Students at William & Mary

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This wiki page about Students at the College of William and Mary is a work in progress with information added as staff finds and/or compiles information in response to inquiries. The Alumni page also provides frequently requested information and the list of SCRC Wiki entries categorized as about Students may also be of interest.

Number of Students

1790: 16

1791: 22

1792: 8

1793: 42

1794: 23

1795: 19

1796: 32

1797: 25

1798: 35

1799: 43

1800: 44

1833: 18; After a cholera epidemic, only eighteen students matriculated in 1833.


1906: 244 (Godson, p. 491)

1907-1916: averaged 208 (Godson, p. 491)

1917: 149 (Godson, p. 491)


1976: 4,381 undergraduates; 1,223 graduate; and 449 law school

2006: 7,544 undergraduate; 1,243 graduate; and 616 law school

Multicultural

1976: 103 African American students attended the College (2.2%)

1982: 162 African American students attended the College (3.4%)

1983: 153 African American students attended the College

1985: 195 African American students attended the College (4%)

1988: 303 African American students attended the College (5.8%); 145 Asian American students attended the College (2.8%); 50 Hispanic students attended the College (.9%); 5 American Indian students attended the College(.1%)

Student Life at the College of William and Mary

A brief timeline and a few suggested sources.

  • 18th-21st century: correspondence of students, faculty, staff, and public referencing the College and its students. Search for material in the SCRC Collections Database.
  • 20th century: Colonial Echo (1899) The Flat Hat (1911) begin publishing; scrapbooks created by students flourish; administrative records from the Office of the President to various deans as well as personal papers of faculty, staff, students, and alumni are available. Search for material in the SCRC Collections Database.
  • Today: So what should we do now? How are we currently documenting student life and what should we be doing? One answer is that documenting student life now includes all of the things we did before as well as collecting fliers, websites, and… What do you think?


Material in the Special Collections Research Center

  • A guide specifically for those researching topics related to William & Mary is available; researchers will find the "People & Groups" tab of particular use.

1866-1932].

  • "Hark the students' voices swelling" : nineteenth century student life at the College of William and Mary, Taylor, Peter Jeffrey. Thesis (Honors)--College of William and Mary, 2005. Archives Book collection call number: LD6051 .W5m Hist., 2005, T39.
  • Advisory Working Group on Undergraduate Enrollment Files, 1989-1990, Offfice of the Provost Records, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

References

  • 1790-1800 student numbers from the "Students" folder and attributed to Lyon G. Tyler, University Archives Subject File Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.


Need help?

To search for further material, visit the Special Collections Research Center's Search Tool List for an overview of the Special Collections Database, W&M Digital Archive, Flat Hat-William & Mary News-Alumni Gazette index, card catalogs, and other tools available to help you find material of interest in William & Mary Libraries Special Collections Research Center.

Questions? Contact the Special Collections Research Center at spcoll@wm.edu or 757-221-3090, or visit the Special Collections Research Center in the Earl Gregg Swem Library at William & Mary.

A Note About The Contents Of This Wiki
The information available in this wiki is the best available from known documents and sources at the time it was written. Unfortunately, many of the early original records of William & Mary were destroyed by fires, military occupation, and the normal effects of time. Information in this wiki is not complete as new information continues to be uncovered in Swem Library's Special Collections Research Center and elsewhere. Researchers are strongly encouraged to use the Special Collections search tools for their research as the information contained in this wiki is by no means comprehensive.