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Office of Admission Records

Identifier: UA 79

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  • No requestable containers

Scope and Contents

Acc. 1982.007: Statistical Profile of Incoming Freshmen, 1976-1977. This accession includes the high school class rank, SAT scores, and achievement scores for every matriculating William and Mary freshman in September, 1976. Also included are statistical measurements of language proficiency and a list of students from this class who declared a foreign language concentration. Students are not identified. This information was compiled for statistical purposes only.

Acc. 1985.011: Student Applicant Pool, 1978-1983. Printouts listing the gender, high school, class rank, SAT scores, and other information about applicants to William and Mary. There is also specific information about music applicants (1983) and athletic admissions (1980-1983). Students are not identified. This information was compiled for statistical purposes only.

Acc. 1999.026: Class Profiles, 1946-1984. Reports and profiles of William and Mary classes that include information on resident status, gender, and race.

Separate from the above accessions, the collection also includes various publications, brochures, fliers, etc. from the office. The inventory for this material is available in the finding aid/inventory section of this finding aid.


  • Creation: 1861-2013


Conditions Governing Access:

This collection contains material which may be restricted related to personnel matters, student records, or other reasons. A Special Collections Research Center staff member must review the collection for restricted material before any researchers may use the collection. Consult a staff member for assistance.

Acc. 1982.007 may be restricted. Please consult staff in advance for assistance.

Acc. 1985.011 is not restricted (names and Social Security Numbers have been deleted).

Acc. 1999.026 contains some records with names and SSNs. These records are restricted. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Historical Note:

This office oversees the admission of undergraduate students to the College of William and Mary.


7.42 Linear Feet (6 boxes)



Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

Portions of this collection are held off-site. Please ask staff for assistance.

Custodial History:

Portions of this collection were previously part of the University Archives Publications Collection.

Acquisition Information:

Acc. 1982.007 transferred from the Modern Languages Department 06/29/1981. Acc. 1985.011 transferred from the Office of Admissions on various dates. Acc. 1999.026 transferred from the Office of Admissions 11/1998.


Future accruals are expected.

Related Materials:

Acc. 1989.096, a tape of rough footage for a recruiting video made in the 1980s, is part of the Audiovisual Collection (UA 58); also see relevant folder titles under the Office of the President (UA 2); Department of Arts and Sciences (UA 310); University Archives Oral History Collection (UA 43).

Processing Information:

Acc. 1985.011 was arranged and inventoried by Peter Klicker, SCRC staff, in April 2010.

Guide to the Office of Admission Records
William & Mary Special Collections staff
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository