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If you are planning a college visit to the College of William & Mary then you have come to the right page. Founded in 1693, the College of William and Mary is one of the oldest college institutions in the country. It's known for many of its firsts, including the first US institution with a Royal Charter, the first Greek-letter society, the first student honor code, and the first law school in the US. Not only is William and Mary a well-respected institution that attracts several students from around the country, but it's surrounded by many beautiful tourist sites such as Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Busch Gardens.

“William & Mary has been called the Alma Mater of the Nation because of its close ties to America's founding fathers. A 17-year-old George Washington received his surveyor's license through W&M and would return as its first American chancellor. Thomas Jefferson received his undergraduate education here, as did presidents John Tyler and James Monroe.”

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College of William & Mary Notable Alumni

  • Thomas Jefferson – Author of the Declaration of Independence and Former U.S. President
  • James Monroe – Former U.S. President
  • John Tyler – Former U.S. President
  • Glenn Close – Actor
  • Robert Gates – Former Head of the CIA and U.S. Secretary of Defense
  • Reid Harrison – Screenwriter and T.V. Producer
  • Jen Psaki – White House Press Secretary


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