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The College of William and Mary

Total Grad Surveys 2
Females 2
Males 0
Avg years at University 3.0
Research Quality B (7.1)
Research Availability C+ (5.5)
Research Funding C+ (5.0)
Graduate Politics C+ (5.0)
Errand Runners C+ (5.5)
Degree Completion C+ (5.5)
Alternative pay [ta/gsi] C+ (5.0)
Sufficient Pay C+ (5.0)
Competitiveness B+ (7.5)
Education Quality B (7.1)
Faculty Accessibility C+ (5.0)
Useful Research A (9.6)
"Individual" treatment B- (5.9)
Friendliness A- (8.8)
Safety A- (8.8)
Campus Beauty A (9.6)
Campus Maintenance A (9.2)
University Resource/spending A- (8.3)
Extracurriculars C+ (5.0)
Success-Understanding B (7.1)
Surrounding City C+ (5.0)
Social Life/Environment B- (6.3)
Research FundingC+
Useful ResearchA
Ratings of universities DO NOT MATTERJan 27 2011Education
Ratings of universities DO NOT MATTER. Go meet the teachers, and make a serious review of all classes offered in your program. If the teachers are overly friendly, beware...it is likely a trap. If the classes appear to be poorly differentiated from each other in the course catolog, or suspiciously similar once you get there, run like hell.

I took 10 classes at W&M school of Ed, and here is the breakdown:

1. 3 classes were basically the same class with different titles
2. 2 classes required so much busywork that I was barely able to explore and engage with the material, which was crucial to my major

3. 1 class had no purpose whatsoever, anywhere, for any reason
4. 1 class, which was also crucial to my major, was taught so poorly I am unable to summarize the stupidity here

5. 3 classes would have been okay, but there were like 30 people in each class, and/or the teachers were terribly overworked, engaged in their own projects, OR FLATOUT LAZY AS HELLYes, it is a nice campus. Yes, they have a new building. Yes, they have gotten decent reviews in suspicious magazines. Yes, they may mention having a laid back atmosphere (Translation: We so lazy?), but trust me, IT IS NOT WORTH IT...ASK THE STUDENTS YOU MEET AT NEW STUDENT RECRUITMENTS/MIXERS SPECIFIC QUESTIONS ABOUT THE QUALITY OF THE CLASSES AND PROGRAMS, AND WATCH THEIR REACTIONS CLOSELY...AND ASK TO SPEAK TO CURRENT STUDENTS WHO WERE NOT ASKED TO ATTEND THE MIXERS.

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Research Topic(s): ARGGGG
I have been trying to get my thesisJul 10 2008Archaeology
I have been trying to get my thesis approved for 6 months - every time I go to them there are more revisions. Let it die, it's done already! AND it's "only an M.A." as they kept telling me, not a PhD. It's already 83 pages, 30-some of which are appendicised sections I was told to put in and later to remove.
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Research Topic(s): The Coffee house
Dec 09 2003Business - Management and Administration
Better than some ivy's...great school. Up there with Yale...
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