- 4 Year
- WILLIAMSBURG, VA
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- Academicsgrade A+
- Valuegrade A+
- Diversitygrade A
- Campusgrade B minus
- Athleticsgrade B+
- Party Scenegrade B minus
- Professorsgrade A
- Locationgrade B
- Dormsgrade C minus
- Campus Foodgrade C minus
- Student Lifegrade B+
- Safetygrade B
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.
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Most Popular Majors
- Business193 Graduates
- Political Science and Government182 Graduates
- Liberal Arts and Humanities165 Graduates
- Economics142 Graduates
- Psychology141 Graduates
- Biology137 Graduates
- Physical Education Teaching and Coaching129 Graduates
- History97 Graduates
- International Relations88 Graduates
- Mathematics80 Graduates
- Mix of Online and on Campus0%
- On Campus100%
- A gifted and passionate twamp4%
- One tribe one family47%
- Tribe Pride33%
- WILLIAM AND MARY, LOVED OF OLD13%
William & Mary Reviews
I also love the diversity of the campus. Everyone I have met here are super friendly and passionate about something. There is very little competitiveness, we all work together and struggle together. The campus itself is beautiful (although a little run down), and Williamsburg is an awesome college town. There is soooo much good food that is cheap and open very late. Weather is rainy, so don’t forget your ponchos and duck boots :D
The only two downsides of William and Mary I can think of are scheduling and housing prices.Overall, I have really enjoyed my time at so far. Go Pride!
At this point the only thing keeping W&M relevant is its academic reputation, but if you want a good overall college experience, look elsewhere. There are plenty of other options in VA (UVA, Tech, UofR, GMU) that are comparable in academics while harboring healthier and better environments for students' social, mental, and physical wellbeing. Do yourself a favor and think twice before you go here.
(Side note: this is not the school for pursuing the arts. Humanities, yes. Music, theatre, or other performing arts, definitely not.)