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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
About William & Mary...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Colonial Athletic Association
Address
P.O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187
Website
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
36%
SAT Range
1300-1480
ACT Range
29-33
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$17,415/ 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
$18,738/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
54%

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

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,199Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
86
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
11%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 63 responses
Report
  • 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
Report
  • 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
    92%
    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
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    William & Mary Reviews

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    I love this college! There are many things to do in Williamsburg, but also around campus, as well. It's a smaller school, which is great, and the majority of the professors try to get to know their students. It's fairly easy to get into undergraduate research here, which is great for future endeavors. The housing process is bad because they don't do a head count of everyone and have to deal with running out of housing/rooms. The course selection website is awful and constantly crashes when trying to register. Other than that, it's great.
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    William & Mary, in all honesty, has been an absolutely amazing experience to far! The people here are beyond supportive and very unique as individuals. Housing is good, and the RAs really work to bring hallmates closer together. The classes are interesting and the professors are such amazing resources, it's unbelievable! I highly recommend W&M with all my heart if you want an engaging college!
    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.