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The College of William and Mary

The College of William & Mary

The College of William & Mary

The College of William & Mary in Virginia (also known as The College, William & Mary, or W&M) is a public research university located in Williamsburg, Virginia, United States. Founded in 1693 by a royal charter (by a British 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. William & Mary’s undergraduate program ranks #4 and #6 among American public universities according to the 2010 Forbes and 2011 U.S. News & World Report rankings, respectively.

The College of William and Mary Rankings in 2010

The College of William and Mary Rankings in 2011

William & Mary educated U.S. Presidents Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, and John Tyler as well as other key figures important to the development of the nation, including U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall, Speaker of the House Henry Clay, and 16 signers of the Declaration of Independence. W&M founded the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society in 1776 and was the first school of higher education in the United States to install an honor code of conduct for students. The establishment of graduate programs in law and medicine in 1779 make it one of the first universities in the United States. William & Mary is one of the original eight institutions considered a Public Ivy.

In addition to its renowned undergraduate program, the College is home to several graduate and professional schools, including law, business, education, marine science and colonial history. In 2008, W&M enrolled 5,850 undergraduate and 2,042 graduate/professional students.

College of William & Mary Tuition and Fees

Estimated costs per semester* for the 2010–2011 academic year are provided below to assist students in planning for their attendance at William and Mary. The exact costs will vary based on a student’s status (undergraduate/graduate, full-time/part-time, residency) and meal plan and housing selections. Additionally, a student may incur other fees depending on his/her course of study. View detailed tuition and fees and room and board rates.

UNDERGRADUATE In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees
Room
Board
Books, travel and incidentals
Total (per semester)
6,094
2,600
1,700
1,375
$11,769
16,882
2,600
1,700
1,375
$22,557
GRADUATE (Arts &
Sciences, Education
and Marine Science)
In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees
Living Allowance
Books & Supplies
Total (per semester)
5,384
6,825
650
$12,859
12,319
6,825
650
$19,794
LAW
In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees
Living Allowance
Books & Supplies
Total (per semester)
11,900
6,825
650
$19,375
16,900
6,825
650
$24,375
BUSINESS In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees
Living Allowance
Books & Supplies
Computer
Total (per semester)
12,500
6,825
800
1,500
$21,625
18,250
6,825
800
1,500
$27,375
PART-TIME TUITION
(per credit hour)
In-State Out-of-State
Undergraduate
Graduate
Law
Graduate Business
260.00
345.00
630.00
650.00
920.00
920.00
1,050.00
1,050.00

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