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the College of William and Mary

The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia is the second oldest university college in the whole of the United States of America. Founded in 1693, it remains a popular and well respected place for undergraduate studies in fields like science and the arts. As a small college, with around 7,500 students joining each year, it retains an intimate and familial air that a lot of attendees say makes them feel instantly at home.

Many people visit the College of William and Mary with a view to finding out whether it is a college they or their children might like to attend, however it is also fairly popular with tourists on account of its rich historical significance as the place where Thomas Jefferson studied (there is even a statue of him on campus), and also its beautiful natural surroundings. As a busy campus, you will also find lots of places to eat, drink and shop on the grounds of the College of William and Mary, so whether you want a delicious pancake breakfast or some college memorabilia, you’ll find it easy to come by. It is best to visit during college term time, as this is obviously when the campus is at its most lively and there are plenty of things to see and do.

Naturally, the College of William and Mary also has a lot of regular events and talks that are open to the public as well as to their own students, so you can also attend a seminar, view a performance or take part in other events if you time your visit right! All sorts of information about events on campus and tours for potential students and tourists alike can be found on the College of William and Mary website, which is at http://www.wm.edu/about/visiting/index.php. The website offers a wealth of information to help you plan and execute your visit, including a downloadable map of the campus you can print out and bring with you or view on your tablet or smartphone.