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The College of William and Mary

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityC+ Faculty AccessibilityF
Useful SchoolworkB+ Excess CompetitionC+
Academic SuccessC+ Creativity/ InnovationD+
Individual ValueF University Resource UseD
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB- FriendlinessA
Campus MaintenanceF Social LifeB+
Surrounding CityB+ Extra CurricularsF
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable

Describes the faculty as:
Arrogant, Condescending, Self Absorbed

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Faculty Accessibility
Highest Rating
He cares more about Faculty Accessibility than the average student.
Date: Mar 07 2011
Major: Biology (This Major's Salary over time)
I made friends while I was here. That was the best part. I was not prepared for the degree of difficulty and probably should have gone to a different school. Honestly, graduating from school here has been life's most difficult accomplishment, and I founded and ran a business for a very long time. My skills regressed in many respects, but I had a wonderful graduate level experience at another institution that prepared me for what I really wanted to do. I did not think the teachers were all that great here. Some were on more mission to filter and confuse than educate. Maybe the more scholastically accomplished students got more out of their experience. If you are looking for teachers with real world experience, you will not find any here. When I was here, no one could help me when it came to life after school. Why? They were all academics.

Since retiring and trying to interact with faculty and administration here, I have found that nothing has changed. It's sad. I know there are people here who need to interact with alumni and professionals to know that there is life after W&M. I have volunteered to assist and been completely blown off. I have no idea what it is, but they are terrible communicators with their willing alumni. Maybe they looked at my transcripts or alumni contributions. You should consider your college selection by the alumni commentary and support system when you graduate. If you did, rather than shallow rankings, I don't think you would come here.

The funny part is, my generation had more fun here than they do today. Again, it's sad. Very bright of people are accepted and study here.

The thing about institutions is that they don't change much. That's why they are called institutions. Check the culture carefully. That would be my advice.

responseYou are complaining because it was too hard? Wow.
responseYour statements are valid. I was a graduate in the class of '99. It was interesting to hear the thoughts of someone from the past. Beautiful campus, high achieving students, very pretentious and often rude, elitist professors, but very challenging academics that will make you proud upon graduation. Can't really say I had many friends there, except one or two. My one best friend was a Rhodes Scholar who finished up his PhD in Mathematics at Humboldt in Germany. Some bright stars there, but the elitism might get in the way of your social life and learning.
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