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College of William & Mary Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 56 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 1 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

54% Women
46% Men


NCAA Division I-AA

Colonial Athletic Association

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $131,924)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $66,271)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 38 44 Yes -
Baseball 31 - Yes -
Basketball 14 19 Yes Yes
Field Hockey - 27 Yes Yes
Football 100 - - -
Golf 10 10 Yes Yes
Gymnastics 18 15 Yes -
Lacrosse - 29 Yes -
Soccer 24 27 Yes Yes
Swimming and Diving 25 26 Yes -
Tennis 11 10 Yes Yes
Volleyball - 14 Yes Yes
Badminton - - Yes -
Bowling - - - Yes
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Dance - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Mountaineering/Climbing - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Rowing - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Sailing - - Yes -
Softball - - Yes Yes
Synchronized Swimming - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - Yes Yes
Track and Field, X-Country - - Yes -
Water Polo - - Yes -
Water Sports - - Yes -
Weight Lifting - - - Yes
Wrestling - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6.4%
Black/non-Hispanic 7.3%
Hispanic 8.9%
Non-resident alien 4.0%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 10.1%
Two or more races 4.3%
White/non-Hispanic 58.7%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 1
Drug Law Violation 6
Liquor Law Violation 18
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 3
Property Crime 26

Notable Alumni

  • Thomas Jefferson
  • John Tyler, member of Virginia House of Delegates
  • Jon Stewart, "The Daily Show" host, comedian
  • Mike Tomlin, NFL football coach
  • Perry Ellis, fashion designer
  • Glenn Close, actress
  • James Comey, FBI Director
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Student from RI
  • 3
  • most of the dorms here are alright (there are around twenty). they aren't renovated very often, but some of the nicer and newer dorms include barrett and dupont (both freshman…

  • Feb-28-2012 Read More
  • Meha from Colorado
  • 3
  • average dorms (mold, cockroaches in the summer, no ac in some) but the people there are amazing. if you want strong friendships for life then opt for a small dorm…

  • Feb-27-2012 Read More
  • Amanda from Princeton, IL
  • 4
  • The community created on freshman halls is unique. During freshman orientation, the orientation aides try to create a group of friends and many people I know remained BEST friends with…

  • Jun-22-2012 Read More
  • Michelle from Fairfax, VA
  • 5
  • Everyone is very quirky and can be somewhat awkward but its hard to find bad people on this campus. The passion people have for life is incredible. You will not…

  • May-16-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Christina from Toano, VA
  • Jan-17-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The school has a variety of food to choose from in its cafeteria, as well as many surrounding restaurants and shops.

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  • 3
  • Maria from Glen Allen, VA
  • Nov-07-2014 I am a current student here

    Since the campus is small, there is very little variety when it comes to the food. If you are super picky, you will have a hard time. I'm not sure how easy it is for people with dietary restrictions, but again, the lack of variety can be difficult.

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  • 4
  • LYNDAH from Fredericksbrg, VA
  • Aug-21-2014 I am a current student here

    The food at the campus dinning halls isn't gourmet, but it is still pretty good. There is a fairly diverse selection: waffles and omelets are an everyday option for breakfast, there is a Subway-style sandwich line all day, and dinner specials are usually delicious. The dining halls also host holiday and movie themed dishes at times. Nonetheless, there is little comparison to the food available directly off campus. There are about 6 pancake houses, a seafood buffet restaurant, steakhouses, barbecue grills, Japanese restaurants, a dinner movie theater, and more! Most restaurants have student discounts and/or are in a reasonable price range. Many restaurants are in walking distance from campus, or it is pretty easy to take a bus for free with the W&M Student ID to visit any restaurant.

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  • 4
  • Nadia from Hyattsville, MD
  • Mar-05-2014 I am a current student here

    The food at William and Mary is great, and there is always something for everyone at each of the Dining facilities. Sadler has the usual dining area with vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options, as well as Einsteins and Qdoba. There is also a little convenience store in the basement which the students call the Sex Change. In the Caf, there are southern options, a grilling station, make your own omelet, an entire dessert bar, an Asian station, as well as the veggie, vegan, and gluten free options. Marketplace is a little far, but definitely has the best food. Literally anything you can imagine (including Chik Fil A) can be found in Marketplace. The meal plans are expensive, but I think that it is worth the money.

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  • 3
  • Kathleen
  • Mar-03-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I have heard that this is one of the biggest downsides of the campus, but that there are flex dollars that you can spend off campus at places like Dominos

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  • 3
  • Kevin from Woodbridge, VA
  • Jan-11-2014 I am a current student here

    Food and Dining at William and Mary is nothing to speak about. There are only three cafeteria locations, two of them called the Commons and Sadler Center are just barely ok. The food mainly consists of burgers, sandwiches, pizzas and one station dedicated to something different. However, you'll find that the sandwiches and hamburgers are the most reliable in taste, but eating one everyday can be grueling. The third cafeteria is called marketplace and actually hosts a variety of vendors which you can purchase food from with your meal plan. People have mixed opinions of the food here, so I won't pass any judgement. Overall though, I would not recommend this school based on food, the food is just passable.

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  • 4
  • Nina from Chantilly, VA
  • Dec-29-2013 I am a current student here

    There are three dining halls: The Caf (my personal favorite), Sadler Center, and Marketplace. Overall there is something for anyone and you can find something you'll like. It may not compare to your mother's cooking but it's all you can eat buffet style with each swipe. So if you get a plate and don't like it, you can go get something else!

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • LYNDAH from Fredericksbrg, VA
  • Aug-21-2014 I am a current student here

    Most of the fraternities and sororities are highly active in the community, hold mixers to get to know one another, and host parties throughout the year. The housing is primarily nice, and they know how to form close bonds with all their members as well as have fun. Greek Life grows in popularity each year.

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  • 0
  • Nina from Chantilly, VA
  • Dec-29-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is here but it isn't go Greek or die. Only a small amount of students are apart of Greek Life. It's great if you want a consistent social life because W&M isn't a big party school.

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  • 0
  • Tiera from Woodbridge, VA
  • Jun-04-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is a huge part of William & Mary life. As a non-Greek person, sometimes it can feel like we are kind of left out. But it doesn't really matter, because there are still other things to get involved in. There are still other non-Greek affiliates that make your experience just as full, and you have just as much fun as a Greek affiliated person because you'll make friends that like you for you, not just because you're in the same fraternity or sorority.

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  • 0
  • Robert from Alexandria, VA
  • May-11-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life at the College is actually fairly prevalent. There are 16 fraternities and 13 sororities on campus, as well as many other Greek-letter honor societies that induct members based on proficiency in certain departments, such as music or theatre.

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  • 0
  • Ryan from Williamsburg, VA
  • May-08-2013 I am a current student here

    Never joined. Price to join a frat is atrocious--approximately $400 per semester. Save your money and use the time to do meaningful activities like internship or community service.

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