William & Mary
#126 Overall Influence#53 Desirability Rank

William & Mary

Public research university located in Williamsburg, Virginia

William & Mary is a public research university in Williamsburg, Virginia. Founded in 1693 by letters patent issued by King William III and Queen Mary II, it is the second-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, after Harvard University.

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The College of William & Mary is a public research university in Williamsburg, Virginia. Founded in 1693 by letters patent issued by King William III and Queen Mary II, it is the second-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, after Harvard University.

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Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

14,644

Acceptance

37%

Graduation Rate

91%

Median SAT Score

1400

Median ACT Score

31

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$15,864

Fees (in-state)

$5,966

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$74,500

Employed

92%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

8K

Under-Grads

6K

Graduates

2K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

200 Richmond Road, Williamsburg VA 23187-8795

City Crime Rates

Property Crime

15 per 100k

Violent Crime

2 per 100k

What is William & Mary known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#17 World Rank #11 USA Rank
Law
#52 World Rank #27 USA Rank
History
#49 World Rank #35 USA Rank
Education
#47 World Rank #41 USA Rank
Business
#171 World Rank #65 USA Rank
Philosophy
#108 World Rank #71 USA Rank
Political Science
#177 World Rank #86 USA Rank
Religious Studies
#234 World Rank #100 USA Rank
Literature
#242 World Rank #106 USA Rank
Economics
#307 World Rank #107 USA Rank
Earth Sciences
#295 World Rank #135 USA Rank
Anthropology
#312 World Rank #141 USA Rank
Biology
#597 World Rank #218 USA Rank
Chemistry
#730 World Rank #262 USA Rank
Mathematics
#792 World Rank #425 USA Rank
Psychology

Other areas of influence

#76 World Rank #64 USA Rank
Communications
#118 World Rank #87 USA Rank
Criminal Justice
#338 World Rank #168 USA Rank
Medical
#349 World Rank #203 USA Rank
Social Work
#397 World Rank #229 USA Rank
Nursing
#406 World Rank #161 USA Rank
Engineering

Influential People

Who are William & Mary's Most influential alumni?

William & Mary's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Law, Business, and Education. William & Mary’s most academically influential people include Thomas Jefferson, Henry Clay, and Jerry Coyne.

Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson

3rd President of the United States of America

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Henry Clay
Henry Clay

American politician from Kentucky

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Jerry Coyne
Jerry Coyne

American biologist

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John Marshall
John Marshall

Fourth Chief Justice of the United States

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James Monroe
James Monroe

American politician, 5th President of the United States

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Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart

American comedian, writer, producer, activist, and television host

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Winfield Scott
Winfield Scott

Union United States Army general

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Carolyn Ellis

American sociologist

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John Tyler
John Tyler

10th President of the United States

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William Barton Rogers
William Barton Rogers

American scientist, founder of MIT

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Harold Allen Orr, Jr.

Evolutionary biologist

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James Branch Cabell
James Branch Cabell

American author

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