William & Mary is one of the original eight "Public Ivies," state-assisted institutions offering a superior education at a cost far below that of the Ivy League. Based on its smaller size, commitment to undergraduate teaching and combination of contemporary excellence and historic preeminence, W&M is the quintessential public ivy.
The William & Mary Promise is an innovative operating model that enhances the quality of a William & Mary education while improving predictability and affordability for in -state undergraduate students at the Commonwealth's distinctive public ivy.
William & Mary is the place where your promise is met with our promise.
The W&M Promise: