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Posted at 11:35 PM ET, 03/29/2010

College Tour '10: College of William & Mary

By Valerie Strauss

College of William & Mary
From a student

Beautiful campus – the most beautiful one of all the schools I visited. Second oldest school in the country – impressive. Stellar academics. They have every type of tree (even a palm) on campus. The kids seem well-rounded, smart, and talented. Perfect for the person who wants a very campus-y campus and close-knit college. I am not one of them.

Furthermore, I wondered if there were a certain “type” of person that goes to William and Mary. Many of the kids I saw there were preppy. J. Crew collared shirts were everywhere; the second I got there I saw about a hundred girls coming out of a building with flowers in their hands, crying and wearing sorority T-shirts. Alas, William and Mary was not for me.

This is one in a series of reports that parents and students are contributing about their campus tours this spring. If you have visited a school and would like to participate, email me a brief report at You can find out more about College Tour ’10 and how to write about your college visit here.

Go to to see more college posts in the series.

By Valerie Strauss  | March 29, 2010; 11:35 PM ET
Categories:  College Tour '10  | Tags:  College Tour '10, college admissions  
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