and many have been involved in mentoring and community service. One member of the class has received the Bronze Star.
- The class includes twenty varsity athletes, six of whom were team captains. Others are talented musicians and performers.
In addition to the Class of 2018 J.D. candidates, twenty-eight 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 Algeria, China, India, Italy, Luxembourg, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Poland, Thailand, and the United Kingdom. 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.
*First-year students enrolled as of August 17, 2015. Official data will be verified by LSAC in late fall 2015.