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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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • briana from atlanta, ga
  • 4
  • most of the freshman dorms are small, so they are a tight-knit community! you definitely will become friends with at least a few people from your dorm. there is minimal…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Jena from Southampton County, VA
  • I am a current student here

    I mean the dining halls are ok. You have two all-you-can eat dining halls to choose from, The Caf and Sadler. You also have Marketplace which offers a selection of to go foods (this is where a lot of students go). The food in our dining halls are ok; I am not a fan. So next semester I switched my meal plan so I can have more dining dollars (or flex) to spend at the Business School cafe! Make sure to stop by at least once and get a sandwich on pretzel bun or a bubble tea from Argo Tea! You won't regret it. If you are tired of dining halls, there are restaurants and QSRs where you can use your dining dollars to get food on the go. Cosi in Sadler Center is a popular spot!

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  • 2
  • briana from atlanta, ga
  • I am a current student here

    the cafeteria food is not of very high quality, and doesn't really taste very good. however, there are many dining options on campus. you can use your dining dollars (that comes with every meal plan) to eat at local restaurants and shop at the student mini grocery stores. there is also a food lion grocery store that is walking distance if you prefer to cook your own food. there are also many good restaurants in williamsburg as a whole if you want to spend regular money.

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  • 3
  • william from fairfax, va
  • I am a current student here

    there is a lot off campus that helps compensate for the two main dining halls on campus not being very good. on the other hand, marketplace, a smaller dining area on campus that takes meal swipes, is pretty good.

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  • 3
  • Kassie from West Point, VA
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The on-campus food didn't seem all that impressive, but there are plenty of places in the area I know are great to eat at, and most give a student discount.

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  • 4
  • Michelle from Springfield, VA
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Again, I was here for crew camp and from what I can remember, the cafeteria food was actually pretty good.

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  • 4
  • Logan from Vestavia, AL
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I didn't get to eat at the college cafeteria, but the eateries around it are good.

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  • 4
  • Olivia from Flossmoor, IL
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    There are 3 dining halls on campus and you can use the meal plan at a few restaurants off campus as well.

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  • 5
  • Christina from Toano, VA
  • 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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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • briana from atlanta, ga
  • I am a current student here

    greek life is prominent, but it is definitely not pressured upon students who do not want to participate. about half of the campus is involved in greek life, and the other half is not. greek life hosted events are open to everyone, regardless of if you are in a sorority or fraternity or not.

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  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    30% of our students participate in Greek Life so it's a lot more prominent than some people may think.

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  • 0
  • Olivia from Flossmoor, IL
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Driving around the campus it seems like a really big deal. I asked a few students and got mixed answers.

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  • 0
  • LYNDAH from Fredericksbrg, VA
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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