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The College of William and Mary

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Really a great place to go to school!History/Histories (art history/etc.)
Really a great place to go to school!
The student body was really engaged and there were lots of groups to join. If you like politics, art, music, books, film, or really almost anything else, there will be a group for you.

It is definitely a very academically focused school, but if you want a few parties there is that too. They are mostly just a way to unwind and there is a moderate amount of Greek life on campus.

Looking back I still have a lot of great friends I keep in contact with from W&M. Most of the people there are super nice. The school's good reputation has helped me get jobs and I am always proud to speak about my time at the College.As for negatives, the food and (freshman) dorms could be better. If you are super into sports W&M doesn't have the best atmosphere, but you can still have some fun.

Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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The professors are excellent.Super BrilliantHistory/Histories (art history/etc.)
The professors are excellent. Nearly all of them have terminal degrees, and it most cases it's obvious that they are passionate about what they teach. And they actually teach. They're not as pressured to be writing and publishing as academics at other schools. I felt like I got an excellent education. And it was a bargain, at that.

Williamsburg is a pretty lame place to go to college. It's boring. There are only a handful of bars. And because most students are forced to live on campus, there are few options for socializing off-campus. The nearest thing resembling an actual city is an hour's drive. (And we're talking about Richmond or Norfolk, so you see why I say "resembling an actual city.") The students are exceptionally nerdy. And I don't mean smart, or brainy, I mean they study all the time and have a very limited idea of what constitutes a good time.Finally, the administration treated me exceptionally badly. I've recently learned they are prone to maltreatment of the faculty too.

5th Year Male -- Class 2006
Education Quality: A, Individual Value: F
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Though the school seems to attract a lot of "unique" people, overall the students and professors are the strongest reasons to be here. Everything auxilliary is very poor. Housing is embarrasing, food is bad, and the administration only panders to donors. They say they value undergraduates, but if you browse critically recent events on campus (2018) on the school newspaper "the flat hat" you will see students being punished by the school for voicing dissent and unhappiness with the campus status quo. Students pay about $2k a year in fees to athletics, but sporting events barely have students attend.
2nd Year Male -- Class 1920
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Individual Value: D
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