Be a leader among liberal arts universities.
The centerpiece of our strategy is to define and showcase William & Mary as an outstanding “liberal arts university.” W&M's success in blending teaching and research is our great competitive advantage.
All major actions and decisions moving forward will build on our ability to combine the best elements of a liberal arts college and a research university with select graduate and professional programs. To an extraordinary degree we effectively integrate teaching and scholarship, support interdisciplinary and international programs, and provide powerful faculty-student interaction.
Our commitment to being a liberal arts university of compelling academic distinction is central to our strategy. All of our other aspirations flow from this commitment.