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As a "Public Ivy," W&M fills a critical niche offering the intensive educational experience of the leading private institutions at significantly less cost to Virginians. W&M graduates think rigorously and synthesize knowledge from various fields, work creatively to solve problems, communicate effectively and make a difference in existing and emerging fields, making W&M a vital resource for Virginia and the world.

The William & Mary Promise is an innovative operating model that enhances the quality of a William & Mary education, enables the university to provide greater financial aid, improves predictability and affordability, supports enrollment increases of additional Virginia students, and invests in W&M's superb faculty.

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