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William & Mary

Small, smart & historic

William & Mary is the second oldest college in the U.S., but also a cutting-edge research university. Known as a “Public Ivy” — one of only eight in the U.S. — William & Mary offers a world-class education at an exceptional value.


A succession of influential individuals-including President George Washington, President John Tyler, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger have held the post of Chancellor of William & Mary. Famous alumni have included three U.S. presidents, the head of the FBI and NASA’s chief scientist.


Guaranteed admission to William & Mary*

As part of its unique relationship with Richard Bland College, which shares a governing board with William & Mary, students at Richard Bland will be guaranteed admission to William & Mary who fulfill all necessary conditions:

  • Earn your RBC Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree
  • Earn a 3.25 cumulative GPA
  • TOEFL 100
  • Successful completion of specific prerequisite courses outlined in the guaranteed admission agreement 

Academic programs for transfer students

The guaranteed admission agreement provides admission to William & Mary’s Faculty of Arts & Sciences. Schools of Business and Education programs require a separate application upon enrolling at William & Mary.


 * Admission agreement criteria subject to change without notice. Please visit for the latest information.