WM Description

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

Region

Mid-Atlantic

Setting

Large Town Setting

Type

Public

Size

Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Tribe

Nickname

The College

Website

www.wm.edu

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Highly Selective

In-State Tuition

$8,270

Out-of-State Tuition

$30,547

Retention Rate

95%

Enrollment

7,952

Year Established

1693

WM Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4

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100% of students gave College of William and Mary 4 stars overall.

Former Student - Last Attended 1996

Overall Rating:
4

Detailed Ratings

This is a really nice college and you can see why Jon Stewart (host of The Daily Show) has fond memories of attending it. The campus is nestled in the heart of Williamsburg and while it's not the most exciting town, any history buff will absolutely love the place. I transferred here from a city university and liked it much more.

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WM Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
5,850
Freshman Class
1,433
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
7,952

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
74%
Graduate
26%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
100%
Part-Time
0%

Students Coming From In-State vs. Out-of-State

In-State
57%
Out-of-State
43%

Gender of Students

Women
56%
Men
44%

Ethnic Diversity

African-American
7%
Asian
7%
Caucasian
59%
Latino
5%
Other
22%

Students State Origin

Virginia
57%
New Jersey
4%
Pennsylvania
3%
Maryland
2%
New York
2%
Other
32%

International Students

International
5%
Domestic
95%

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