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The College of William and Mary in Virginia Academic Experience

Past Performance | Probation Policy|Academic Calendar | Graduate Career Data

Past Performance

What Do We Like To Study?

Most Popular Majors

Least Popular Majors
  • classical studies
  • American studies
  • German


Probation Policy

The minimum GPA required for all students to remain off probation during their entire college tenure is:

Graduation Policy:

Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar System:

  • Semester System (two terms comprise academic year)

Summer Sessions:

  • 2 summer session(s) that consist of 5 weeks.

New student orientation:

  • Orientation for new students is held in August.

Graduate Career Data

Percentage of graduates who pursue further study:
  • 34% continue immediately.
Percentage of all graduates who pursue graduate study in various fields:
  • Law School: 3%
  • Medical School: 2%
  • Graduate Business Programs: 1%
  • Graduate Arts and Sciences Programs: 47%
  • Other: 12%
List of graduate schools most often selected by our recent graduates:
  • American University, Duke University, George Washington University, Georgetown University, Medical College of
  • Virginia, University of Pennsylvania, University of Richmond, College of William and Mary.
58% of our graduates choose careers in business and industry.

34% of our graduates enter into a job market related to their major within two years of graduation.

Firms that most frequently hire our graduates:
  • American Management, Big Six accounting firms, Continental Insurance, Sears.
Most prominent alumni/ae:
  • Glenn Close, actress; Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe, U.S. Presidents; John Marshall, chief justice, U.S. Supreme Court; Barbara Rambo, executive vice president, Bank of America.