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Distinct & Distinguished

William & Mary brings together the global opportunities of a teaching, learning and research university with the personal education of a liberal arts and sciences institution. Located in Williamsburg, Virginia, W&M offers a top-rated academic experience while being consistently recognized as one of the best values in the nation.

Chartered in 1693, W&M is one of the first institutions of higher learning in America, with many notable distinctions.


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Almost 80% of undergraduate students are involved in faculty-mentored research, with 20% having their work published before they graduate. Twenty research centers and 13 makerspaces on campus support cross-disciplinary collaborative opportunities.


  • # 6
    best undergraduate teaching
    U.S. News & World Report (2024)
  • 13:1
    student-faculty ratio
  • 100 %
    of classes taught by faculty
  • 82 %
    of classes have fewer than 40 students

Student Experience

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

One of W&M’s core values is belonging. For five consecutive years, INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine has chosen W&M to receive the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, a national honor recognizing U.S. universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. William & Mary is also ranked #12 for race and class interaction by Princeton Review (2024).

Campus Life

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Study Abroad

W&M is ranked #1 in study abroad participation among public universities and approximately half of undergrads receive credit for global experiences. With over 800 international students, a multitude of cultural perspectives and research opportunities abound.

Top 20 public school for alumni networks with 111,000+ alumni worldwide

Our graduates include former U.S. presidents, executives, and innovators at Hulu, Netflix, and Apple, Super Bowl and World Cup-winning head coaches, Emmy award-winning actors, leaders of the FBI and CIA, NASA’s chief scientists, and groundbreaking producers in gaming.

W&M by the Numbers

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