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College of William and Mary Admissions

Newsweek says that the College of William & Mary is “America’s hottest small state school.”

Most guest come to stay at the Fife & Drum Inn due to our proximity to Historic Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown. More and more we have visits from guest related to the College of William and Mary.

The Inn is located one block from the historic heart of the college, Wren Yard. The William and Mary admissions office, which serves visiting high school students with entry requirements and home base for campus tours is a short 3 block walk down Richmond Road.

Standing at the west end of Colonial Williamsburg’s historic Duke of Gloucester Street, the Wren Yard features the oldest academic structure in continuous use in the nation; the Wren Building provided classrooms, library, chapel, and a dining hall for many early American leaders, including future Presidents Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, and John Tyler. The structure is believed to have been designed by Sir Christopher Wren, architect of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London.

For the rising senior the College of William and Mary has a number of programs and opportunities available to experience what it might be like to attend the college. You can take a tour of the William and Mary campus, spend the night, attend a class, and meet current William and Mary students.

Parents are welcome to attend the tour. You need to plan on about 2 hours, but as the campus is fairly large and spread out you can easily spend more time, on your own, checking it out.

Not only was Thomas Jefferson (class of 1762) a student at the College of William and Mary but he founded the College’s Department of Modern Languages in 1779, making it the first and oldest such department in the nation.

It has been our pleasure at the Inn to have parents of kids seeking and gaining admission to the college stay with us through the 4 years their children are in the undergraduate program and then plan a stay with other family members for the joyous May graduation ceremonies.