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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97 %as reported by the Class of 2021
# 1Washington Monthly (2023)
# 13The Princeton Review (2023)
# 18The Princeton Review (2023)
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.
best undergraduate teachingU.S. News & World Report (2024)
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of classes have fewer than 40 students
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).
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.
4.5 starsMoney Magazine (2023)
# 17The Princeton Review (2023)
$ 50 million
W&M by the Numbers
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