College of William & Mary

1,342 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

1,342 reviews
  • Excellent
    205
  • Very Good
    459
  • Average
    563
  • Poor
    82
  • Terrible
    33
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
  • 7 months ago
Depending on what you're looking for, Williamsburg could either be your dream location, or feel pretty boring. Personally, I am in love with the local charm of Colonial Williamsburg, and the tourist-town amenities. We are right across the street from Merchant's square, which has a bookstore, gift shops, and a bunch of fantastic restaurants. Everything is kept, clean, safe, and beautiful, and is an especially wonderful place to be at Christmastime. Most of the townies are pretty old, but are always friendly towards the students. Busch Gardens is nearby, as is the Jamestown beach, New Town, and the Williamsburg outlets. Unfortunately, food here can be pretty expensive, but there are enough fast-food places to keep eating out reasonable. There are only three bars within walking distance of campus, so you have to get creative when it comes to finding nightlife. All in all though, I am in love with the historic charm of Williamsburg, and could never imagine living somewhere else!
  • College Freshman
  • Jan 13 2015
I love this school so much. There's a great sense of community and the phrase "One Tribe, One Family" is taken very seriously here. It is only my freshman year but I met amazing people and the professors are passionate about what they teach. I formed great bonds with the faculty! Also, I personally didn't have too much trouble with the work load. The only people I've seen so far that were stressed with work were pre-med students. Obviously the material is challenging but I think the extent of it is over-hyped. I actually read about W&M a lot on the Niche site before coming and was slightly worried about the negative comments regarding the "non-existent" party scene and "depressing" campus...but honestly all these stereotypes aren't true. There's a pretty good party scene and the people in Greek life are actually genuine and not cliquey. I hope you all have the same experience that I gained here, and I can't wait to see where these next 3 years will take me!
  • College Freshman
  • 11 months ago