College of William and Mary Graduate Program Reviews

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93%
of students recommend
(4.2 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 58 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

3.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: School Psychology
Graduation Year: 2011

While the College and School of Education buildings are great facilities, the faculty and staff do not have resources in place to help those that are not from Virginia to find the test subjects required for classes. I often had to drive home to South Carolina to find people to participate. The one university-sponsored pairing was a disaster and caused me to have incomplete coursework at the end of the semester. My experience would have been a lot more enjoyable if better systems had been in place.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2015

The graduate program I am currently in has been newly revised. I think that it is wonderful that the professor's at WM have taken into consideration what the local school districts want out of the people coming out of WM with this degree.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2013

I absolutely love the College of William & Mary School of Law. The faculty is brilliant, the course work challenging and the student body is amazing.
3.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2008

The William & Mary School of Law is a wonderful place. You will find a cohesive network of classmates and professors and administrators who genuinely care about your well-being as a student.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2016

The faculty are amazing and very receptive to helping you and answering your questions. The work is challenging and the variety of professional experiences among peers is a great asset. Graduate assistantships are not all that great as far as offsetting costs of living, but at least it covers tuition.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2014

The law school is an excellent value for a world class education.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros: Affordability! This was the main reason I came to W&M and I haven't been let down. The law school's public price in addition to scholarships were a great value for me initially, and remain so. I also didn't have the strongest LSAT score, and I think Admissions' scholarships are especially friendly to "reverse splitters" in the law school admissions game (I was one of these people). The cost of living here is also relatively cheap, not compared to say, a completely rural college town, but certainly in comparison to going to law school in any major city. The professors are also by and large good. I've been especially impressed with some of the new tenure-track hires. I've been unimpressed with adjuncts, almost across-the-board, but have learned not to take classes with such professors if I can help it. The good professors, however, are really, really good-- smart lecturers, open-door office hours, and interesting people to talk to. Cons: -It can feel like a "hamster wheel" living here, especially if you live close to the law school, as we are in a very small community and environment. -Racial diversity seems to me (as someone who isn't a racial minority) to be an improvement from other settings I've been. Socio-economic diversity, religious diversity, and LGBT people though are, in my eye, few & far between. This isn't (Williamsburg) Brooklyn. -1L year felt very competitive. 2L has been better, but 1L year I was surprised by how hostile some of my classes felt. All in all, I'm glad with the choice I've made and the quality of my education so far. The school has its flaws--our career services office is constantly getting criticized--but all in all I think it's a good place and certainly a great ($) value.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2014

Our school has an excellent faculty, but is somewhat limited in diversity of students as many similar schools are throughout the country. Our school is a very safe, student-friendly environment that offers a great education to students.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2014

W&M is a great combination of affordability and quality!
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2014

The teachers are excellent. They really value student feedback about teaching styles. Being in a small town makes the student work together and get along more. The cost is okay for a public school.
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