What is William & Mary
History: 2nd oldest college in the nation, chartered on February 8, 1693, by King William III and Queen Mary II of England. We have educated four U.S. presidents and four Supreme Court justices, along with countless other notable alumni, including Jon Stewart, Mike Tomlin, NASA’s Chief Scientist, and the Director of the FBI.
Research: Our research culture places an emphasis on quality, selectivity and innovation. Our size fosters both collaboration and efficiency. William & Mary attracts the type of student who’s itching to explore a topic beyond the textbook. We’ve found that W&M undergrads are ready—from day one—to work closely with our experienced faculty on research projects of real academic consequence.
Rigor: William & Mary consistently attracts the most exceptionally talented high school seniors from across Virginia and around the world. A highly-selective, Public Ivy, William & Mary students are passionate about learning. With a liberal arts focus, our students are not one-dimensional. Chemistry majors write poetry for the literary magazine, business majors volunteer in soup kitchens and football players star in Shakespeare. It’s all part of the proud intellectual culture at W&M, extending from the classroom to the dorm room and everywhere in between.
William & Mary Students
Smart: 81% of our students were ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school class and the middle 50th percentile on the SAT was 1270-1470. Over 14,000 applicants fought for 1,514 spots for the class of 2018, making our acceptance rate 33%. Additonally, we are one of the top producers of U.S. Fulbright Students in the country and our top graduates get into medical school at nearly twice the national average.
Passionate: 75% of our students participate in community service during their time at W&M, engaging in over 245,000 hours of service each year. With over 400 campus clubs and organizations to choose from, staying active and engaged at W&M isn’t an afterthought; it’s a way of life. Also, W&M has been a top-ranked producer of Peace Corp volunteers for universities of its size for over a decade.
Diverse: Students come from 49 states, DC, and 57 foreign countries. 37% of our incoming class of 2018 are students of color, 8% are international, and 8% are first-generation college students. Additionally, over 45% of students study abroad during their 4 years here, giving them a global perspective.
William & Mary in the Rankings
#2 Best Colleges: Best Undergraduate Teaching (U.S. News & World Report, 2015)
#3 America’s Top Colleges, State Schools (Forbes, 2014)
#6 Best Colleges: Top Public Schools (U.S. News & World Report, 2015)
#6 America’s Top Colleges: Public (Forbes, 2014)
#7 Best Values Among Public Colleges (Kiplinger, 2015)
#33 Best Colleges: National Universities (U.S. News & World Report, 2015)
#22 America’s Top Colleges: Research Universities (Forbes, 2014)
#11 Colleges That Pay You Back: Public (Princeton Review, 2015)
Hire the Tribe
Connect: Attend a Career & Internship Fair to get your organization name in front of students. Fairs happen several times a year on campus with our largest fairs in the spring and fall during September and January.
Recruit: Post a job or internship to Tribe Careers, our online job portal for all W&M students and over 94,000 alumni. This is a free service with wide reach.
Inform: Host an information session, networking event, career panel, or informational interview. Tell students what your organization has to offer and show them how to take advantage. Go to www.wm-csm.symplicity.com to sign up and post jobs.