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College of William and Mary

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Rated 3.7/5

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College of William and Mary, located in VA, was ranked #34 out of 310 ranked universities in the US in 2016.

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www.wm.edu P.O. Box 8795 Williamsburg VA 23187-8795 (757) 221-4000
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Rated 3.9/5

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  • Overall school rating 3/5
    AMAZING SCHOOL. Everyone on this campus is in competition to be the Friendliest Person Ever. The campus is beautiful, the people are amazing, the academics and opportunities are nearly unbeatable. The downside is the location, Colonial Williamsburg. It's not for everyone, but everyone is welcome. A great choice. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I was a transfer this year, but I have found W&M to be a good fit. Forces you to narrow your focus the longer you are here, in a way. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    As a transfer, the school was a bit overwhelming and I had to catch up with my class, but I got acclimated well in the end. It is a small school with a sort of competitiveness to it. Everyone challenges each other and puts a lot on their resume. Professors are generally good, but some can still be awful, so beware. I learned a lot here! Go Tribe! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Wonderful professors who are invested in your well-being and are committed to providing a good education - very rarely found at other undergrad universities (I have had professors help me at 8-11 pm at night on campus because I wasn't understanding a problem, to put it in perspective). Strong community and focus on undergraduate education. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I thought William and Mary was a school for snobs before I applied, but as soon as I stepped on campus I fell in love. Great undergraduate education. Where undergraduate research actually means doing research and not just washing dishes or assisting graduate students. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    The school stands to its high reputation. This school is not for the lazy. Not for anyone looking for a lot of the surrounding town. There are a few bars and restaurants but nothing like a city. Night life is ok, with the bars and parties (mostly frat parties, but sports teams and other organizations host stuff too). ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Beautiful campus, top notch professors, and amazing opportunities after graduating. We have a party scene, but we're not a party school. Similarly, we have an art scene, but we're not an art school - and it goes on. There is also a lot of pressure to succeed here, so if you're not ready to work hard and put in effort every day, maybe apply to UVA. #AllShade ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Very unique for a state school. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    If you love academics, this school is for you. But regardless of what anyone says, DIVERSITY is still an issue This school has great academics (possibly the best teachers around), a good selection of activities to take part in, and an overall amazing atmosphere. The only downsides are the food, internet, and rain (it rains a lot!!). ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Great school. If you're the type who wants to breeze through college and party 7 days a week, you might find it a bit boring and stressful. But the social scene is pretty great on the weekends and the campus is beautiful. I would definitely recommend for someone who wants a great academic experience! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Great place for anyone to be. If it isn't for you, you'll hate it. (Well duh, but this school is very polarizing on your opinion, once you go here) The true twampy types will thrive here in every aspect. It's not easy, but it's so worth it. By far the best four years of my life. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Besides the wifi which only connects when you're in buildings and the food, which is usually average, I have no complaints :) The atmosphere is so friendly and genuine, everyone you meet is passionate whether they'd be food staff, custodians, professors, or students. The work is challenging, but not unbearable. I definitely think the stress is overhyped, so don't worry too much about the negative stereotypes! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    It's definitely a school for academics. Most of the professors are pleasant and talented. Outside of a few bars and Colonial Williamsburg, the town is not much to see but Richmond is one hour drive away. Beware though as freshman are not allowed cars! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I feel like I fit in here well and I have few complaints. Everyone's a little quirky but since you are too everyones happy about. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    William and Mary is the perfect college for anyone who love a beautiful historic campus and a great education. Enough to do in the surrounding areas, wonderful campus, safe place. Everyone is very friendly and genuinely curious about anything and everything. Big social scene, not big sports scene. I've enjoyed my experience with 99% of the people I've met here. Hard working, dedicated and up for a challenge while having some fun! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    Be prepared for a 12 hour job, not a college experience. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I love it here. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    The lack of a social scene myth is just that a myth. SO glad I came here! Although the academics are tough, it is what should be expected with a top university. I would definitely recommend it, as I couldn't see myself anywhere else. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    This is a great school, and even though I was on the fence about how I was going to like here I have had nothing but positive experiences. I have never regretted my decision to attend. There is so many opportunities on campus and the professors are great. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Beautiful area and beautiful people! If you are into public history it's THE place to go, but if, like me, you switch to a more mathematical career path, I'd recommend transferring. That being said, the people here are sweet and conscientious, and the mild winters can't be beat. You will learn, find a job upon graduation. 2 main types of students: those who seek to uphold their reputations as the smart kids in high school, and those who seek to outrun it. The latter join frats. Both are annoying. Academics: best there is. Social scene : generally unhealthy ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Great school in all aspects. So far I love being able to just walk across the street and find all kinds of shops, restaurants, activities, and great things to do in the community. The academics for my majors are great. The library is great. . Food could be better. The people and clubs are very enjoyable. Generally a well respected school. Public Ivy indeed! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I'm a Senior and I have never looked back on my school decision with regret. I've spent hours talking with professors out of class. Colonial Williamsburg is a phenomenal college town environment. A great university. And the food's not nearly as bad as everyone whines. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    It is very easy to call this place home because of the welcoming people and the easygoing atmosphere. The general sense of a close knit community (One Tribe, One Family) is a true value held by a majority of students who attend the College. Studies are taken seriously. Beautiful campus. Classmates are intelligent but down-to-earth (not arrogant or superficial like at UVA, where I transferred from). Great libraries! Lots of ways to get involved on campus. Smaller college, so more personal. Lots of attractions nearby. Food is passable. Has gotten expensive. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I have no complaints ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Good quality professors. The people are friendly, the faculty is eager to help and the campus is beautiful! (especially now that the leaves have begun to change) W&M is truly amazing. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Coming to W&M was one of the best choices I've made. A place that is trying to innovate in a world of deep tradition. Stress is mainly student driven--because most students are high performing. A great place for all the nerds in the world. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Great school. Everyone is intelligent and friendly and there's always something to do ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    William and Mary was a great choice for me personally. Had a rough start but have learned to love it. Roll Tribe. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    William and Mary is a good school academically, but the area is nothing special, the food is gross, the facilities aren't great, and our sports programs are mediocre at best. You could definitely find a better place to go to school for the same price or less (roughly $33,000 a year). ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    William & Mary is an incredible school. I came for the community and it has not let me down. The sense of Tribe pride and the community of trust is real. Students trust each other and watch out for each other. I'll admit that the food isn't great but campus is gorgeous, my classes are interesting and the people make up for it. There's so much to do, campus is beautiful, students are smart and passionate. Everyone is friendly. People hold doors and respect their professors and staff. I love the community engagement. Alumni are really impressive. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    The most expensive public school in VA that ironically isn't the best at anything: food (VT), dorms (CNU), Education (UVA), Sports (UVA), etc.. Everyone is very kind and accepting. Biggest Cons: Grade deflation, and literally no parking anywhere at all. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Was not my first choice to go here. Still very happy. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I love William and Mary. Beautiful campus and love the individuality of all the students ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    W&M has its pros and cons, but I couldn't imagine myself anywhere else. This place looks great on a resume, but is also a great use of four years, with extensive clubs, Greek life, and other social opportunities. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    If you think you will fit in here chances are youre right. It is true that the grades are earned, but that makes them mean all the more to schools and jobs that we will be applying to. I love it here. I wouldn't go anywhere else. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    William and Mary is an incredible school with top academics, a beautiful and historic campus, and amazing students, faculty and staff. That should speak for itself. It's an excellent, well respected educational institution. I am extremely proud to have been accepted and completed my MBA at this school. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Fantastic school (#1 public school in the nation for undergrads), fantastic teachers for the most part, and a great reputation. This creates a tense and stressful atmosphere at times, but you just have to not let it get to you. Get involved to find a work-play balance. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Just content. It's true that everyone is competitive and very smart so it's easy to feel inadequate. The campus is safe, but the food in the dining halls is kinda gross. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I love William and Mary. I am a nerd. The food isn't great but then again you have a talking point with other students, if you talk to other students. Profs are great, interesting people. I haven't been to any parties but the people I've met are cool. If you're lazy, you're screwed, though. Campus is really nice, and Williamsburg is a great town. Food is only so-so and the social scene isn't much, either, but that's not why you go to W&M. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    love the people, love the school W&M gave me more money and I liked the vibe. I've loved it since day one. The students are serious and down to earth. We laugh at our craziness and quirkiness. People are friendly, happy, funny, smart. The campus is AMAZING. Beautiful. Best decision ever. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    This is a nerd school. work hard but play harder. we're not all nerds and a good majority of people love to party and have fun on weekends. don't let the twamp reputation scare you. The teachers are engaged and truly the best in their fields. The classes are challenging due to the reputation, however typically do able. Course load is encouraged to be 15 credits or under. The food is provided by Sodexo and is terrible. Actually t h e w o r s t f o o d. Residence halls are not v quality. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I have met some amazing people and professors here. WE DO NOT JUST STAY IN THE LIBRARY! Come here if you want to have a GREAT college experience with normal, grounded people who are, for the most part, in touch with their inner nerd. AWESOME professors and on-campus resources. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    It's wonderful to be part of the Tribe. Not overly excited to be here but not unhappy enough to consider transferring. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Loved most of my professors and this school helped me get a great job right after graduation! You can be so happy here-just reach out to people, join clubsteams and make friends. Socially, going Greek is awesome if you are into going out. The Greek system is a pretty ideal support system and you won't be hazed. You can definitely work hard & play hard! Perfect for students looking to be a part of a close-knit community with a heavy focus on academics. Amazing people and faculty. Plenty of opportunities to excel through clubs/research/employment. Nightlife is generally what you make it. Overall, a beautiful & wonderful place. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    While it may be known for tough academics and that is all, there is a vibrant Greek life scene and a host of other activities to participate in to balance the tough academia. But I enjoy it here ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I transferred in. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    A good public school! Members of the Tribe share a mutual passion for learning, embrace their inner nerd, and understand the importance of community as One Tribe, One Family. While the coursework is academically rigorous, the school itself is steeped in a deep history with many traditions, and in my experience the people here are genuinely friendly, intelligent, quirky, and proud which makes it worth it. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    Feels like a glorified high school. The people are preppy and studious. The classes require work but aren't impossible. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    William & Mary is meant for a very specific person. My favorite thing is how inclusive it is. My least favorite thing is how uptight people can be. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Choosing this school was the best decision I've ever made. Parties are a bit boring. Very pretty and full of nice, intelligent people. A lot of capus housing could use work. ...Continue reading

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  • Overall school rating 3/5
    AMAZING SCHOOL. Everyone on this campus is in competition to be the Friendliest Person Ever. The campus is beautiful, the people are amazing, the academics and opportunities are nearly unbeatable. The downside is the location, Colonial Williamsburg. It's not for everyone, but everyone is welcome. A great choice. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I was a transfer this year, but I have found W&M to be a good fit. Forces you to narrow your focus the longer you are here, in a way. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    As a transfer, the school was a bit overwhelming and I had to catch up with my class, but I got acclimated well in the end. It is a small school with a sort of competitiveness to it. Everyone challenges each other and puts a lot on their resume. Professors are generally good, but some can still be awful, so beware. I learned a lot here! Go Tribe! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Wonderful professors who are invested in your well-being and are committed to providing a good education - very rarely found at other undergrad universities (I have had professors help me at 8-11 pm at night on campus because I wasn't understanding a problem, to put it in perspective). Strong community and focus on undergraduate education. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I thought William and Mary was a school for snobs before I applied, but as soon as I stepped on campus I fell in love. Great undergraduate education. Where undergraduate research actually means doing research and not just washing dishes or assisting graduate students. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    The school stands to its high reputation. This school is not for the lazy. Not for anyone looking for a lot of the surrounding town. There are a few bars and restaurants but nothing like a city. Night life is ok, with the bars and parties (mostly frat parties, but sports teams and other organizations host stuff too). ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Beautiful campus, top notch professors, and amazing opportunities after graduating. We have a party scene, but we're not a party school. Similarly, we have an art scene, but we're not an art school - and it goes on. There is also a lot of pressure to succeed here, so if you're not ready to work hard and put in effort every day, maybe apply to UVA. #AllShade ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Very unique for a state school. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    If you love academics, this school is for you. But regardless of what anyone says, DIVERSITY is still an issue This school has great academics (possibly the best teachers around), a good selection of activities to take part in, and an overall amazing atmosphere. The only downsides are the food, internet, and rain (it rains a lot!!). ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Great school. If you're the type who wants to breeze through college and party 7 days a week, you might find it a bit boring and stressful. But the social scene is pretty great on the weekends and the campus is beautiful. I would definitely recommend for someone who wants a great academic experience! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Great place for anyone to be. If it isn't for you, you'll hate it. (Well duh, but this school is very polarizing on your opinion, once you go here) The true twampy types will thrive here in every aspect. It's not easy, but it's so worth it. By far the best four years of my life. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Besides the wifi which only connects when you're in buildings and the food, which is usually average, I have no complaints :) The atmosphere is so friendly and genuine, everyone you meet is passionate whether they'd be food staff, custodians, professors, or students. The work is challenging, but not unbearable. I definitely think the stress is overhyped, so don't worry too much about the negative stereotypes! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    It's definitely a school for academics. Most of the professors are pleasant and talented. Outside of a few bars and Colonial Williamsburg, the town is not much to see but Richmond is one hour drive away. Beware though as freshman are not allowed cars! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I feel like I fit in here well and I have few complaints. Everyone's a little quirky but since you are too everyones happy about. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    William and Mary is the perfect college for anyone who love a beautiful historic campus and a great education. Enough to do in the surrounding areas, wonderful campus, safe place. Everyone is very friendly and genuinely curious about anything and everything. Big social scene, not big sports scene. I've enjoyed my experience with 99% of the people I've met here. Hard working, dedicated and up for a challenge while having some fun! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    Be prepared for a 12 hour job, not a college experience. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I love it here. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    The lack of a social scene myth is just that a myth. SO glad I came here! Although the academics are tough, it is what should be expected with a top university. I would definitely recommend it, as I couldn't see myself anywhere else. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    This is a great school, and even though I was on the fence about how I was going to like here I have had nothing but positive experiences. I have never regretted my decision to attend. There is so many opportunities on campus and the professors are great. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Beautiful area and beautiful people! If you are into public history it's THE place to go, but if, like me, you switch to a more mathematical career path, I'd recommend transferring. That being said, the people here are sweet and conscientious, and the mild winters can't be beat. You will learn, find a job upon graduation. 2 main types of students: those who seek to uphold their reputations as the smart kids in high school, and those who seek to outrun it. The latter join frats. Both are annoying. Academics: best there is. Social scene : generally unhealthy ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Great school in all aspects. So far I love being able to just walk across the street and find all kinds of shops, restaurants, activities, and great things to do in the community. The academics for my majors are great. The library is great. . Food could be better. The people and clubs are very enjoyable. Generally a well respected school. Public Ivy indeed! ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I'm a Senior and I have never looked back on my school decision with regret. I've spent hours talking with professors out of class. Colonial Williamsburg is a phenomenal college town environment. A great university. And the food's not nearly as bad as everyone whines. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    It is very easy to call this place home because of the welcoming people and the easygoing atmosphere. The general sense of a close knit community (One Tribe, One Family) is a true value held by a majority of students who attend the College. Studies are taken seriously. Beautiful campus. Classmates are intelligent but down-to-earth (not arrogant or superficial like at UVA, where I transferred from). Great libraries! Lots of ways to get involved on campus. Smaller college, so more personal. Lots of attractions nearby. Food is passable. Has gotten expensive. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    I have no complaints ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Good quality professors. The people are friendly, the faculty is eager to help and the campus is beautiful! (especially now that the leaves have begun to change) W&M is truly amazing. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Coming to W&M was one of the best choices I've made. A place that is trying to innovate in a world of deep tradition. Stress is mainly student driven--because most students are high performing. A great place for all the nerds in the world. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Great school. Everyone is intelligent and friendly and there's always something to do ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    William and Mary was a great choice for me personally. Had a rough start but have learned to love it. Roll Tribe. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    William and Mary is a good school academically, but the area is nothing special, the food is gross, the facilities aren't great, and our sports programs are mediocre at best. You could definitely find a better place to go to school for the same price or less (roughly $33,000 a year). ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    William & Mary is an incredible school. I came for the community and it has not let me down. The sense of Tribe pride and the community of trust is real. Students trust each other and watch out for each other. I'll admit that the food isn't great but campus is gorgeous, my classes are interesting and the people make up for it. There's so much to do, campus is beautiful, students are smart and passionate. Everyone is friendly. People hold doors and respect their professors and staff. I love the community engagement. Alumni are really impressive. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    The most expensive public school in VA that ironically isn't the best at anything: food (VT), dorms (CNU), Education (UVA), Sports (UVA), etc.. Everyone is very kind and accepting. Biggest Cons: Grade deflation, and literally no parking anywhere at all. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Was not my first choice to go here. Still very happy. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I love William and Mary. Beautiful campus and love the individuality of all the students ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    W&M has its pros and cons, but I couldn't imagine myself anywhere else. This place looks great on a resume, but is also a great use of four years, with extensive clubs, Greek life, and other social opportunities. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    If you think you will fit in here chances are youre right. It is true that the grades are earned, but that makes them mean all the more to schools and jobs that we will be applying to. I love it here. I wouldn't go anywhere else. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    William and Mary is an incredible school with top academics, a beautiful and historic campus, and amazing students, faculty and staff. That should speak for itself. It's an excellent, well respected educational institution. I am extremely proud to have been accepted and completed my MBA at this school. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Fantastic school (#1 public school in the nation for undergrads), fantastic teachers for the most part, and a great reputation. This creates a tense and stressful atmosphere at times, but you just have to not let it get to you. Get involved to find a work-play balance. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    Just content. It's true that everyone is competitive and very smart so it's easy to feel inadequate. The campus is safe, but the food in the dining halls is kinda gross. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I love William and Mary. I am a nerd. The food isn't great but then again you have a talking point with other students, if you talk to other students. Profs are great, interesting people. I haven't been to any parties but the people I've met are cool. If you're lazy, you're screwed, though. Campus is really nice, and Williamsburg is a great town. Food is only so-so and the social scene isn't much, either, but that's not why you go to W&M. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    love the people, love the school W&M gave me more money and I liked the vibe. I've loved it since day one. The students are serious and down to earth. We laugh at our craziness and quirkiness. People are friendly, happy, funny, smart. The campus is AMAZING. Beautiful. Best decision ever. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    This is a nerd school. work hard but play harder. we're not all nerds and a good majority of people love to party and have fun on weekends. don't let the twamp reputation scare you. The teachers are engaged and truly the best in their fields. The classes are challenging due to the reputation, however typically do able. Course load is encouraged to be 15 credits or under. The food is provided by Sodexo and is terrible. Actually t h e w o r s t f o o d. Residence halls are not v quality. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I have met some amazing people and professors here. WE DO NOT JUST STAY IN THE LIBRARY! Come here if you want to have a GREAT college experience with normal, grounded people who are, for the most part, in touch with their inner nerd. AWESOME professors and on-campus resources. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    It's wonderful to be part of the Tribe. Not overly excited to be here but not unhappy enough to consider transferring. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Loved most of my professors and this school helped me get a great job right after graduation! You can be so happy here-just reach out to people, join clubsteams and make friends. Socially, going Greek is awesome if you are into going out. The Greek system is a pretty ideal support system and you won't be hazed. You can definitely work hard & play hard! Perfect for students looking to be a part of a close-knit community with a heavy focus on academics. Amazing people and faculty. Plenty of opportunities to excel through clubs/research/employment. Nightlife is generally what you make it. Overall, a beautiful & wonderful place. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    While it may be known for tough academics and that is all, there is a vibrant Greek life scene and a host of other activities to participate in to balance the tough academia. But I enjoy it here ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    I transferred in. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 3/5
    A good public school! Members of the Tribe share a mutual passion for learning, embrace their inner nerd, and understand the importance of community as One Tribe, One Family. While the coursework is academically rigorous, the school itself is steeped in a deep history with many traditions, and in my experience the people here are genuinely friendly, intelligent, quirky, and proud which makes it worth it. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    Feels like a glorified high school. The people are preppy and studious. The classes require work but aren't impossible. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 2/5
    William & Mary is meant for a very specific person. My favorite thing is how inclusive it is. My least favorite thing is how uptight people can be. ...Continue reading

  • Overall school rating 4/5
    Choosing this school was the best decision I've ever made. Parties are a bit boring. Very pretty and full of nice, intelligent people. A lot of capus housing could use work. ...Continue reading

Professor Reviews (30)


  • Class rating 1/5
    This was the worst class I've taken thus far. Lectures make material seem easy, then tests are shockingly difficult. No review sessions offered and very unhelpful and unclear in office hours. Even after completing all readings and every practice problem in the book I still received a C on exams. Do not take this professor. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    It's her first course as a professor, so you have to curve your expectations. Lectures run on the dull side. Problem sets are hard, but she'll walk you through them if your go to office hours. Tests are less so. Just make sure you study from time to time. Readings are effectively optional, but worth doing for the sake of reviewing the material. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Long lectures that are irrelevant to practical test and quiz problems. Be prepared for a lot of self study ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    A good guy, but he can make even the simplest things difficult. Barely any work, but tests can be difficult if you don't understand his thought processes on some topics. Posts all of his notes online. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    If you have taken Econ Statistics and understood it fairly well, this class is insanely easy. Tests are open book and open note. The first half of the semester is multiple linear regressions. If you took stats in some other department though, she does breeze through and expect you to understand basics right away. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Had him for 101 problem session, so I haven't really had him lecture, but I can say sometimes he doesn't really work very well with how a student decided to do a problem. He has a Russian accent, not really mild but not too thick either, so only an issue if you really have a problem with accents. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Great professor. He is animated, engaging, and receptive to your comments and questions. His sense of humor can be pretty outrageous, but he is also respectful and genuine in serious moments. His expectations are fair - just do the reading (which is minimal) and put good faith effort into assignments. Stick to simple language for papers. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    He is extremely kind and willing to help, however, his lectures are very disorganized and dry. You can tell he is more of a researcher than a professor. He goes through the material thinking you would already know it. His lectures are extremely boring. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Very helpful and friendly ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He teach better this semester. Last semester, his Survey II course is horrible. There were so much homework and hard to get high grade. HOWEVER, in Survey I he teach this semester, he changes and makes the course easier. LESS Homework and essays now. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I loved my classes with Conlee. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I loved my class on the Gawain Poet w/Prof. Potkay. She was funny, helpful and kind. Office door was always open, & she would talk about life with me, not just class. She was the best professor I had at WM. I was a bit scared of her at first, but she's wonderful. Don't be put off by her rep as a harsh grader - best constructive criticism I ever got ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Professor Sinton can be a little bit dry and tedious in her lectures, but other than that, I have nothing bad to say about her. She presents the material clearly and makes it interesting and engaging. Definitely don't text in class, just be respectful of her and she'll be respectful towards you. She gives very constructive feedback and wants you to do well, she's inspired me to pursue my love of psychology. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    TAKE HIS CLASS. HIS LECTURES ARE SO HILARIOUS HE IS SO AWESOME ITS INSANE. pay attention, read, and youre fine for the quizzes and final. one paper - super easily graded ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    The course is good. There is only one test - the final, and it's relatively hard. The rest of the grade is made up of projects which are done solo only. Grading is on a curve, so aim for at the very least average and you'll more than likely get a B. Attendance is not required, but strongly recommended. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    While she does get a bad rep' around campus, you can easily tell she is very passionate about biology and does just about anything in power to help her students out. With that being said, there is a lot of content and it's not always easy. Her tests are pretty tough, but she can be an easy grader at times if you know what you're talking about. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    I'm not one to complain about a professor just because their class is hard, but this lady is crazy. Condescending towards questions, unhelpful even when you attend her office hours. The department seriously needs to get another professor to teach this courselab. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    I 'll admit, I fell into the trap of feeling that I knew the information so I skipped class a lot, but I really wish I had gone more. One homework assignment per week, 3 tests (only counts 2 of them), and a final. He allows a full sheet of notes for each test, which is extremely helpful in reviewing the material and on tests. Schreiber has a great amount of office hours and is always willing to meet if you need help. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He's a great professor who really cares about the students. Because it doesn't have a test to teach to, the classes were much more enjoyable and discussion based. Sometimes the class would get uncomfortably quiet, and there were a lot of papers, but as long as you keep up you should do well. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    A PROFESSOR THAT ACTUALLY WANTS STUDENTS TO SUCCEED ( I know i didn't think those existed either). Schreibs is really funny, nice, makes lectures interesting by tying in current events. 3 midterms he drops the lowest. 1 longer final. lets u bring a notes sheet to each exam. offers a 2% extra credit that can bump your grade up by 2 @ end of semester You can do alright not going to class, but Schreiber is such a fantastic lecturer that I really wish I had been there more. He's kind of a dork but it suits him and his passion for economics well. Highly recommended ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Super funny and engaging! I had a bad experience with the department before and was wary to take another class, but he completely changed my mind. He gives random quizzes on the reading but drops 1, exams are a breeze as long as you review his notes on Blackboard. Take him! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    I have taken several classes with Evans and I really like him. I did not enjoy the structure of this class. There was too much material and complex ideas were glossed over. DO NOT FALL FOR THE MATH IS EASY SMOKESCREEN. Non-math people are bad at math because of how it corresponds to the concepts. Yes, I can add. Take with caution. I struggled. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    He is very clear and gives interesting applications to the math he teaches. He is one of my favorite professors at William and Mary ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Took for personality theory. Super laid back. Attendance isn't mandatory but the book isn't very helpful and he's very lecture based, so his slides are pretty barren. aka go to class still. He encourages participation and is always positive. One writing assignment that you have all semester, but its a fun self-assessment of your own personality! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Many students questioned his format of tests but he never make any changes, instead saying that you didn't do enough to prepare for the exams. The course covers the whole Europe and even Asian art pieces but the short written papers are only about Spanish art pieces. If you met all the requirements in the paper, you still can't get an A. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    His lectures aren't always clear or structured while I understand that the informality of it was supposed to be less boring, he ends up rambling. He encourages discussion but even for a 3 hour class there's surprisingly little time for it. His use of statistics are also questionable. But he's a nice guy and tries hard. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Professor Pratt is smart and definitely knows what he's talking about. I would definitely recommend going to office hours, he will note the extra work that you are putting in. Fair grader and the class isn't too difficult as long as you do the readings ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Jenny is a fantastic professor and a wonderful person. Not the easiest grader, but she encourages great discussions and does a great job including diverse texts. Laid back but very passionate and engaging. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Professor McKinney is extremely intelligent and articulate, both traits you want in a philosopher. I took his class in his first semester of teaching, and he was still warming up assignment and schedule-wise, but he really knew his stuff and the classes were interesting. Great guy, if you don't mind thinking and writing critically, take this class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Take his class. Prof. Mckinney is funny and smart and knows his stuff. he is always willing to go out of his way to read your papers ahead of time. he makes class interesting and interactive. the hw assignments are pretty easy and based off the readings. the midterm papers require more time and effort. you have 2 3pg paper assignments and 1 5pg fin ...Continue reading

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  • Class rating 1/5
    This was the worst class I've taken thus far. Lectures make material seem easy, then tests are shockingly difficult. No review sessions offered and very unhelpful and unclear in office hours. Even after completing all readings and every practice problem in the book I still received a C on exams. Do not take this professor. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    It's her first course as a professor, so you have to curve your expectations. Lectures run on the dull side. Problem sets are hard, but she'll walk you through them if your go to office hours. Tests are less so. Just make sure you study from time to time. Readings are effectively optional, but worth doing for the sake of reviewing the material. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Long lectures that are irrelevant to practical test and quiz problems. Be prepared for a lot of self study ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    A good guy, but he can make even the simplest things difficult. Barely any work, but tests can be difficult if you don't understand his thought processes on some topics. Posts all of his notes online. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    If you have taken Econ Statistics and understood it fairly well, this class is insanely easy. Tests are open book and open note. The first half of the semester is multiple linear regressions. If you took stats in some other department though, she does breeze through and expect you to understand basics right away. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Had him for 101 problem session, so I haven't really had him lecture, but I can say sometimes he doesn't really work very well with how a student decided to do a problem. He has a Russian accent, not really mild but not too thick either, so only an issue if you really have a problem with accents. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Great professor. He is animated, engaging, and receptive to your comments and questions. His sense of humor can be pretty outrageous, but he is also respectful and genuine in serious moments. His expectations are fair - just do the reading (which is minimal) and put good faith effort into assignments. Stick to simple language for papers. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    He is extremely kind and willing to help, however, his lectures are very disorganized and dry. You can tell he is more of a researcher than a professor. He goes through the material thinking you would already know it. His lectures are extremely boring. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Very helpful and friendly ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He teach better this semester. Last semester, his Survey II course is horrible. There were so much homework and hard to get high grade. HOWEVER, in Survey I he teach this semester, he changes and makes the course easier. LESS Homework and essays now. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I loved my classes with Conlee. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    I loved my class on the Gawain Poet w/Prof. Potkay. She was funny, helpful and kind. Office door was always open, & she would talk about life with me, not just class. She was the best professor I had at WM. I was a bit scared of her at first, but she's wonderful. Don't be put off by her rep as a harsh grader - best constructive criticism I ever got ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Professor Sinton can be a little bit dry and tedious in her lectures, but other than that, I have nothing bad to say about her. She presents the material clearly and makes it interesting and engaging. Definitely don't text in class, just be respectful of her and she'll be respectful towards you. She gives very constructive feedback and wants you to do well, she's inspired me to pursue my love of psychology. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    TAKE HIS CLASS. HIS LECTURES ARE SO HILARIOUS HE IS SO AWESOME ITS INSANE. pay attention, read, and youre fine for the quizzes and final. one paper - super easily graded ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    The course is good. There is only one test - the final, and it's relatively hard. The rest of the grade is made up of projects which are done solo only. Grading is on a curve, so aim for at the very least average and you'll more than likely get a B. Attendance is not required, but strongly recommended. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    While she does get a bad rep' around campus, you can easily tell she is very passionate about biology and does just about anything in power to help her students out. With that being said, there is a lot of content and it's not always easy. Her tests are pretty tough, but she can be an easy grader at times if you know what you're talking about. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    I'm not one to complain about a professor just because their class is hard, but this lady is crazy. Condescending towards questions, unhelpful even when you attend her office hours. The department seriously needs to get another professor to teach this courselab. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    I 'll admit, I fell into the trap of feeling that I knew the information so I skipped class a lot, but I really wish I had gone more. One homework assignment per week, 3 tests (only counts 2 of them), and a final. He allows a full sheet of notes for each test, which is extremely helpful in reviewing the material and on tests. Schreiber has a great amount of office hours and is always willing to meet if you need help. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 4/5
    He's a great professor who really cares about the students. Because it doesn't have a test to teach to, the classes were much more enjoyable and discussion based. Sometimes the class would get uncomfortably quiet, and there were a lot of papers, but as long as you keep up you should do well. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    A PROFESSOR THAT ACTUALLY WANTS STUDENTS TO SUCCEED ( I know i didn't think those existed either). Schreibs is really funny, nice, makes lectures interesting by tying in current events. 3 midterms he drops the lowest. 1 longer final. lets u bring a notes sheet to each exam. offers a 2% extra credit that can bump your grade up by 2 @ end of semester You can do alright not going to class, but Schreiber is such a fantastic lecturer that I really wish I had been there more. He's kind of a dork but it suits him and his passion for economics well. Highly recommended ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Super funny and engaging! I had a bad experience with the department before and was wary to take another class, but he completely changed my mind. He gives random quizzes on the reading but drops 1, exams are a breeze as long as you review his notes on Blackboard. Take him! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    I have taken several classes with Evans and I really like him. I did not enjoy the structure of this class. There was too much material and complex ideas were glossed over. DO NOT FALL FOR THE MATH IS EASY SMOKESCREEN. Non-math people are bad at math because of how it corresponds to the concepts. Yes, I can add. Take with caution. I struggled. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    He is very clear and gives interesting applications to the math he teaches. He is one of my favorite professors at William and Mary ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Took for personality theory. Super laid back. Attendance isn't mandatory but the book isn't very helpful and he's very lecture based, so his slides are pretty barren. aka go to class still. He encourages participation and is always positive. One writing assignment that you have all semester, but its a fun self-assessment of your own personality! ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    Many students questioned his format of tests but he never make any changes, instead saying that you didn't do enough to prepare for the exams. The course covers the whole Europe and even Asian art pieces but the short written papers are only about Spanish art pieces. If you met all the requirements in the paper, you still can't get an A. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 2/5
    His lectures aren't always clear or structured while I understand that the informality of it was supposed to be less boring, he ends up rambling. He encourages discussion but even for a 3 hour class there's surprisingly little time for it. His use of statistics are also questionable. But he's a nice guy and tries hard. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Professor Pratt is smart and definitely knows what he's talking about. I would definitely recommend going to office hours, he will note the extra work that you are putting in. Fair grader and the class isn't too difficult as long as you do the readings ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Jenny is a fantastic professor and a wonderful person. Not the easiest grader, but she encourages great discussions and does a great job including diverse texts. Laid back but very passionate and engaging. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 3/5
    Professor McKinney is extremely intelligent and articulate, both traits you want in a philosopher. I took his class in his first semester of teaching, and he was still warming up assignment and schedule-wise, but he really knew his stuff and the classes were interesting. Great guy, if you don't mind thinking and writing critically, take this class. ...Continue reading

  • Class rating 5/5
    Take his class. Prof. Mckinney is funny and smart and knows his stuff. he is always willing to go out of his way to read your papers ahead of time. he makes class interesting and interactive. the hw assignments are pretty easy and based off the readings. the midterm papers require more time and effort. you have 2 3pg paper assignments and 1 5pg fin ...Continue reading


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