William & Mary
The College of William and Mary (W&M) has the distinction of being considered the second-oldest college in the United States. In more than 300 years of operation, W&M has established itself as a premier university, combining an emphasis on research and engagement with the wide-ranging, interdisciplinary nature of the liberal arts. W&M's academics focus primarily on undergraduate study. More than 35 undergraduate programs are available, including a few joint degree programs with the University of St. Andrews. Undergraduates are encouraged to take on research projects and find other practical ways to apply their studies. Graduate studies at W&M include more than 25 programs. The college's Colonial History program is considered one of the best in the country, and the W&M Law School is the oldest in the United States. With more than 400 clubs and organizations, student life at College of William and Mary is diverse and active. About 85% of students participate in athletics, and the college offers plenty of opportunities for community engagement. To apply for undergraduate admissions at William & Mary, submit the Common Application by January 1. If you'd like to be considered for need-based financial aid, you should also complete the FAFSA and CSS Profile by March 1. Graduate admissions procedures vary by department.