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The only public university that feels like a private college.

The College of William & Mary isn’t a college at all. We’re really a small liberal arts research university with nationally ranked undergraduate, graduate and professional programs spread across Arts & Sciences and four separate schools containing dozens of academic departments, interdisciplinary research institutes and state-of-the-art labs.

Arts & Sciences is the largest academic unit on campus, with 10 graduate programs and 34 undergraduate departments and interdisciplinary programs. This is the core of W&M’s liberal arts curriculum, where expert professors team with talented young minds to answer the world’s oldest and newest questions. Master’s and doctoral degrees in select graduate programs train students to become professional scholars and leaders in their fields.

The Mason School of Business is both a professional training ground and an undergraduate introduction to the world of finance, management and marketing. Undergrads map out an Individual Program of Study (IPS) leading to one of four different degrees. MBA candidates can choose from full-time, flex and executive programs with heavy emphasis on real-world assignments. Master of Accounting candidates interact with the best in their profession during "The Trip" and executives in the Center for Corporate Education get a customized solution for their business challenge.

The School of Education is nationally accredited and recognized and fosters a learning community committed to a vision of academic excellence and service.  It offers both undergraduate teacher preparation and advanced degrees in curriculum and instruction, counseling, school psychology, and administration.  Our students don’t wait until after graduation to start making a real difference in children’s lives and in the world.

The Law School boasts the Center for Legal and Court Technology, the most technologically advanced courtroom in the world, with extensive remote testifying and evidence presentation capabilities, a real-time transcription system, computer-aided foreign language interpretation and more video screens than a CNN newsroom. The school’s Institute of Bill of Rights Law is a nationally renowned think tank on constitutional law.

The Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) is a home for both undergraduates interested in marine science and graduate students attending William & Mary’s School of Marine Science. Located at the convergence of the York River, the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, VIMS is one of the nation’s leading research facilities for lab and fieldwork in the marine sciences.

Find out more about our undergraduate and graduate programs or come visit W&M in person.