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5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: We have the medical amnesty program-- so if you're drinking and you need to call 911, you won't get in trouble

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Amazing freshmen seminars. The intro level classes can be a bit boring though. Don't take natty psych (Natural Psych). Biggest regret of freshman year.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: A lot of graduates go to work for the federal government in DC or for consulting firms. I know we have a great business school. Alumni are very involved in helping out recent grads. Good recruiting too, especially in the consulting/accoutning fields. Beautiful new career center.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus and in Williamsburg. While I don't personally know any victims of sexual assault, I have heard of cases. I also know of examples of falsified sexual assault and abuse of the Title 9 system to revoke revenge on the alleged perpetrator (innocent). Good and bad.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Freshman year housing isn't as bad as you hear it might be. Later on, it can be a little difficult to get the dorm you want, but everything works out in the end. Often people move off campus as upperclassmen because its cheaper and you can get away with partying. Nice old buildings near the sunken gardens, and Jamestown is very nice too. The Ho' house has apartments if you're into that. Also off campus there are nice apartments near CW and sorority court. Frat row houses (on-campus) are nice, but srat houses are generally old and need rehab.

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5 College Freshman

Greek Life: It is what you make of it-- you can find your niche in one of the numerous frats and srats on campus. Not all frat guys are preppy douchebags, although there certainly are some. Not all srat girls are looks-obsessed and catty, actually not really any at all. Down to earth and social. Girls join for sisterhood, guys join for parties. Hookup culture for greeks in their freshman fall; less so further on in your WM career. Girls' rush is very regimented, structured and clear-cut. Guys rush is VERY loose, just making friends and partying; it can be a bit confusing (in my experience). With girls it obvious when a sorority is not interested or not- its online, but with guys you can make it to bid day and sometimes not know whether you'll get a bid or not. I am in greek life and I think it enhances my experience. Greeks are (usually) not self-limiting and mix well with the rest of the tribe community

5 College Freshman

Athletics: A highlight of W&M- No emphasis on varsity, large participation in club, nice rec center. Varsity sports teams are their own communities, constantly training so we never see them! Football games are decently well attended, especially homecoming. Club sports are a highlight of my W&M experience. I joined the sailing team and found my home with a great group of friendly sailors who welcomed me and showed me the ropes- both literally and figuratively. Some club sports hang out and party almost as much as greeks- especially rugby. They are a great social option if you want to stay fit and/or be social. The rec center is nice too, with a dedicated weight room floor, basketball, volleyball, tennis, etc etc and brand new machines near the cardio. The weight room can get a bit bro-y with the frat guys wearing their letters while lifting. I've heard good reviews of the fitness classes too.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have had an amazing freshman year at the college. From the first days of orientation and move-in until spring finals and move-out I have felt a connection with all of the other members of the Tribe. There is a true sense of community on campus, something that I know most other colleges and universities lack. I got to meet an incredible amount of people in my first couple weeks here and will never forget going out at rush with strangers and becoming friends with them in a matter of hours. Between joining a club team and a fraternity, I feel as though I have more than enough social outlets and opportunities for leadership. Although I would like to be closer to a city, I believe that W&M's setting in Williamsburg helps to foster our sense of community. W&M is the place for me.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I would like to see more student involvement and students going to games

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: William and Mary is the best school - I'm really glad I ended up here

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: William and Mary has become my home

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel pretty safe around here when I'm walking back from the library at like 2am.

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2 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I personally don't like it here very much. Williamsburg is very boring. Nothing to do on the weekends. The atmosphere is very stressful. I really want to just graduate early and move on with my life.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Pretty good. Lots of opportunities at the career center.

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2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Lots of cockroaches. Housing sucks.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There are plenty of greeks but it's not like you have to be in one. They're generally pretty friendly.

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Football is fine. Basketball is fine. I don't know anything about the other sports. Sports aren't big at this school.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's okay. Food is pretty bad though. I enjoy going back home on the weekends to see family and eat real food. Can't wait to just graduate.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: The school is in a pretty safe area, and the police are always available.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The professors are very good in their fields, and are always accessible. The courses are also very interesting, with small class sizes.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The career center always has something going on and will be very interested in helping you, however, it would be better if it were more personalized.

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: The housing here is very good as compared to most public universities.

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2 College Junior

Greek Life: Coming from a school where I was in Greek Life, the Greek Life here is awful.

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3 College Junior

Athletics: Sports here have not taken off like most other public universities. It is amazing the level of school spirit that William and Mary has with the lack of a sports culture.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: As a recent transfer to the college, I have found it to be fantastic. The quality of students and faculty is amazing, and there is a genuine love of learning here.

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Something that is nearly tangible upon arrival at William & Mary is the love students share for their campus, their dedicated teachers, and their fellow student colleagues. The strong sense of community is what appeals to so many students who come from all over the United States (and some other countries, as well—there's a growing British population!) to feel like they have found their home away from home.

When asked if they would choose William & Mary again for their college experience if given a second chance, most students eagerly reply with a "Yes!" The College, though relatively tame and quiet, truly embodies the collegiate experience. It has a gorgeous campus with gardens equipped for lazy, Frisbee-throwing afternoons. It has devoted professors and staff who truly want students to succeed. Most importantly, it has students who have an overarching sense of pride for their school, their friends, and the young men and women William & Mary has helped them become.

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