College of William & Mary

1,350 reviews
  1. Williamsburg, VA
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A
  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
    A-
  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 rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.79 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.79 responses
41%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.79 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 56 responses
Report
  • Intelligent
    32%
  • Passionate
    29%
  • Twamp
    13%
  • Gifted
    11%
  • Nerdy
    9%
  • Quirky
    5%
  • A gifted and passionate twamp
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.105 responses
Poll
77%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.127 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 50 responses
Report
  • One tribe one family
    44%
  • Tribe Pride
    42%
  • 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%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.46 responses

Reviews

1,350 reviews
  • Excellent
    210
  • Very Good
    462
  • Average
    563
  • Poor
    82
  • Terrible
    33
The campus of William and Mary is beautiful. Whether you're hanging out at the sunken gardens or taking a stroll around the trails by Lake Matoaka, you're in for a visual treat! You have access to historical sites such as Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown and Jamestown. Teachers work toward student success through challenging classes. The fitness facilities on campus are great and even include racquetball courts, a rock climbing facility, an indoor pool, saunas, and a massage room. The food isn't gourmet, but certainly adequate. There are plenty of organizations to get involved with on campus and the school puts on plenty of extra-curricular activities for students to enjoy. For those that have a car, it is also conveniently located right next to a theme park (Busch Gardens), central between Richmond and Virginia Beach, and about equidistant to Charlottesville and Washington D.C. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at William & Mary and would highly recommend it.
  • Sophomore
  • 30 days ago
Attending William and Mary was the perfect choice for me. The academics are amazing, and it was so cool to take classes in the oldest standing academic building in the country! The school offers intramural and club sports, Greek life, student entertainment and activities, language housing, and a lot more. The school has a rich history and is close by to Colonial Williamsburg. It is also close to Busch Gardens and plenty of local restaurants. Virginia Beach is only an hour away and the city of Richmond is only 45 minutes away. Going to W&M was the best choice I ever made!
  • Alum
  • 8 days ago
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.
  • College Freshman
  • 8 months ago