At William and Mary, teaching, research, and public service are linked through programs designed to preserve, transmit, and expand knowledge. The university’s undergraduate program provides a broad liberal education in a stimulating academic environment enhanced by a talented student body. Were the second oldest college in the nation, but also a cutting-edge research university. Were highly selective, but also public, offering a world-class education without the sticker shock. Our students are not only some of the smartest in the world, but passionate about serving others and serious about having fun. Our professors are teachers, scholars and research mentors, the cornerstone of a thriving intellectual community that produces experienced, engaged, successful graduates. Through their strengths, passions and knowledge, our faculty, students and staff are creating a new model of sustainability for higher education. Were a “Public Ivy”one of only eight in the nation. That means we offer a superior education thats accessible to everyone. We love our hometown of Williamsburg and the amazing Commonwealth of Virginia and were proud to be one of the reasons for their economic success.