Colleges and Universities

Class of 2020 at William and Mary diverse and accomplished

WILLIAMSBURG— Of the 14,381 students who applied for admission to the College of William and Mary this year, approximately 5,520 got in. Of those accepted, 1,520 decided to attend. Those students make up William and Mary's Class of 2020, and they will arrive in Williamsburg in the coming weeks.

On Friday the college released details about the incoming freshmen. According to the university:

♦ 78 percent of students who attended schools with class ranks, graduated in the top 10 percent.

♦ 30 percent of the incoming freshman are people of color.

♦ 11 percent of the class are first-generation college students.

♦ 7 percent are...