What were William and Mary known for?

William of Orange (1650–1702) and his wife Mary II (1662–1694), daughter of James II, became king and queen of England in 1689. They were both Protestants. The pair had been invited to come from the Netherlands, where William was the official head of state, to rescue England from the Catholic rule of James II.

How hard is it to get into William and Mary?

It is not as difficult to get into as a private Ivy League school, but it isn’t easy either. In 2018, the acceptance rate at William & Mary was 37%.

Is William and Mary private or public?

Yes, William & Mary is a public university, but receives less than 11 percent of its operating budget from the Commonwealth of Virginia. Private funds are critical to preserving and growing the academic excellence of the university.

Is UNC a public ivy?

Moll’s list of the Public Ivies consisted of 15 schools, including William & Mary, UC Berkeley, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Michigan, UCLA, and the University of Virginia.

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