The College of William and Mary (W&M) has the distinction of being considered the second-oldest college in the United States. In more than 300 years of operation, W&M has established itself as a premier university, combining an emphasis on research and engagement with the wide-ranging, interdisciplinary nature of the liberal arts.
W&M’s academics focus primarily on undergraduate study. More than 35 undergraduate programs are available, including a few joint degree programs with the University of St. Andrews. Undergraduates are encouraged to take on research projects and find other practical ways to apply their studies.
Graduate studies at W&M include more than 25 programs. The college’s Colonial History program is considered one of the best in the country, and the W&M Law School is the oldest in the United States.
With more than 400 clubs and organizations, student life at College of William and Mary is diverse and active. About 85% of students participate in athletics, and the college offers plenty of opportunities for community engagement.
To apply for undergraduate admissions at William & Mary, submit the Common Application by January 1. If you’d like to be considered for need-based financial aid, you should also complete the FAFSA and CSS Profile by March 1. Graduate admissions procedures vary by department.
Quick Facts about College of William and Mary
Large Town Setting
Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)
On-Campus Housing Available
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