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William & Mary is in the top 5 in The Register of Professional Archaeologists’ 2021 registration rank list

In a 2021 roundup letter, Dr. Kristina Killgrove, the registrar of The Register of Professional Archaeologists (ROPA), reported that William & Mary was among the top five schools in terms of the approval rate of graduate students joining ROPA as registrants last year.  This rank list includes graduate schools in the US and UK. ROPA is a professional organization that is dedicated to maintaining high standards of professional conducts within the archaeological community. A high level of ethical awareness and professionalism in archaeological practices is a requirement for an applicant to be approved to become an official ROPA registrant.