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Reviews 1475 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Had to fill out a lot of redundant paperwork

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Mix of bad and good.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Buildings aren't that great. Does not invest that much in to housing

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4 College Freshman

Administration: Overall this does not really seem too strict a campus, other than Parking Services.

1 person found this useful Report
College Freshman

Party Scene: I have not been to any parties so I cannot answer this.

College Freshman

Scholarships: I do not receive financial aid from the school directly.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: If you're looking for a school with outstanding food options, this is not it. It's enough to get by, but the general consensus is it's lacking.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Overall the housing is pretty good. There are several styles to pick from (hall, suite, apartment) and dorms located all across campus.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Bars have some decent food, and there are good places to go on quick runs off-campus like Cookout, Chipotle, etc. if you have a car. Most places in Colonial Williamsburg are a bit pricey.

4 College Freshman

Administration: I would actually say the Administration is well-organized and very (if not too) fair. The biggest problem here is the off-campus Williamsburg Police which is much more strict then the campus run P.D.

College Freshman

Scholarships: I have no experience with the financial aid process.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: We don't have widespread parties Sunday night to Wednesday night, although occasionally there will be something. People prioritize academics above a party-all-the-time lifestyle, which in my opinion is healthy. Most social people looking for a good time easily find a place to go party/chill Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at athlete/club/greek events.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Food is food and isn't worth complaining about, considering we're all lucky to have it. The biggest issue is how hit-or-miss it can be. There are weeks where they'll have stations with good "staple-like" foods that everyone likes and then other options and there are weeks where every station is featuring something strange and unappealing. When they serve good food, it can be really good. It's really a matter of whether or not they serve it enough.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Most of the dorms are so close in proximity to classes, the dining halls, gym, etc. Also, freshmen are placed in dorms with people who enjoy pretty similar social environments, so its a great system.

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: Very hit or miss. The food doesn't set well with me and I don't like being forced into a meal plan. The option of Flex is nice but is very limited.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The housing is not best nor the worst! My freshman dorm doesn't have AC but wasn't a problem but heating was. Overall nice conditions!

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: The school is not known for athletics. It is an academic school. The gym is empty if you go before 8 am classes, but it gets more crowded as the day goes on. There are a few cardio bunnies always taking up the treadmills and stationary bikes, but the majority of students do not work out or lift so the weights are not in super high demand, but still at the wrong times of day you cannot move in the gym. Intermurals are fun but there isn't enough participation to make them awesome.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Plenty of options in varying ranges from 5 star restaurants to wawa.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: They are strict when it comes to matters of safety, legality, honor and academics. If whatever the person is doing is legal, not disrupting others and not out of control they are pretty lenient

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The meal plan is mandatory for people living on campus, and quite frankly Sodexo is pretty bad at what they do

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: While I haven't had an opportunity to live in any off-campus housing, from what I've seen of the choices, it's a good option for students. There are several apartment complexes nearby that are within short commuting distance, and can sometimes be cheaper than some of the best housing options on campus. From what I've heard from others, availability isn't bad at all, either, but those who live off-campus definitely need to have a car available as well for easy commutes.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Mooyah is an amazing burger joint, and The Crust is a fantastic pizza place, but beyond that, there aren't too many wonderful locations that would be considered "off-campus," and even less that readily accept flex points for payment. The places that are available do have great quality food though. Mooyah, The Crust, and Pita Pit all take flex points, as do some chain restaurants like Domino's Pizza.

4 College Freshman

Administration: William and Mary takes great pride in its Honor Code and tends to be rather strict with violations of the Honor Code. There are student run groups and councils set up to judge those who break Honor Code, and infractions are treated very seriously. For alcohol use, while RAs don't necessarily jump on you if you mention drinking in a conversation, if they find you with it, and you're underaged, they won't be afraid to write you up or report you.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The financial aid office can be very helpful with answering questions students have. Most financial aid is automatically given to you based on merit derived from your FAFSA information, and you just have to select "accept" or "decline" to receive funds. Things for students loans are done through the same website as the FAFSA, but I haven't had an opportunity to use the site yet.

College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't go to parties, but I know they happen.

1 person found this useful Report
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The Wren Building The Wren Building The oldest academic building still in use today.
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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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