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The College of William and Mary has given me an incredible undergraduate degree with a BS in Kinesiology and minor in Chemistry. My undergraduate education set me up to be very competitive while applying for graduate schools, resulting in admission offers from multiple graduate schools. The College of William and Marys small class size allows the professors to be accessible outside of the classroom while also making it possible to do research as an undergraduate that would not be available at the undergraduate level at a larger university.
The College of William & Mary was truly life-changing form me. Not only did I rediscover my passion for the Health Sciences there, but I was also encouraged to follow new passions and interest including art history, biology, and psychology. The professors there push you to reach for and accomplish more than you may have even thought was possible! I would not trade my experience there for the world.
The College of William and Mary prioritizes education over professors' publications. Professors are therefore always accessible to students, for example, through regular office hours. Most classes are small, and many professors evidently spend hours on class preparation. I believe the best undergraduate education one can find is at William and Mary.
W&M is a great place to learn! It is small enough to be a community, but not too small to feel stifling. Charming Colonial Williamsburg is nearby for a fun escape back in time. The academics and student activities W&M offers are both excellent! If I had it to do over I would still attend W&M and I would still love it!
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.