College of William and Mary

United States of America

251-300thWorld University Ranking

College of William and Mary was chartered in 1693 by King William II and Queen Mary II of England and is presently located at Williamsburg, Virginia (Main Campus). It is the second oldest college in USA  after Harvard University and the first to become a university. William and Marry are classified as Public Ivy, one of only eight in the USA offering a world-class education at an exceptional value.

The university follows a semester based academic calendar and offers more than 30 undergraduate and more than 10 professional and graduate degree programs. It’s highly reputed graduate schools include Mason School of Business, the School of Education and Marshall-Wythe School of Law (first law school in the USA).

It is mandatory for all the freshmen to live on campus, and the majority of upperclassmen choose to live on campus as well. The most popular majors at the college are Business, Management, Social Sciences, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Psychology and Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies. College of William and Mary also provides  international joint degree program with the University of St Andrews in Scotland  and a joint engineering program with Columbia University in New York City.

The College of William and Mary has a total student population of over 8,400 of which more than 6,300 are enrolled in undergraduate programs. It has a student to faculty ratio of 12:1 and the acceptance rate of 34%. It is also called as a ‘Public Ivy’ and has produced 3 presidents.

Notable Alumni: Thomas Jefferson (American statesman, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States), Glenn Close (American actress, singer and film producer), Elizabeth Beth Comstock (American business executive)

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The accounting major is designed to provide students with the fundamentals of business while preparing them for a variety of careers both in business and the public sector. The accounting major requires 15 credits hours in addition to the undergraduate core curriculum.

The Secondary School Report form High school transcript Personal StatementCounselor letter of recommendationThe Midyear School Report form

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The undergraduate program in Africana Studies (AFST) engages students in a critical examination of the intellectual, political, economic, and cultural challenges and achievements of Africans and Africandescended peoples. The study of these diverse and dynamic traditions does much more than embracing the centrality of race. It also encompasses imperial, national, ethnic, linguistic, and religious currents and intersections in such farflung settings as Africa, North America, the Caribbean Basin, Latin America, the Middle East, South Asia, and Europe.The Program draws on wideranging fields of inquiry including history, sociology, economics, anthropology, political science, religion, literature, music, drama, dance, film, and the visual arts. Through coursework that integrates and at often transcends disciplinary knowledge, students learn to appreciate the specificity of Africa and its offshoots, the ways in which local and global forces interacted to shape a shared identity of Blackness as well as communityspecific identities, and the trajectories of syncretism and other forms of intercultural exchange.

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Higher education, Law and politics, Human resources, Nonprofits

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The American Studies Program engages students in the interdisciplinary study of the culture and society of the United States and the Americas, past and present. We encourage students to cross traditional intellectual boundaries and develop perspectives on American life that are more expansive and critical than those normally found within the limits of a single discipline. Working with a wide array of methods, themes, and materials, students discover firsthand our society's rich and often conflicted history of cultural, racial, and sexual diversity.

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Public service, business, teaching, museum curation, and journalism

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William and Mary's graduate program in American Studies offers a flexible, rigorous program on the United States and the Americas. By fostering a diverse and dynamic community that reaches across disciplinary boundaries into a range of departments, the program encourages students to develop intellectual resources that will sustain them in a wide variety of careers and avocations. Graduate students work closely with their advisors to develop a program of courses and independent work that best reflects their interests, and best prepares them for original research and critical engagement with their fields.

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William and Mary's graduate program in American Studies offers a flexible, rigorous program on the United States and the Americas. By fostering a diverse and dynamic community that reaches across disciplinary boundaries into a range of departments, the program encourages students to develop intellectual resources that will sustain them in a wide variety of careers and avocations. Graduate students work closely with their advisors to develop a program of courses and independent work that best reflects their interests, and best prepares them for original research and critical engagement with their fields.

Writing Sample, Short Essay, Foreign Language Competency, Letters of Recommendation, Official Transcripts

Higher Education in History, English, Art History, And American Studies Programs, Museums, Publishing, Journalism, Public History, Interdisciplinary Investigation

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a) Common Application or Coalition Application.

b) $70 application fee

c) Official high school transcript, Secondary School Report and Midyear School Report

d) Letter of recommendation (Counselor)

e) Official SAT/ACT scores

f) Typical SAT Range(1250-1470), ACT-28-33 (Overall Composite Score out of 36)

g) Average GPA 4.19

h) TOEFL/IELTS scores if the applicant’s native language is not English

i) TOEFL-100, IELTS-7

j) Acceptance rate: 34% (2015)

Requirements may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific requirements.

Fees

Undergraduate: USD 38,735

Fees may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

Cost of Living

The annual cost of living at College of William and Mary is USD 12,230 approx.

Accommodation

Yes, the university has in campus dorm facilities.

Undergraduate: January 1

Graduate: Deadlines vary for each program.

Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific deadlines.

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University Stats

8485

Students

6300

Undergraduates

2180

Postgraduate

595

Faculty Strength

14

Student Faculty Ratio

34
%

Acceptance Rate

$
38735

Tuition Fees

$
12230

Living Cost

$
3860

Other Fees

4.19

Avg. GPA

90
%

Avg. Percentage

1430

Avg. SAT

* All cost are in USD