College of William and Mary Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (19)
The College of William & Mary is academically challenging and you will be up many late nights studying. The stellar professors expect a lot but they are willing to help so please reach out to them. My major was Biology and the freshman classes were extremely difficult and weeded out a lot of students. The classes beyond freshman year were tough but more manageable. The campus is gorgeous, the buildings beautiful, and it is a very walk able campus. The student body is not racially or culturally diverse, however there are diverse student organizations, talents, and interests. The student body does have amazing camaraderie. The College has a high job placement rate after graduation and their Career Services Office is very supportive. Be prepared for expensive tuition with low rate of students receiving grants or scholarships. The dorms are older and do not have AC and housing is not guaranteed your senior year. Most upper level students get apartments. Socially there is not much to do in Williamsburg other than a couple of bars, Colonial Williamsburg and Busch Gardens Amusement Park.
The education that I received from The College of William and Mary thoroughly prepared me for life after college. The curriculum was top notch and the liberal arts approach gives you a very wide spread approach towards academics exposing you to many subjects along the way. After deciding on a path the departments have outstanding knowledge to help guide any student down the path they desire into a lucrative field fully prepared for any profession. Not only did William and Mary prepare me with academics, it helped me learn how I needed to budget school work with friends and activities. The college isn't just about learning a lot of material, it helps shape the person that you will become down the road. While the late studying and cramming are seen in the present, the later results show what William and Mary truly teaches you
Attending William and Mary was the best choice I ever made. They had excellent research opportunities available to students. I spent a lovely summer abroad. The pre-med program prepared me well for a future career. I have found opportunities open up to me after graduation that I attribute to my William and Mary degree.
Attending William & Mary was one of the best decisions of my life. The caliber of the instruction I received is unparalleled. I feel prepared for the workforce, and I am consistently impressed with the breadth of the alumni network. William & Mary is a place where you can truly study a number of different subject areas, and their degree programs are interdisciplinary and intersectional. Go Tribe!
For incoming freshman, don't ever hesitate to ask for help, especially from your professors or advisers. Remember that it is not a competition. Focus on your education, your journey, and work hard. The school is great, and academically challenging. However, it is what you make it. There's a lot of flexibility when it comes to courses for your major and designing your own major. Ask other students, especially upperclassmen what they've done. I self designed my own public health program, and with the guidance of my adviser and classmates, I tailored the program to my interests, and it was the best decision I could have made.
The College of William and Mary was by far the best choice I could have made for my undergraduate degree. Professors emphasized the importance of academics, but also made sure to equally emphasize the importance of work life balance. The professors were top notch and really encouraged outside experiences within business in order to utilize learning outside of the classroom. I learned to learn better through my experience there. I now know how to study smarter instead of harder. This is an asset I have carried with me throughout my continuing education.
I'm so glad I attended the College of William & Mary. What was once the school on the bottom of my application list ended up being the best decision I could make! My professors, my friends, and my overall experience changed my life for the better! I found like minded peers that helped me achieve my greatest potential, a gorgeous nature-filled campus, and professors that challenged me to soar for the skies. W&M's rigor level will teach you how to manage time effectively, bring out the best in you, and serve as a badge of achievement to be earned. Simply put, even with all of the challenges and stressful moments I endured, it was overall the best four years of my life to date.
W&M was fantastic! It was honestly some of the best years of my life. From freshman halls to late nights in the Swem Library, you experience the highest level of rigor at a world class public university. The professors go out of their way to help breakdown the class material and help explain concepts.
William and Mary has a comfortable, small-town community. While the local area is not large, the familiarity with the academic and social reputation associated with the university allows students to engage with various community organizations and employers and feel welcomed during their time in Williamsburg. The academic expectations are invariably high in all areas of study, requiring even non-major students to apply themselves and be challenged in their classes. Furthermore, the degree format encourages students to explore subjects outside of their major, promoting a more well-rounded liberal arts education. William and Mary provides many opportunities to get involved in service, philanthropy, and community engagement, with the only limitation perhaps being a lack of time to be engaged while maintaining the challenging curriculum. The social atmosphere provides many different opportunities for students to find their niche, but within a small enough community to feasibly have a large social circle. One downside to this may be a tendency toward social cliques as it is much easier for many people to know each other. However, this is not indicative of a negative social environment, as there is a diverse population among which one is sure to find a niche, whether in academics, research, community engagement, social groups, or service.
At the time was a very challenging university. Although I didn't care to take subjects outside science and math, I'm glad I was forced to do so. The liberal arts program made me more well rounded and forced me to focus on writing--and being able to write and speak well pay dividends and you move up in life. William and Mary taught me how to think--and for that I will be eternally grateful.