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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Currently our fall semester is utilizing a hybrid approach with students on-campus and some virtual. We are not open to formal visits and tours at the moment but should students or families find themselves in the Williamsburg area our Admission Office vestibule is open 24/7 and has a self guided campus tour available. Learn More

  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
200 Richmond Road
Williamsburg, VA 23187
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Colonial Athletic Association
From William & Mary

William & Mary is unlike any other university in America.

We’re the second oldest institution of higher education in the nation, but also a cutting-edge research university. We’re a "Public Ivy" — one of only eight in the nation — offering a world-class education at an exceptional value.

Our students are not only some of the smartest in the world, but passionate about serving others and serious about having fun. Our professors are teachers, scholars and research mentors, the cornerstone of a thriving intellectual community that produces experienced, engaged, successful graduates.

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

Application Deadline
January 1
Acceptance Rate
37%
SAT Range
1310-1490
ACT Range
30-33
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$15,622/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$21,792/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
57%

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.79 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.86 responses
42%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.86 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    0%
  • On Campus
    100%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,300Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
77
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
13%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 63 responses
  • Intelligent
    32%
  • Passionate
    29%
  • Twamp
    13%
  • Gifted
    11%
  • Nerdy
    10%
  • Quirky
    5%
  • A gifted and passionate twamp
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.112 responses
Poll
76%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.134 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 57 responses
  • One tribe one family
    47%
  • Tribe Pride
    37%
  • WILLIAM AND MARY, LOVED OF OLD
    12%
  • Boring
    2%
  • Home away from home
    2%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $58,500/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    91%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    94%
    National
    83%
    83%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.46 responses

    William & Mary Reviews

    1,497 reviews
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    William & Mary is an amazing school, and I feel so lucky to be surrounded by so many wonderful peers, professors, and others who have made my experience so great. For people that don't want to go to very big school but also don't want to feel like everyone knows everyone, it's a great size. Additionally, it's a school with a very active student body that is both very caring and involved in trying to constantly better the W&M community. If you are someone who cares a lot about learning but also wants to make some amazing friends and live in an area with a lot of really interesting history, I definitely suggest looking into studying here! One of my favorite things about W&M is how many student groups, of all different types and sizes, exist on campus; I really do think that there's something for everyone. Furthermore, the vast majority of my professors have been fantastic and extremely dedicated to helping students succeed in their courses.
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    Academics: The school is challenging, one of the most challenging in the country apparently. That being said it is a great learning environment as everyone on campus is smart and interested in learning. Professors here are amazing!

    Social life: Believe it actually somewhat of a party scene. For the most part you need to be in greek life but there are some open parties. They aren't to crazy more relaxed but they're pretty fun. Rushing is not intense and only a few fraternities do REAL pledging. The school is nerdy no doubt. Students are called TWAMPs (typical william and mary person).

    Food: not as bad as people say (still not the best).. Sadler sucks but caf and marketplace are alright.

    Housing: This really depends. For freshman there are some really nice places like Lemon but there are also some not so good places like GGV and Botetourt. In my freshman dorm (Botetourt) there were roaches, the shower had terrible pressure, and no AC. (Put Yates for ur first choice for freshman)
    Graduated on ‘87 and stayed interested in all things W&M. Have been back to visit multiple times. The core of the W&M experience remains unchanged: a superlative academic experience in a quaint, yet fun environment. A party school it is not; but, most applicants know that in advance and understand that wild times can be found if you look hard enough. The facilities are very good and always improving. The campus is compact and inspiring in both nature and architecture. I’d go back if it could!