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Tuition

$47,400

$47,400

not including room and board

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Extremely Selective

17%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,203
Declined + 5,866
Total Received 7,069
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undergraduateRatios

48%

52%

male

female

1  :  7

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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School Facts

Williams is a private, liberal arts college. Founded in 1793 as a college for men, it adopted coeducation in 1970. Its 450-acre campus is located in Williamstown, in northwestern Massachusetts.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,106
Established in 1793
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Codes

SAT 3965
ACT 1936

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Private (nonprofit)

2,052

undergraduate students

54

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
66%
600-699
29%
500-599
5%
700-800
62%
600-699
31%
500-599
7%
700-800
69%
600-699
27%
500-599
4%
30-36
77%
24-29
22%
18-23
2%
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Williamstown, MA

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Fun Facts

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Williamstown, MA

450-acre campus in Williamstown (population: 8,424), 38 miles from Albany, NY and 140 miles from Boston. Served by bus; major airport serves Boston; smaller airport and train serve Albany. School operates transportation to airport and train station at vacations. Public transportation serves campus.

Williams College
880 Main Street
Williamstown, MA 01267

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
94%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
92%
Top 1/4
97%
Top 1/2
100%
Bottom 1/2
0%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
66%
600-699
29%
500-599
5%
700-800
62%
600-699
31%
500-599
7%
700-800
69%
600-699
27%
500-599
4%
30-36
77%
24-29
22%
18-23
2%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $65
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 1
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 10
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required/GED accepted
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Required
SAT or ACT Required

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Essay
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Minority affiliation

Considered

Geographical residence
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Extremely Selective

17%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,203
Declined + 5,866
Total Received 7,069

Admissions Contact

Richard L. Nesbitt
Director of Admissions
P: 413 597-2211
F: 413 597-4052
admission@williams.edu

Cost

Tuition $46,330
Room $6,060
Board $6,240
Additional fees $270
Books & supplies $800
Total $59,700
Average Financial Aid - $43,747
Total with Avg. Aid $15,953

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$43,747

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,051,736
State $167,806
Institutional $41,046,262
Other external $1,122,085
Total $44,387,889

Non-need-based

Federal $5,500
State
Institutional
Other external $887,287
Total $892,787

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
field hockey
football
golf
ice hockey
lacrosse
soccer
softball
squash
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
New England College Wrestling Association (Division III), New England Small College Athletic Conference (Division III)
Mascot
Ephs
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
American Studies
Anthropology
Art
Art History
Asian Studies
Astronomy
Astrophysics
Biology
Chemistry
Chinese
Classics/Greek/Latin
Comparative Literature
Computer Science
Development Economics
Economics
English
French
Geoscience
German
History
Japanese
Literary Studies
Mathematics
Music
Philosophy
Physics
Political Economy
Political Science
Psychology
Religion
Russian
Sociology
Spanish
Theatre
Women/Gender Studies
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Undergraduate

97%

2,052
students

Female
52%
1,070

Male
48%
982

Graduate

3%

54
students

Female
54%
29

Male
46%
25

undergraduateFull-time

98%

2,013
students

Female
53%
1,048

Male
47%
965

undergraduatePart-time

2%

39
students

Female
57%
22

Male
43%
17

Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Hispanic/Latino
56%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

3%

Transfer applicants accepted

60%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 3.50
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 15

Spring: May 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

16

courses

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 48
Countries most often represented Botswana
Canada
China
Kenya
Korea
Nepal
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation
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