Overview:William & Mary is the second oldest college in the nation, but also a cutting-edge research university. William & Mary is a highly selective, academic powerhouse. Our undergraduate and graduate students choose William & Mary because of its celebrated liberal arts tradition and commitment to hands-on, original research.
Our students are not only some of the smartest in the world, but passionate about serving others and serious about having fun. Our professors are teachers, scholars and research mentors, the cornerstone of a thriving intellectual community that produces experienced, engaged, successful graduates.
We’re a “Public Ivy”—one of only eight in the nation. That means we offer a superior education that’s accessible to everyone. We love our hometown of Williamsburg and the amazing Commonwealth of Virginia and we’re proud to be one of the reasons for their economic success.