College of William and Mary Graduate Program Reviews

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93%
of students recommend
(4.18 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 56 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ABA, + 2 more
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Small
  • Student Population: 8,484 (6,301 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 23% part-time, 77% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $13,100 in-state; $29,400 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

I am thrilled to be attending the College of William and Mary to pursue my Master's degree. The faculty genuinely care about their students and go out of their way to help when they can. I love the smaller campus and getting individualized treatment in my education. Being an out-of-state student, however, does make paying for my education more challenging.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2016

My program has without a doubt been the most vauable experience of my life. I have learned how to be the best teacher that I can be, and the methods that can help me achieve that.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros- small number of student so you will get more interaction with the teachers Cons- Very high Tuition
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2017

Great program with an impressive faculty. An excellent program for those who are working professionals, but also desire to further educational and career goals while working. A well known and highly reputable institution with a very reasonable in-state tuition price.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physics
Graduation Year: 2018

Great facilities and faculty. It's only a short drive from Jefferson Lab which is a huge plus for those going into research in particle physics. Williamsburg is a fun town. Not quite a city but not in the middle of nowhere either. One con is that it is a smaller school not known particularly well for its physics program.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physics
Graduation Year: 2020

The Physics PhD. Program at William and Mary is a great experience. The building is new and there is an amazing amount of research opportunities both on campus and at JLab and other nearby labs. All the professors are highly respected and very good at conveying the information needed to be a good physicist.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physics
Graduation Year: 2018

The Physics graduate program provides an excellent community and has a broad range of research.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physics
Graduation Year: 2015

Great program. Great profs. Great school. Great city.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physics
Graduation Year: 2018

It's graduate physics. It's hard, and will take up most of your time. This is the main reason for such a low score in the "social life" and "workload" category, but I'm sure the same applies to all other physics grad programs. I'm friendly with the people in my program, but I've chosen to prioritize academics and sleep over socialization. There are plenty of opportunities to get out and meet people, but I haven't been able to take advantage of them due to lack of time. That being said, the environment is very nurturing. My first couple of semesters here were rough; the first one I underestimated just how much I needed to do to be successful, and, for the second one, life just kinda got in the way. I reached out to my adviser and the director of graduate studies for help once I realized I was drowning in my academics, and they were 100% supportive. We designed a different academic path for me (most students take exactly the same courses over the first 3 semesters or so) so that I could have a better chance of success (rather than just drowning). You can get by without a car here, but it's not easy/ convenient. The bus routes are loops that are repeated hourly, so if you can ride to campus in 10 minutes, going home will take you about 50. I might just be spoiled though. At my undergrad, there were literally over a dozen routes going to all the different apartment complexes, and they were timed with classes (different schedules for MWF vs TuTh). So, transportation is probably okay; I'm just used to better. Overall, a great program with a great atmosphere.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physics
Graduation Year: 2018

Great school, excellent education quality. Hope there would be more choices as for a physics grad student except for the current high energy and atomic and condensed matter physics, which took 95% of all the grad students here.
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