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College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, Virginia
The college, c. 1902 credit: Unknown
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Overview
Public
6,209 Undergraduates
37% Admissions Rate
Suburb: Small
Public
Region: South
Size: Small
Doctoral
College of William and Mary
200 Richmond Road
Williamsburg, Virginia
23187-8795
(757) 221-4000
www.wm.edu

William and Mary, a public research university in Williamsburg, Virginia, is the second-oldest institution of higher learning in the U.S. In February of 1693, King William III and Queen Mary II of England signed a charter to establish a "perpetual College of Divinity, Philosophy, Languages, and other good Arts and Sciences" in the Virginia Colony. This was the backbone of William & Mary, one of the top 40 schools in the nation. Notable alumni include Former U.S. Presidents Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, John Tyler and George Washington, TV host Jon Stewart, Steelers football coach Mike Tomlin, actress Glenn Close and singer Linda Lavin. The colors are green, silver and gold, and the mascot is the Griffin, a mythical creature that has the body of a lion and the head of an eagle. Its sports affiliation is NCAA Division I – Colonial Athletic Association (CAA); varsity teams include men’s basketball, baseball, football and cross country, and women’s basketball, golf, swimming, soccer and tennis. The Wren Building sits on the 1,200-acre campus, and is the oldest academic building in the nation still in use today. The school was also the first to start an honor system, offer the elective system for academics and teach political economy.

Location

Williamsburg is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia, United States. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the population was 14,068. In 2014, the population was estimated to be 14,691. More from Wikipedia...

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restaurants score

Students
42%

Men

58%

Women

20

Average Age of Entering Students

174

New Transfer Students

Admissions
37%

Acceptance Rate

29%

Enrollment Yield

1250-1470

SAT Range

14,382

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$16,734

Typical Cost

$43,670

Out-Of-State (published)

$22,044

In-State (published)

55%

Recieve Financial Aid

86%

Have Loans

$18,782

Median Debt

Academics
12.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

5

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

Business Management And Administration

Top Major

6

Faculty Awards

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 450 to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, 18 fraternities and 15 sororities on campus

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekends
Athletics
Football Conference:

Colonial Athletic Association

Basketball Conference:

Colonial Athletic Association

Track & Field Conference:

Colonial Athletic Association

Football Division:

1

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

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