About W&M

We're different, and we like it that way.

We're the second oldest institution of higher learning in the country, and a cutting-edge research university.

Building on more than 300 years of innovation and excellence, we break the boundaries between research and teaching, student and teacher, living and learning. As a "Public Ivy" — one of only eight in the nation — we offer a world-class education at an exceptional value.

Our students are not only some of the smartest in the world, but passionate about serving others and serious about having fun. Our professors are teachers, scholars and research mentors, the cornerstone of a thriving intellectual community that produces experienced, engaged, successful graduates.

Through their strengths, passions and knowledge, our faculty, students and staff are creating a new model of sustainability for higher education.

We love our hometown of Williamsburg and the amazing Commonwealth of Virginia and we’re proud to be one of the reasons for their economic success.

But that’s just the beginning.