College of William and Mary Reviews

  • 64 Reviews
  • Williamsburg (VA)
  • Annual Tuition: $45,272
96% of 64 students said this degree improved their career prospects
95% of 64 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 7/23/2013
  • Degree: Information Technology
"Tell us about your college experience.My school was a good fit because it was small.Would you get the same degree if you could start over?I would still choose to get a degree in Computer Science. I probably wouldn't get a Master's Degree again, though."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 7/20/2013
  • Degree: Psychology
"Tell us about your college experience.School was far from a good fit since at that time it was very conservative and I was not.Would you get the same degree if you could start over?Maybe would chose the same degree since there has been so much intersting research on cognition since I graduated.What advice can you offer other students?Get a degree, any degree!"
Rebecca Nagle
  • Reviewed: 4/26/2013
  • Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
"The graduate program I am currently in has been newly revised. I think that it is wonderful that the professor's at WM have taken into consideration what the local school districts want out of the people coming out of WM with this degree."
Kevin Barrett
  • Reviewed: 4/20/2013
  • Degree: Law
"I absolutely love the College of William & Mary School of Law. The faculty is brilliant, the course work challenging and the student body is amazing."
Wesley Allen
  • Reviewed: 2/23/2013
  • Degree: Law
"The William & Mary School of Law is a wonderful place. You will find a cohesive network of classmates and professors and administrators who genuinely care about your well-being as a student."
Kristen Tarantino
  • Reviewed: 1/30/2013
  • Degree: Higher Education
"The faculty are amazing and very receptive to helping you and answering your questions. The work is challenging and the variety of professional experiences among peers is a great asset. Graduate assistantships are not all that great as far as offsetting costs of living, but at least it covers tuition."
Euticha Hawkins
  • Reviewed: 1/25/2013
  • Degree: Law
"The law school is an excellent value for a world class education."
Beth Budnick
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2013
  • Degree: Law
"Pros: Affordability! This was the main reason I came to W&M and I haven't been let down. The law school's public price in addition to scholarships were a great value for me initially, and remain so. I also didn't have the strongest LSAT score, and I think Admissions' scholarships are especially friendly to "reverse splitters" in the law school admissions game (I was one of these people). The cost of living here is also relatively cheap, not compared to say, a completely rural college town, but certainly in comparison to going to law school in any major city. The professors are also by and large good. I've been especially impressed with some of the new tenure-track hires. I've been unimpressed with adjuncts, almost across-the-board, but have learned not to take classes with such professors if I can help it. The good professors, however, are really, really good-- smart lecturers, open-door office hours, and interesting people to talk to. Cons: -It can feel like a "hamster wheel" living here, especially if you live close to the law school, as we are in a very small community and environment. -Racial diversity seems to me (as someone who isn't a racial minority) to be an improvement from other settings I've been. Socio-economic diversity, religious diversity, and LGBT people though are, in my eye, few & far between. This isn't (Williamsburg) Brooklyn. -1L year felt very competitive. 2L has been better, but 1L year I was surprised by how hostile some of my classes felt. All in all, I'm glad with the choice I've made and the quality of my education so far. The school has its flaws--our career services office is constantly getting criticized--but all in all I think it's a good place and certainly a great ($) value."
Bryan Moore
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2013
  • Degree: Law
"Our school has an excellent faculty, but is somewhat limited in diversity of students as many similar schools are throughout the country. Our school is a very safe, student-friendly environment that offers a great education to students."
Emily Wilson
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2013
  • Degree: Law
"W&M is a great combination of affordability and quality!"
James Talley
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2013
  • Degree: Law
"The teachers are excellent. They really value student feedback about teaching styles. Being in a small town makes the student work together and get along more. The cost is okay for a public school."
Katie Ocampo
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2013
  • Degree: Law
"People are friendly and the alumni network is the best."
Rina Gandhi
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2013
  • Degree: Law
"For the rank, WM is definitely a great school for your money. It's cheaper than most schools, has a great alumni network, wonderful and helpful professors, and interesting classes, clinics, and externship opportunities. They also emphasize participation in school teams, extracurriculars, clubs, and volunteering. However, the career services office is only helpful with resumes and cover letters, and a very specific set of career interests and locations. Beyond that, you are on your own. Also, it's in Williamsburg, VA which is little more than a tourist attraction and a time warp back to colonial days. This is helpful because there isn't anything to distract you from studying, but can make you go stir-crazy."
Abigail Norris
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2013
  • Degree: Law
"William and Mary is a well established and reputable school, and my legal education has been consistent with those facts. I have been impressed and pleased with the administration, faculty and staff and although every school has its kinks overall I am extremely happy with my decision and would make it again."
kay dee
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2013
  • Degree: Law
"Administration is a bit stodgy and the legal practice program needs more work. But a great value and a well-regarded school."
Adam Prestidge
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2013
  • Degree: Law
"I think law school generally is a drag, but W&M is a good enough place to go if you can be self-directed and work towards what you want."
Jordan Bowman
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2013
  • Degree: Law
"William and Mary Law offers an unparalleled value for a law school. The cheap in-state tuition, low cost of living, and strong school reputation are all incentives to attend. The atmosphere is collegial, and the professors are motivated teachers who are accessible outside the classroom. The town itself is fantastic, but students from larger cities may find it lacks an equivalent social scene."
Mary Mohr
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2013
  • Degree: Physics
"The Professors are wonderful. They are committed to helping all the grad students achieve success. The program is small. The surrounding area offers a lot of different historical sites, but not much else."
Travis Horrom
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2013
  • Degree: Physics
"Best part of this program is the faculty and welcoming environment. Maybe not quite as prestigious as the very top schools, but a great graduate education and experience with many diverse fields of study possible. Not much excitement in the surrounding area, so be ready to concentrate mainly on school."
Ricky Coston
  • Reviewed: 1/23/2013
  • Degree: Counseling
"This program is amazing. As an undergraduate, I went to The College of William and Mary. Now, I am continuing my education as a graduate student. The sense of community and tradition is indescribable. Not to mention the academic honors that William and Mary is widely known for. The people that I have met and work with are second to none. I truly believe that my experiences in my M.Ed in School Counseling program are preparing me to become a highly effective and much needed Professional School Counselor. The only con about my program is knowing that I will have to leave at the end."