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College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, VA

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The College of William and Mary, located in suburban Williamsburg, VA, has more than 30 undergraduate programs and 10 graduate and professional degree programs. This public institution was founded in 1693 by King William III and Queen Mary II of England. There is a thriving Greek life at William and Mary with the Phi Beta Kappa fraternity (the nation’s first academic Greek society). The school’s NCAA Division I sports team, known as the “Tribe”, participate in the Colonial Athletic Association. Notable alumni include three U.S. presidents—Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, and John Tyler, as well as Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, actress Glenn Close, and comedians Jon Stewart and Patton Oswalt.

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Quick Facts

PO Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795

2013-2014 Tuition

$37,852 Tuition and Fees


6171 undergraduate students
45% male / 55% female


January 1 application deadline
32.2% accepted

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School Details

Institutional Control: public
Year Founded: 1693

Programs Offered

bachelor's degree, doctorate, master's degree, post-master's certificate

Majors Offered

Computer and Information Sciences, General, Linguistics, German Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General, English Language and Literature, General, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Mathematics, General, Environmental Studies, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, Philosophy, Religion/Religious Studies, Chemistry, General, Geology/Earth Science, General, Physics, General, Psychology, General, Public Policy Analysis, General, Anthropology, Economics, General, International Relations and Affairs, Political Science and Government, General, Sociology, American/United States Studies/Civilization, Chinese Studies, Area Studies, Other, African-American/Black Studies, Women's Studies, Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General, Art/Art Studies, General, Art History, Criticism and Conservation, Music, General, Business Administration and Management, General, Finance, General, History, General

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 6,171
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 6,091
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 38
Percent of male undergraduates: 45%
Percent of female undergraduates: 55%
Percent of international undergraduates: 4%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
Counseling services offered: academic, birth control, career, minority student, military, older student, personal, psychological, veteran student
Campus safety and security services offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols; Late night transport/escort service; 24-hour emergency telephones; Lighted pathways/sidewalks; Student patrols; Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)


Student activities offered: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook


Intercollegiate non-scholarship sports offered for men: swimming
Intercollegiate non-scholarship sports offered for women: swimming

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