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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B
William & Mary is a highly rated public college located in Williamsburg, Virginia in the Norfolk Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,209 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the William & Mary acceptance rate is 37%. Popular majors include Business Administration and Management, Political Science and Government, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 91% of students, William & Mary alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $42,200.
About College of William & Mary...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Colonial Athletic Association
Address
P.O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187
Website

College of William & Mary Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
37%
Application Deadline
January 1
SAT Range
1250-1470
ACT Range
28-33
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$16,734/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $4,459/ year
  • $30-48k
    $5,682/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,238/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,384/ year
  • $110k+
    $29,906/ year
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Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.79 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.81 responses
41%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.81 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,209Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
9%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 58 responses
Report
  • Intelligent
    31%
  • Passionate
    29%
  • Twamp
    12%
  • Gifted
    10%
  • Nerdy
    10%
  • Quirky
    5%
  • A gifted and passionate twamp
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.107 responses
Poll
78%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.129 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 52 responses
Report
  • One tribe one family
    44%
  • Tribe Pride
    40%
  • WILLIAM AND MARY, LOVED OF OLD
    13%
  • Home away from home
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$55,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
91%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.46 responses
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College of William & Mary Reviews

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I have learned so much at William and Mary after only one year! Professors are approachable and clearly care about the students, research opportunities are abundant and easy to get involved in, and class sizes are small. The community is also amazing! Students are extremely tolerant and accepting, and I have had the privilege of becoming friends with an extremely diverse group of people. I would highly recommend William and Mary to anyone seeking a quality, although rigorous, education in an encouraging environment.
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Thus far, my time at William and Mary has been absolutely wonderful. I love the student body, I find the campus gorgeous, and I consider Williamsburg to be a wonderfully unique college town. I'm also very much fascinated by all the history on and off campus, and love to build up my own reserve of fast facts about the campus. I have been blown away by the push to promote positive mental health at the school this past year, and I am excited to see what the future holds for the college. If you're considering applying here, I encourage you to come and see it in person. I fell in love with the school while on a walking tour a few summers back, and I hope you can as well. Above all (again, directed to prospective students), I wish you the best in your college search! Find a place that feels like home, because it will become just that.
The College of William and Mary very quickly became my home away from home. I met some of the best people while participating in pep band, studying for classes, and working at Campus Recreation. Everyone is so warm and welcoming, and always pushing you to try new things! There are so many opportunities to take advantage of, whether it be helping with research projects on campus or at VIMS or taking classes on subjects you are completely unfamiliar with. The campus is beautiful and the dorms are fairly decent. The only downside to the school is the food and the fact that the weather can never make up its mind. GO TRIBE!