College of William and Mary

William & Mary
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Founded in 1693, William & Mary is the second-oldest institution of higher education in the United States. It was the first university to establish Greek organizations and to teach political economy. It currently offers more than 40 undergraduate programs, with business and social sciences topping the list for the most popular majors.

  • With its dual-degree partnerships, William and Mary gives students the opportunity to pursue joint degrees.
  • Students volunteer for more than 250,000 hours each year.
  • It has been among the top producers of Peace Corps volunteers for 11 years in a row.
  • Three United States presidents graduated from the W&M: Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, and John Tyler.
  • It is a “Public Ivy”—one of only eight in the nation.