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Excellent choice. Attending William and Mary was easily the best decision I made.
1st Year Male -- Class 2019
Education Quality: A+, Surrounding City: B+
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William and Mary was great.Super BrilliantNeuroscience/Cognitive Science
William and Mary was great. I received a great education, but I think a lot of other liberal arts colleges could give that to an applicant. What William and Mary seemed to do better than other schools was an absolutely amazing orientation. I knew everyone on my hall on a first name basis and they did a great job of "fostering community" as lame as that sounds.

Do not come here to party. Greek life exists, it's not destitute, but if that's your motivation for college you would be best served elsewhere.

Come to WM for the rigorous (but not needlessly cutthroat or stressful) education. I didn't have a bunch of busywork, any work there was seemed directly relevant to my development. As always for any school rate my professor is a must, although on average WM does better than most schools.

In the end WM has amazing placement into grad programs which if you're motivated is where you'll want to go after this. Personally I will be attending medical school and I owe this partially to WM for preparing me for the MCAT through coursework as well as some of the administration sticking their necks out to get me shadowing experience.While colonial Williamsburg isn't somewhere I thought I would have enjoyed living for 4 years looking back I was glad I made the choice I did.

Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
Preparedness: A+ Reputation: B+
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William and Mary is a top-ranking college.Quite BrightChemistry
William and Mary is a top-ranking college. That needs no explaining as I'm sure you've heard good things about its academic success. Employers have heard about it too let me assure you. Regardless of the major you choose you WILL get a great education. Even if you are interested in engineering, which is not offered as a major, we have joint programs with other institutions like Columbia. The professors, for the most part, are extremely helpful and encourage you to seek them out for help. That said, be prepared to work hard for your 3.5+. There are no easy A's here. Grade deflation DOES exist here and you WILL find yourself in that one class you just can't get an A in. Socially, it is not for everyone either. Joining a fraternity/sorority/club is STRONGLY recommended. If you don't, you will likely be hard pressed finding much of a party scene. Overall, I am happy I made the decision to come here. I've met my own group of people that I'm very close to and enjoy academic success by putting hard work into it (which is honestly how success in the real world works).
1st Year Male -- Class 2018
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Social Life: B-
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