College of William & Mary

1,344 reviews
  1. Williamsburg, VA
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B-
College of William & Mary is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Colonial Athletic Association
Address
200 Richmond Road
Williamsburg, VA 23187
Website

College of William & Mary Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
33%
SAT Range
1270-1470
ACT Range
29-33
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$12,406/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $5,136/ year
  • $30-48k
    $6,597/ year
  • $49-75k
    $9,528/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,100/ year
  • $110k+
    $26,157/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.58 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.58 responses
45%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.58 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,214Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
10%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • Intelligent
    39%
  • Passionate
    37%
  • Nerdy
    11%
  • Gifted
    8%
  • Twamp
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.89 responses
Poll
79%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.107 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Tribe Pride
    46%
  • One tribe one family
    39%
  • WILLIAM AND MARY, LOVED OF OLD
    14%

After College of William & Mary

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$56,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
90%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
75%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.24 responses

Reviews

1,344 reviews
  • Excellent
    202
  • Very Good
    457
  • Average
    559
  • Poor
    81
  • Terrible
    33
Students are thoughtful, reasonable, and fun. There's an emphasis on depth and substance over superficial experience. Conversations are expected to be about more than who did what last weekend. Football players sing a Capella and prom queens volunteer and play ultimate Frisbee in the Sunken Gardens. Traditions are unparalleled, from walking through the Wren Building on the first day to ringing the bell on the last. The school doesn't make things easy. Whether it's finding a party or taking a class, it challenges one to proactively engage. Make friends, seek out professors, find or create your own party, group, team. Your Tribe will respond. If you want the typical social scene and easily defined life experience, W and M might not be for you. There's nothing typical about W and M. If you look at the world and want to improve it, you're home. Students looking for a country club--there's a great public school just up the road you may like more. The food could be better though.
  • Alum
  • 17 days ago
there isnt much to do outside of the school and w&m feels very separated from the local community. the education is really good though.
  • College Senior
  • 2 months ago
I love the school. The environment is very comforting and students are very sweet and supportive.
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago