College of William & Mary

The College of William & Mary (aka William & Mary or locally at W&M) is a public higher education institution and research university located in Williamsburg, Virginia. It was established in 1693, making it the second-oldest higher education institution in the nation after Harvard University. It is one of 9 original colonial schools and was established by King William III and Queen Mary II prior to the Revolutionary War. William & Mary is also recognized within the world of academia as a "Public Ivy" school that offers the same caliber and quality of education as that provided by "Private Ivies" including Standford, Harvard and Yale.

William & Mary provides both undergraduate and graduate degree programs and has an average annual enrollment of 8,500 students (6,300 undergraduate and 2,200 graduate). In partnership with the University of St. Andrews and Columbia University, William & Mary offers a joint international and engineering degree programs. William & Mary's graduate and professionals schools include public policy, law, computer science, marine science, business, colonial history and physics. The college is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

The admission rate at William & Mary is just over 30%, the average GPA of entering freshman is 4.16 and over 90% of enrolled freshman have a GPA of at least 3.75. The ACT composite range for entering freshman is 29-33 and the average SAT scores are 640-730 (Reading), 620-720 (Writing) and 620-720 (Math). Over 60% of students who complete their undergraduate degree at William & Mary enroll in a graduate school with 5 years of graduation.

The undergraduate program at William & Mary consistently ranks among the top 10 undergraduate programs in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report, and the Washington Monthy reports that the college is ranked No.1 among national universities for placement of students in public service and government jobs.

Mason School of Business

The Raymond A. Mason School of Business offers one of the top ranked MBA programs in the nation. It also offers a top 10 ranked undergraduate business program. At the undergraduate level, the school offers the Bachelor's in Business Administration (BBA) degree with majors in Finance, Accounting, Operations and Information Systems Management, Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Process Management and Consulting.

At the graduate level, Mason offers the Full-time MBA (21 months), Online MBA (fully online), Flex MBA (20 months), Masters in Accounting (1 year) and Master of Science in Business Analytics (1 year accelerated). Mason's MBA program is consistently ranked among the top MBA programs in the United States and offers concentrations in general management, information technology, finance, operations management and entrepreneurship.

Online Degrees and Programs

The College of William & Mary offers various online courses students can take as they work toward the completion of an undergraduate or graduate degree. Areas of study include biochemistry, Africana studies, statistics, health, macroeconomics, creative writing and software development. Online course availability varies by department. Online courses are available only to degree-seeking students enrolled in the college's campus program.

General Information

Phone Number: (757) 221-4000
Address: 200 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, Virginia 23187-8795
Institution Type: Public, 4-year or above
Size: Medium ( 6,000+ undergrad, 2,100+ grad )
Award Levels: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral
In-State Tuition $ 6,445
Out-of-State Tuition $ 26,252
Online Degrees Offered: NO
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
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Majors and Degrees

Majors/Degrees BS/BA MA/MS PHD
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biology Biological Sciences
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management
Computer Information Sciences
Computer and Information Sciences
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Administration and Supervision
Educational Leadership and Administration
School Counseling and Guidance Services
English Language and Literature Letters
English Language and Literature
Ethnic, Cultural and Group Studies
American (u.s.) Studies
Area Studies
Chinese Studies
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Professions and Studies
Mathematics and Statistics
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences
Multi- Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education Fitness
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Geology Earth Science
Clinical Psychology
Educational Psychology
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Policy Analysis
Social Sciences
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government
Visual and Performing Arts
Art Art Studies
Drama and Dramatics Theatre Arts

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