1,356 reviews
  1. Williamsburg, VA
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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+
College of William & Mary is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Colonial Athletic Association
Address
200 Richmond Road
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
33%
SAT Scores Range
1270-1470
ACT Scores Range
29-33
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for College of William & Mary

Cost

Net Price
$12,406/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $5,136/ year
  • $30-48k
    $6,597/ year
  • $49-75k
    $9,528/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,100/ year
  • $110k+
    $26,157/ year

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.79 responses
41%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.79 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,214Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
10%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 56 responses
Report
  • Intelligent
    32%
  • Passionate
    29%
  • Twamp
    13%
  • Gifted
    11%
  • Nerdy
    9%
  • Quirky
    5%
  • A gifted and passionate twamp
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.105 responses
Poll
77%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.127 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 50 responses
Report
  • One tribe one family
    44%
  • Tribe Pride
    42%
  • WILLIAM AND MARY, LOVED OF OLD
    14%

After College of William & Mary

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$56,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
90%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.46 responses

College of William & Mary Reviews

1,356 reviews
All Categories
AMAZING PROFESSORS - BEAUTIFUL SCHOOL - VERY BAD HOUSING!

Absolutely beautiful and small, manageable campus and college. Williamsburg is a lovely place too. Professors are passionate and truly amazing, and the curriculum/class choices/education - equally amazing. Students are also not subject to being taught by graduate students.

Most dorms are really bad though especially the ones the freshman are put in, many without air conditioning. Housing selection is disorganized and favors the university and not the student. Their screening process to match roommates needs significant updating.

Not easy or cheap to get to the airport in spite of how simple they make it sound especially for those without cars and/or out of state students. Connections are not great either (avoid Norfolk airport).

W&M not helpful to out of state students. Like the extra $ but tuned into more of the in state students or ones from states nearby. It's time W&M goes back to being private.
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The campus of William and Mary is beautiful. Whether you're hanging out at the sunken gardens or taking a stroll around the trails by Lake Matoaka, you're in for a visual treat! You have access to historical sites such as Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown and Jamestown. Teachers work toward student success through challenging classes. The fitness facilities on campus are great and even include racquetball courts, a rock climbing facility, an indoor pool, saunas, and a massage room. The food isn't gourmet, but certainly adequate. There are plenty of organizations to get involved with on campus and the school puts on plenty of extra-curricular activities for students to enjoy. For those that have a car, it is also conveniently located right next to a theme park (Busch Gardens), central between Richmond and Virginia Beach, and about equidistant to Charlottesville and Washington D.C. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at William & Mary and would highly recommend it.
It is rare to find a place where everyone around you is extremely intelligent, driven, creative and passionate. William and Mary is a unique school that puts an emphasis on the potential of the individuals and the support of the community that surrounds them. I learned a lot in the classroom because of the skill and expertise of the professors, but learned even more outside of the classroom by constantly being surrounded by others who question things for the sake of understanding and growth. I will always cherish being a member of the tribe!