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The College of William & Mary, also known as W&M, is a public research university located in Williamsburg, Virginia, United States. Founded in 1693, it is the second-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, after Harvard University.


William & Mary was established by the Virginia General Assembly in 1693. It was named in honor of King William III and Queen Mary II of England. The college became a bastion of classical education in the colonies, with a curriculum modeled on that of the University of Oxford.


The College of William & Mary is organized into five schools: the School of Arts & Sciences, the Mason School of Business, the School of Education, the School of Law, and the School of Marine Science. Each school has its dean and faculty.


The W&M campus is located in Williamsburg, Virginia, a small town that served as the colonial capital of Virginia. The campus is spread across 1,200 acres and features a mix of historic and modern buildings.


W&M offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and minors, over 20 master’s programs, and several doctoral programs. The college is highly regarded for its programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, law, and marine science.

Colleges and schools

The colleges and schools at W&M are:

– School of Arts & Sciences
– Mason School of Business
– School of Education
– School of Law
– School of Marine Science

Student life

The W&M student body consists of about 8,600 undergraduate and graduate students from every state and 66 countries. Student life on campus is vibrant and diverse, with over 400 clubs and organizations.


W&M’s athletic teams are known as the Tribe. The college is a member of the NCAA Division I and competes in the Colonial Athletic Association. The Tribe has a long and storied tradition of success in sports like football, basketball, soccer, field hockey, and swimming.

Notable alumni

W&M has a long list of notable alumni, including:

– Thomas Jefferson, third U.S. president and author of the Declaration of Independence
– James Monroe, fifth U.S. president
– John Marshall, fourth chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
– Jon Stewart, comedian and former host of The Daily Show
– Glenn Close, actress
– Bruce Hornsby, musician
– Jill Ellis, former head coach of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team

University Profile

Name College of William & Mary
Location Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
Country United States
Colleges and schools
  • School of Arts & Sciences
  • Mason School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Law
  • School of Marine Science
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