I attended the graduate school, Ph.D program in Public Policy/Administration. The program is somewhat interdisciplinary in construction and was refreshingly neutral in regards to issues involving the qualitative/quantitative data paradigms. Most of the professors were great and very supportive of the program and helpful to the students. There were no academic head games being played. The graduate school had an annual retreat and a Christmas party for the students and professors to get together socially. The retreat also served as a learning tool. Classmates were not visibly competitive with each other. I believe that the school has an excellent track record and enjoys a fine reputation. The campus itself is very beautiful, very much worth a walking tour. The art and culture programs hosted by the school are very rich and engaging. The school offers its students world class physical education facilities as well. My advice to students at any level is to take advantage of all that the school offers: get to know the teachers, see them during office hours, go to the various cultural events and get involved in the life of the academic commnity.
Chancellors at the College of William and Mary have included some very famous retired statesmen, including Margaret Thatcher (UK Prime Minister), Henry Kissinger (US Secretary of State), Warren E. Burger (US Chief Justice), and, currently, Sandra Day O'Connor (US Associate Justice).
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