We're different, and we like it that way. 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 unive...
We're different, and we like it that way. 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 highly selective, but also public, offering a world-class education without the sticker shock.\\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.\\We're a "Public Ivy"—one of only eight in the nation. That means we offer a superior education that's accessible to everyone. We love our hometown of Williamsburg and the amazing Commonwealth of Virginia and we're proud to be one of the reasons for their economic success.
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
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.
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