William & Mary

The W&M Promise

Securing a future worthy of our past

William & Mary is one of the original eight "Public Ivies," state-assisted institutions offering a superior education at a cost far below that of the Ivy League. Based on its smaller size, commitment to undergraduate teaching and combination of contemporary excellence and historic preeminence, W&M is the quintessential public ivy.

The William & Mary Promise is an innovative operating model that enhances the quality of a William & Mary education while improving predictability and affordability for in -state undergraduate students at the Commonwealth's distinctive public ivy.

William & Mary is the place where your promise is met with our promise.

The W&M Promise:

  • An excellent education rivaling the top universities in the world
  • Predictability through a tuition guarantee for incoming Virginia undergraduates
  • Increased affordability and reduced student debt for low- and middle-income Virginia families