Capitol A wrote:
I will be attending W&M come August. Can you guys be AWESOME and post info (and pictures, if you guys have a camera
) about ASW? I can't go because I have to work and pay bills/rent etc., and I live all the way on the other coast. Perspective by you guys on the school/environment and other stuff would be very helpful in helping me make a decision. Thank you guys!
I was just there all last week. Are there specific things you want to know? I may have a few pics, but will have to look when I get home to see if there's anything good.
Yeah, actually. I did a lot of research on their statistics/student body when I was applying, but nnot as much in terms of the location. How is the layout of the school and Williamsburg? Will I need a car?
If I go to W&M, I'll be moving from Los Angeles. It's going to be huge change and I worry more about the city more than the school (I mean, I heard good things about the facilities, and in terms of library and how pretty the school is...doesn't really matter to me as much).
Any pictures would be great! You guys are AWESOME.
The law school is seperated a little from the undergrad campus. It's about a block away. The entire law school is in one building.
I would say a car is probably not an absolute necessity, especially if you have a bike and get a place to live near school. Even though the 'burg is pretty small, you could easily live 5+miles from campus. Traffic is slow enough that you would be good on a bike, but thats sort of a long ride. There may be times that you would wish you had a car, like when the weather is bad, or you want to go to a city, or drive to one of the many many historic sites in the surrounding area, but you will get by without one.
There is an amtrak station right by campus, that will get you to DC.
Colonial williamsburg is about a 30second walk from campus, and there are several restaurants there.
The big thing that struck me was that everything was definitely old, but was in remarkably good shape. Old meant beautiful and charming, not delapidated and dirty.
I'm trying to think of what else to say.....The one thing that surprised me, was that it seems like pretty much every college town I've been to has a road with bars and restaurants that all the students hang out at. I didn't find that in Williamsburg. Maybe I just missed it, but I did not see it.
I'm sure there's more I could say...I'm moving from Phoenix, and went to undergrad at ASU, so it's going to be a huge change for me too, but I'm looking forward to it.