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College of William and Mary

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College of William and Mary

Founded in 1693, The College of William and Mary is the second oldest institution of higher learning in the country, and includes Thomas Jefferson and 16 signers of the Declaration of Independence among its alumni. While it is a public research university, the College of William and Mary strives to provide an excellent undergraduate experience through small student to faculty ratios and a dedicated faculty passionate about teaching. All students recite the honor code established by Thomas Jefferson in 1779: As a Member of the William & Mary community I pledge, on my Honor, not to lie, cheat, or steal in either my academic or personal life. I understand that such acts violate the Honor Code and undermine the community of trust of which we are all stewards. Students flock to the College of William and Mary for its excellent academic reputation as an original ‘public ivy’, illustrious history and accomplished alumni, beautiful setting in Williamsburg Virginia and its reputation as one of the best value universities in the country.

Admissions Phone 757 221-4223
Admissions Email
Codes SAT: 5115 ACT: 4344 FAFSA: 003705 CSS Profile: 5115
Location Williamsburg, Virginia; Medium town, 50 miles South East of Richmond
College Type Public
College Newspaper The Flat Hat
Enrollment ~6,000 undergraduate students
Popular Programs Business/Marketing, Interdisciplinary Studies, Psychology
Student Life Students spend a considerable amount of their time outdoors as the College of William and Mary has a largely wooded campus as well as its own lake and outdoor amphitheater. One unofficial tradition is the Triathlon, a set of three tasks to be completed by each student prior to graduation. Christmas is also a grand celebration with a number of traditions like the Yule Log ceremony. With a long history of Greek organizations, a number of a cappella groups and various comedy troupes, there’s something for everyone at William and Mary.
International ~5% of undergrads; TOEFL: Required;  SAT or ACT: Required; Financial Aid Available
Transfer Yes, Fall, Spring; Minimum GPA 3.00
Crossover Gerogetown, Virginia, University of North Carolina, University of Pennsylvania
Other Selective (~30% admitted), Early Decision, Common Application


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