The College of William & Mary is a public research university located at Williamsburg, Virginia, United States. Established in 1693, it is the second-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, after Harvard University.
The university offers 80 programs at undergraduate and graduate levels. The most popular majors offered are –
- Social Sciences
- Biological and Biomedical Sciences
- Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
- Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
- Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Why Choose College of William & Mary?
- The university had a financial endowment of USD 874.1 million in 2017.
- One of only eight Public Ivies in the nation offering superior education at a cost lower than Private Ivy League schools.
- Earl Gregg Swem Library comprises of more than 2 million volumes.
- Alumni consists of four of the first ten presidents of the United States, four United States Supreme Court justices, dozens of United States senators and representatives and current entertainers.
College of William & Mary Schools and Programs
The college offers over 40 graduate and professional degree programs through one faculty and four schools:
- Arts and Sciences
- Raymond A. Mason School of Business
- William & Mary School of Education
- William & Mary School of Law
- William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Campus Housing Facilities at College of William & Mary
College of William & Mary has a 1,200-acre campus in Williamsburg, Virginia. In 2011, the magazine Travel + Leisure named William & Mary as one of the most beautiful college campuses in the United States. The campus also has Muscarelle Museum of Art.
The university can accommodate 72% of the student population in residences on campus. It also helps students seek off-campus residences.
College of William & Mary Admission Process
Pre-Requisites for Admission into College of William & Mary
- Test score: SAT/ACT for UG students; GRE/GMAT for Graduate students
- English language proficiency test score: TOEFL; IELTS (applicable only for graduate students)
- CV or Resume
- Letters of recommendation
- A statement of objective
- Apply directly through the online application portal on the official website
- Each department has its own website and its own set of requirements
- Application deadline varies for each program
- Application fee for undergraduate/graduate students: $75
Costs and Expenses of studying at College of William & Mary
The estimated average annual expense for a year at College of William & Mary is shown below –
|Expenses||Cost (Amount in USD)|
|Room & Board||12,236|
|Books, travel and incidentals||3,862|
Scholarships and Financial Aids offered by College of William & Mary
- The institution typically meets 100% of demonstrated financial need for students.
- The average need based scholarship offered by the institute USD 17,558.
- 38% of students receive some form of financial aid.
College of William & Mary Alumni
The College of William & Mary has a network of 98,851 people as its alumni. These alumni enjoy the following benefits offered by the college –
- Insurance Program
- Free use of Colonial Williamsburg's shuttle service
- Access to the Historic Area and art museums
- Travel trips
A few Notable Alumni are –
- Thomas Jefferson, Former President of the United States
- Robert M. Gates, Former U.S. Secretary of Defense
- Christina Romer, Former Chair of U.S. Council of Economic Advisors
- Jon Stewart , The Daily Show
- David M. Brown, NASA astronaut
- Thomas A. Shannon, Jr, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs
- James Comey, Former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation