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The College of William and Mary

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA- Faculty AccessibilityA+
Useful SchoolworkA- Excess CompetitionB+
Academic SuccessA Creativity/ InnovationA-
Individual ValueA University Resource UseA-
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA+ FriendlinessA
Campus MaintenanceB Social LifeB-
Surrounding CityC Extra CurricularsA
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable, Broken Spirit

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

Quite Bright
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Surrounding City
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She cares more about Surrounding City than the average student.
Date: Nov 15 2005
Major: History/Histories (art history/etc.) (This Major's Salary over time)
I am currently a freshman at the College, and although it took me awhile to settle in, I am now glad I chose this school. While not racially diverse, W&M has a great diversity of opinions and economic backgrounds. You will meet conservative christians, hardcore liberals, and then tons of moderates. You will also meet public/privates schoolers, and rich/middle/working class kids. Almost everyone is friendly, it is rare to see someone not hold the door for the person behind them. Academics, as you've probably heard, are top notch, although can be tough at times. Don't expect to get A's in everything, or even B's. But the tough grading really keeps people motivated.

Extracurriculars are great, they are open to everyone and there's one for every interest. Food is alright, not good but not bad, and dorms are ok (try to get Dupont or Yates your freshman year). The campus is also beautiful, but I think the thing I like the most is just the amount of "chill" down to earth people here.

That said, there are some things I don't like. The social life takes some getting used to, especially if you're into drinking, as parties are strictly controlled on campus. Off-campus parties can be fun but are often busted by the cops. But join a club or a frat and you'll find people to hang out with. I myself plan on rushing next semester.

Another thing:Our school is poor…our endowment is about 400 million compared to UVA's 2.1 billion…

Williamsburg is very boring, but they just opened up this new area called New Town with a movie theatre and restaurants and stuff. Haven't been yet but sounds like fun.

Overall: good Ivy-level education for a public school price, although you do sacrifice the "connections" you'd make at the elite schools. But screw them, I don't like those types of kids anyways. Social life leaves something to be desired, but does exist, trust me. Sports are okay, football is getting a lot better and student support is improving…

Overall I recommend it!

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