Recognized & Respected

We are a "Public Ivy" known for our beautiful campus, dedicated faculty and vibrant student life. (If that isn’t enough, Williamsburg boasts the most pancake houses per capita.)

U.S. News & World Report Ranked #7 for undergraduate teaching among all national universities, ranked #2 among public universities
Institute for International Education’s 2014 Open Doors Report #2 for participation in study abroad among all public universities in the United States
CBS Money Watch #13 for happiest freshmen at state universities
Princeton Review's Best 380 Colleges Score of 90+ for both academic and quality of life ratings
National Science Foundation Among the top 50 producers of alumni who earn PhDs in STEM disciplines
Kiplinger #4 best value college or university
Fiske Guide Five-star academic rating (highest)
Travel + Leisure
#23 America's most beautiful college campuses
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 12:1 – second lowest of any public university in the nation
Percentage of Courses Taught by Faculty 99%
Percent of Classes with Fewer than 20 Students 49%
Freshman Retention Rate 96%
Graduation Rate 90%