The College of William & Mary: home to Thomas Jefferson, Jon Stewart, and other famous T.W.A.M.P


When King William III and Queen Mary II founded the college in 1693, Tribe Pride and T.W.A.M.P.S were yet to come. Presidents Jefferson, Monroe, and Tyler studied in a building designed by world-famous architect Christopher Wren, but did not cheer on the Division I Tribe (formerly the Indians) teams like today's students. And the acronym T.W.A.M.P. ("Typical William and Mary Person") accurately describes the high-energy community of students who work hard and do research and internships, yet find time to sing in one of 13 a capella groups, play intramural sports, go Greek, and enjoy the beauty of this historic campus and town.

Students can design their own majors, double major, and take dual degree programs in the schools of business and law. Another offering is a unique joint degree program that allows students to attend two of their four years at St. Andrews in Edinburgh, Scotland!

A public university of Virginia, William & Mary accepts 37% total, and 35% from out of state. SAT middle 50% range is 1230-1470, ACT 28-34. Early Decision tips the odds.

Fun Facts: the library boasts the second largest collection of books about dogs in the country. The Crim Dell Bridge, at left, is the site of a romantic legend: if a couple kiss at the top of the bridge, they will be together forever!

Princeton Review chose The College of William & Mary as one of the "Colleges That Pay You Back."

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