StudentsReview :: The College of William and Mary - Graduate (MS/PhD) Ratings
Search for Schools by Region

or within distance of city

Similar Schools
University of Virginia -- Charlottesville, VA
George Washington University -- District of Columbia, DC
Boston College -- Chestnut Hill, MA

  Who's got the Best?

Perceptual Rankings:
You Make 'Em.
We Post 'Em.
You Vote 'Em Up.
You Vote 'Em Down.
Aww yeah.

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)
Not 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 Spending A- (8.3)
Extracurriculars C+ (5.0)
Scholastic Success 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, 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.

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.
Research Topic(s): The Coffee house
Dec 09 2003Business - Management and Administration
Better than some ivy's...great school. Up there with Yale...
The College of William and Mary
The College of William and Mary
Compare WM/CWMSave WM/CWM

StudentsReview Advice!

• What is a good school?
• Statistical Significance
• How to choose a Major
• How to choose your Career
• What you make of it?
• How Ivy League Admissions works
• On the Student/Faculty Ratio

• FAFSA: Who is a Parent?
• FAFSA: Parent Contribution
• FAFSA: Dream out of reach

• College Financial Planning
• Survive College and Graduate
• Sniffing Out Commuter Schools
• Preparing for College: A HS Roadmap
• Talking to Your Parents about College.
• Is a top college worth it?
• Why is college hard?
• Why Kids Aren't Happy in Traditional Schools
• Essential College Tips
Ah, college. Considered by many to be the time of a young person's lif... more→
• Cost of College Increasing Faster Than Inflation
According to NPR, the cost of college... more→
• For parents filling out the FAFSA and PROFILE (from a veteran paper slinger)
Just so you know, filling out these forms is a lot more than penciling... more→
• How to choose the right college?
My name is Esteban Correa. I am currently a second year INTERNATIONAL ... more→
• Create The Right Career Habits Now
Getting ahead in your career can be easier if you make the choice to b... more→

• Senior Year (Tips and experience)
It's the end of junior year and everyone is anticipating the arrival o... more→
• Informational Overload! What Should I Look For in a College or University?
We are in an instant information age, where you can find almost anythi... more→
• Personality Type and College Choice
Personality type is something very important to consider when deciding... more→
• A Free Application is a Good Application
As a senior finishing her scholastic year, I feel that it is my duty ... more→

• College Academic Survival Guide
The leap from high school to college academics is not an insignificant... more→
• Getting Involved: The Key to College Happiness
As a tour guide, the absolute, most frequently asked question I got wa... more→
• Choose a Path, Not a Major
Unless you're one of the fortunate souls who's already found their cal... more→
• The Scoop on State Schools
A recent college graduate, I vividly remember touring campuses as a p... more→

• The Purpose of a Higher Education
You are one of the millions of people this year applying for admission... more→
• The Importance of Choosing the Right College Major (2012)
One of the most important academic choices you'll make while in colleg... more→
• How to choose a college major
I was not sure what college major to choose. When you are in your late... more→
• How to guarantee your acceptance to many colleges
Are your grades are not what you think they should be from high school... more→

• Nailing the College Application Process
College applications seem to always be put on top of students procrast... more→
• What to do for a Successful Interview
Interviews seem to become more commonplace in every facet of life as o... more→
• I Don't Know Where to Start (General College Advice)
Preparing for college is a difficult time for every student and it?s o... more→
• Attitude and Dress Code for an Interview (General College Advice)
An interview is something we all have to go through when we get a job... more→

• Starting College (General College Advice)
College is a huge milestone in your life. You?ve seen the castle like ... more→
• Boston Apartment lease: Watch out!

Are you a student and about to sign the very first lease in your li... more→

• What college is right for you?
When thinking about their choices for colleges, many students and pare... more→