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It's an ideal combination. William & Mary brings together the global opportunities of a larger research university with the personal education of a liberal arts and sciences institution. What does that mean for you?

To be a W&M student is to think critically and express yourself creatively, to question and to innovate. If you’re seeking to be challenged & engaged & inspired — to earn a one-of-a-kind education — you might belong at W&M.

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Majors & Minors

Choose from 115 majors, minors and pre-professional programs with more than a third in STEM and computational-related fields — anything and everything from business analytics to integrative conservation to a major you design yourself.

Award-Winning Faculty

William & Mary professors are not just teachers; they are mentors, career advisors and lifelong collaborators for their students — and their unwavering dedication and engagement don’t go unnoticed. Few schools can boast the same personalized attention you’ll receive at W&M.

  • # 6

    Best Undergraduate Teaching

    U.S. News & World Report

    Among all national universities

  • 13:1

    Student-Faculty Ratio

    (the lowest of any top public university)

  • 100 %

    Classes Taught by Faculty

    (not assistants)

Applied Learning

Nothing beats direct experience for opening doors and finding career success. Think of William & Mary as your personal exploration university. It’s the perfect place to expand your education well beyond the classroom.

Global Reach

Learning Environments

At W&M, learning will prepare you for lifelong success as you explore your passions and dig into hands-on academic experiences. From small seminar rooms and modern modular studios to large lecture halls and fully equipped labs, there are dozens of learning environments available.

Explore some of W&M’s unique educational spaces.

Washington Center

W&M’s Washington Center serves as our “campus in the city” and home base for semester, summer and winter break programs that take advantage of Washington, D.C.’s breadth of resources.

Integrated Science Center (ISC)

The ISC offers STEM facilities that provide the perfect place to cultivate your curiosity and explore cross-disciplinary collaboration. State-of-the-art classroom and lab spaces welcome future scientists under one roof.

Arts Quarter

The new Arts Quarter features six state-of- the-art performance venues and an expanded art museum that give W&M a vibrant center of creative activity on campus. A third of students participate in the arts.

Entrepreneurship Hub

The Entrepreneurship Hub offers programming and resources for a full spectrum of entrepreneurial interests — serving those who are “just curious” to those who are scaling funded ventures.

Research Centers & Makerspaces

W&M has over 20 research centers and institutions in the humanities and social sciences, business, education, law, healthcare and the natural and computational sciences. Several dynamic and interactive makerspaces around campus are equipped with state-of-the-art resources.