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You have to be a certain type of person to enjoy William & Mary. I was not one of them. This student population prides itself on being "openminded" and "quirky", but the problem is, everyone here is "quirky" in the exact same way. In other words, nobody is. They just think they are. They love to pat themselves on the back. I do too, but from the comfort of my dorm, away from everyone else. If I sound like a grumpy troll, I wasn't always this way. I have a feeling William & Mary had something to do with that.The teachers are pretty nice though.
First The competition, especially for preMed and preLaw is cutthroat. Be ready to work day in and day out if you want a 3.5+ GPA. Grades here are always deflated and there are many professors who, flat out, refuse to give As for anything. I got into UVA, Stanford and Cornell. Ideally, I would have picked any of those places. My GPA is too low now to transfer because the workload here is ridiculous. Don't believe me? Read the other reviews; many share my experiences.
I had to go to a state school and got caught up in rankings and famous alumni. Unfortunately that kind of thinking is what allows this horrible mediocrity to keep up a decent reputation. There were actually local schools I turned my nose up at that on further inspection have much better professors. Since graduating W&M I've studied in the real ivy league as well as other state schools. W&M doesn't measure up to anything except highschool. Its rankings are a fraud.