William & Mary vs. UNC Chapel Hill?

<p>So I already sent in my deposit to WM, but just yesterday I was accepted off the waitlist to UNC. </p>

<p>How do the schools compare in the following fields?</p>

<p>1.) General prestige / Reputation
2.) Quality of undergraduate Business program
3.) Social Life / Greek Life
4.) Girls.
5.) General feel? Student population?</p>

<p>Thanks... I'm really torn.</p>

<p>go to William & Mary.</p>

<p>I'm going to make a bold statement that many will disagree with but I believe that William & Mary provides the best undergraduate education at a public university in the US.</p>

<p>1) Both are equal
2) William&Mary for undergraduate. UNC for graduate.
3) UNC
4) UNC
5) Subjective in nature.</p>

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I believe that William & Mary provides the best undergraduate education at a public university in the US.

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<p>I'll go along with that, Pierre.</p>

<p>^^^Unless you care to major in a myriad of disciplines that W&M doesn't offer.</p>

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1) Both are equal
2) William&Mary for undergraduate. UNC for graduate.
3) UNC
4) UNC
5) Subjective in nature.

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<p>This is pretty much on the money.</p>

<p>Could anyone else shine some light on this?</p>

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Could anyone else shine some light on this?

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<p>I'm a current UNC student, so I'll help you out as best as I can.</p>

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1.) General prestige / Reputation

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<p>Both have great reputations; I think it would be hard to rank one over the other as far as general prestige goes. </p>

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2.) Quality of undergraduate Business program

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<p>According to BusinessWeek, UNC's undergraduate program is ranked #14 overall, while William & Mary is ranked #25.</p>

<p>According to USNWR, UNC's undergraduate program is ranked #6, while William & Mary falls outside the top 10 (I can't tell you its exact rank because I'm not a premium subscriber to USNWR).</p>

<p>So, if you believe in rankings, UNC would be better as far as undergraduate business goes. </p>

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3.) Social Life / Greek Life

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<p>I think UNC would win here as well. Big-time sports, a great college town, and big Greek life (if you choose to participate in it) lead to a great social experience at UNC. </p>

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4.) Girls.

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<p>I don't know any W&M girls, but UNC has a 60/40 girl/guy ratio, and there are plenty of hot girls. If you don't believe me, just read Tucker Maxx's book, "I Hope they Serve Beer in Hell."</p>

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]5.) General feel? Student population?

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<p>Personally, I love UNC, and wouldn't trade my time here for anything. Exciting ACC sports, a great social scene, prestigious academics, and an excellent location sold it for me.</p>

<p>All I can really answer for is the general feeling. I have been to UNC twice and it was magically electrifying.</p>

<p>Both are great schools. One's large, the other's smaller. Do you come from either Virginia or North Carolina? How does the money compare?</p>

<p>I'm also a little concerned that if I go to UNC I will just find myself wishing I was going to Duke... Duke was one of my first choices and I was pretty bummed when I didn't get in</p>

<p>incorrect, if you go to UNC and really get involved there, you will HATE Duke haha</p>

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I'm also a little concerned that if I go to UNC I will just find myself wishing I was going to Duke... Duke was one of my first choices and I was pretty bummed when I didn't get in

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<p>Don't worry, that feeling will go away as soon as you step foot on campus. No one at UNC would rather be at Duke...no one. :p</p>

<p>This trend also merits concern. W&M may be more reputation than reality today.</p>

<p>Virginia</a> students facing more tuition increases | Richmond Times-Dispatch</p>

<p>when has any state not had to raise tuition for its public schools?</p>

<p>Increasing tuition just to cover cuts in funding means you are losing overall spending power and will have to cut some programs/services and not replace faculty that leave for better jobs.</p>