Facts about the College of William and Mary
second oldest university in America is also one of the most
Intel named William and Mary one of the most “unwired” campuses in the
country. The Sunken Garden isn’t just a place for playing
Frisbee these days. Now you can log into your favorite blog or
site anytime, anywhere.
attend classes in rooms where Thomas Jefferson studied and at the same
time use some of the most sophisticated computer technology and
scientific instrumentation in the world.
Sir Christopher Wren Building, completed in 1700, has been called “the
soul of the College.” Survivor of three fires, its classrooms, offices
and chapel still welcome student daily, despite the rumor that it’s
in 1693, William and Mary is the SECOND OLDEST educational institution
in the U.S. Although Harvard began operation first, William and Mary’s
antecedents actually predate those of the Massachusetts institution.
- The FIRST U.S. institution to have a Royal
- FOUR US Presidents benefited from educational
programs offered by the
College: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe and John