pride & joy

And now a word from our numbers.

Maybe we've been too hard on numbers. At a smallish liberal arts university like William & Mary, we like to say that "you're more than a number." But maybe that gives you the impression that numbers are bad. We like numbers. Some of our best friends are numbers. In fact, sometimes it feels really good to be a number, especially numbers like these:

#5 for best undergraduate teaching among national universities (U.S. News & World Report)
#1 public university in study abroad participation (Institute of International Education's "Open Doors" report)
#1 public university in Virginia for commitment to access and affordability for low and middle-income students (The New York Times)
#1 for Happiest Students (Princeton Review)
#5 for Most Beautiful Campus (Princeton Review)
#12 Best Undergraduate Business Program (Bloomberg Businessweek)

Add up those numbers and the conclusion is clear: William & Mary is one of the best universities in the world and a wise educational investment. (The numbers also add up to 25, but that seems less important.)